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29 May 2013

Anime Writers Wanted, Join Us At Cinehouse & The People’s Movies

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Kwonicha ! We’re recruiting again and we want you and that’s the Anime Writers! We’re looking for lovers who have a passion for all things Japanese, are you that person?

Do you want to review the latest reviews from Manga Entertainment and MVM but it’s not all about the reviews. Post the latest news from the world of anime, the latest trailers, create fresh original but most of all entertaining articles and features help create The People’s Movies & Cinehouse into a hub for Anime fans? If you your passion also lies in Asian cinema in general we can help you out there too and we’ll do our best to give you a platform to share your passion?

We’re looking for a couple of writers who have written for sites before or someone really eager to get first steps, so do you have what it takes? Remember this isn’t just for reviews they are probably most important part of working with us. So can you work on your own initiative know where to look for the latest Anime news, trailers to create your posts?

Unfortunately we can’t offer any money however you will be able to keep those MVM and Manga Entertainment releases you will review, we can provide you with the Anime films to review, maybe occasionally the odd cinema screening, passes for festivals. What are you waiting for then? Get in touch now, Freelancers are welcomed

So how do you sign up?

  1. Your Name &Age
  2. Location (what is your home town name)
  3. 2 sample links to previous posts
  4. Reasons on why we should pick you (500 words maximum)
  5. If your freelancer let us know

Where do I send the above too? label your email 'Anime Writer' and email the info we need to

Please Note The Peoples Movies And Cinehouse are UK based websites so if you live outside UK we cannot provide anime to review, however if you are keen to help using your own sources please do get in touch.

18 July 2010

Teaser For Live Action GANTZ (part 1)

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Back in the 1990's I knew alot of Anime/Manga that was out mostly than's to Helen McCarthy's Anime UK magazine it was essential reading for all British/Irish anime/manga fans. But like many things the rightwing media of Uk destroys anything popular by sentsationalising it with some negative press articles (they caught onto the hentai - porn anime and made people think all anime is pornographic   as well violent) and the fans drew away alltogether or underground.  I've tried my best to keep up with whats going on maybe borrowing friends anime or watching it online. Japan is very proud of there animation & comicbook industry if your aged 1 or 99 theres always something for you a respected medium so watching popular titles become animation then live action cinema versions is not unusal so we have the latest GANTZ.
The great thing about this anime its known worldwide and even though many manga/anime's do become live action some can be a bit poorly made more made for tv than cinema but Gantz does look like one of the better ones. I have heard of it but have no clue what the story is all about but if you enjoy young guys jumping around in leather pvc suits and a mysterious black ball check this out, i've tried to get a english synopsis but no luck.
trailer after break....

3 April 2010

Trailer For Yuasa Masaaki's YOJOHAN SHINWA TAIKEI!

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source TwitchFilm
During my teens into early twenties my highlight of the weekend was heading upto Glasgow city centre to the comic book shops to my latest dc or marvel comics which eventually came manga and anime. Every day I would try source out new stuff but as time went by I lost interest mostly down to lack of money to buy what I like, but more recently I have started to rediscover anime once again and like my movie education I want to rediscover my anime/manga again.
Above is a second trailer for Yuasa Masaaki's YOHJOHAN SHINWA TAIKEI  a fantastic looking anime, with first look at the first character I thought I was looking at Japan's version of Desperete Dan! But what we get here is an fine example of great Japanese animation that graphically looks alternative but still with distinctive anime traits. it seems Masaaki shifts his drawing style per project which is sometimes a good thing but can be negative as well but on first impressions this is great stuff and a example how how talented the artist is.
Yohjohan Shinwa Taikei is an anime made for Japenese TV which will be starting soon and all I can say is brilliant stuff...give me more!!!

23 August 2012

Classic Anime Ninja Scroll Coming to Blu-Ray First Time

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Anime classic Ninja Scroll comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever! Available in a limited edition Double Play Blu-ray/DVD Steelbook as well as separately on Blu-ray and DVD, Yoshiaki Kawajiri's wonderfully animated 1993 masterpiece sets the bar for ninja action, as wandering swordsman Jubei and female ninja Kagero carve their way through a host of super-powered bad guys. Gory, visceral and still shocking after nearly two decades, Ninja Scroll demands a place on any anime fan's shelf.

Set during Japan's Tokugawa period, Ninja Scroll opens with female ninja Kagero - the sole survivor of a squad sent to investigate a plagued village - at the mercy of Tessai, a monster of a man who can turn his skin to stone. Rescued by wandering ronin Jubei Kibagami, the pair discover from shady shogunate spy Dakuan that Tessai is one of the Eight Devils of Kimon - a band of super ninja apparently led by Jubei's old nemesis Himuro Genma, whom he insists that he killed years ago.

Tricked into helping Kagero and Dakuan take down the Eight Devils, expert swordsman Jubei must push his finely-honed fighting skills to the limit if he is to defeat his deadly adversaries, who include shadow assassin Shijima, blind warrior Utsutsu, explosives specialist Zakuro and, of course, the evil Himuro Genma himself. Pitted against such merciless foes, only one thing is certain; Jubei Kibagami must kill or be killed.

Along with Akira and Ghost In The Shell, Ninja Scroll was one of the key titles that opened the West's eyes to what anime could achieve. Stunningly animated and shockingly violent, Ninja Scroll combines sex, death, action, intrigue and copious fountains of blood to create an all-time anime classic.

Written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Wicked City, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust), Ninja Scroll is made by veteran animation studio Madhouse, whose long list of credits include acclaimed movies such as Summer Wars, Paprika, The Girl Who Lept Through Time and Perfect Blue as well as series like Death Note and Black Lagoon. November 26th 2012 is the day all anime fans in UK have to include in their diaries, when Ninja Scroll is released on Blu Ray, DVD (re-release) and Special Steelbook edition.

Whilst creating this post our friends over at Twitch have found out Madhouse after 20 years are working on a new 3 part Ninja Scroll animation called Ninja Scroll Burst and below is the first teaser!

4 August 2013

Berserk Movie 2: Battle For Doldrey Blu-Ray Review

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Rating: 15
BD Release Date: 12th August 2013 (UK)
Director:Toshiyuki Kubooka
Cast: Hiroaki Iwanaga, Toa Yukinari, Takahiro Sakurai
Buy:Berserk: Movie 2 - The Battle For Doldrey [Blu-ray]

Griffith's words about true friends still resound in Guts' head. They haunt him on the battlefield and in his downtime, making him question his moves and motivation. This doesn't stop him from fighting for Griffith as the Band of the Hawk joins the other forces of the king to take down Doldrey, a nigh impregnable fortress that has never been successfully besieged. In between battles, Guts continues to ponder where his life is headed if he sticks with the Band of the Hawk, strengthens his bond with woman warrior Casca, and ultimately makes a decision that will have a great impact not only on his future, but on the rest of the Hawks' as well.

I first encountered Berserk when I picked up a copy of it in my library and I remember how different it was to other manga’s. It was more violent and graphic than other manga’s I had encountered (I had still to discover things like Ninja Scroll and Fist of the North Star) and I went to great lengths to acquire the other volumes. I then discovered that there was an anime of Berserk and since these were the dark ages before internet shopping became so easy to use (yes I am that old now shush) I had to scour DVD shops, HMV’s, charity shops and Forbidden Planet’s to find a boxset. But eventually I acquired it and myself and some other anime obsessed mates sat down to watch it. Wow were we disappointed! It was just a bit pathetic compared to the excellent manga we had all been reading.

Years later in 2012 I would go to the Scotland Loves Anime festival in Edinburgh where they were showing the new Berserk OVA’s and I will admit I was not that excited about these films. However I was blown away by not only the quality of the animation but the skill and time taken to properly translate Kentaro Miura’s manga to anime. Studio 4˚C brought their unique animation style that had been used to great success on their previous film Steamboy and from what I heard in the interviews after the films they went to great lengths to honour the original manga, including visiting Edinburgh to get a feel of medieval cities (shameless flattery to the Edinburgh fanbase I think though). The animation style is a mixture of CGI and hand drawn styles. Now this works for most of the film with the bodies and action being mostly CGI but the faces and emotions all being hand drawn but occasionally you will see the two styles clash with one another but this rarely happens and so the action scenes and battles look amazing and you get amazing characterisation and emotion from the animation. However many of the battle scenes do seem to be fought by armies of clones and so there is often very little variety in some of the larger battles and since this film focuses on a major battle it is slightly disappointing.

This film focuses on the interaction between two of the main characters Guts and Casca and the development of their friendship while fighting in the Band of the Hawk. These two characters form the basis of the Berserk series and it is their interactions and what happens to them that progresses the story. Casca is a great character and moves away from the standard warrior woman in manga and anime by having actual motives to fight alongside men rather than just being the regular chain mail bikini clad warrior. Saying this though her design does slightly drop her into this trope as she rides into battle with thigh high boots and armour that has its own cleavage.

Guts is a rather simple character but this is what drives him. He spends the film questioning what he is doing and if it is what he wants in life. He is left with a choice that means either staying with Band of the Hawk or trying to make his own life by himself. His growing friendship with Casca makes him want to stay but his desire to make his own life away from Griffith conflicts with this and the ending is suitably tragic for them all.

The voice acting of the Japanese actors is brilliant with Hiroaki Iwanaga, Toa Yukinari and Takahiro Sakurai as voices of Guts, Casca and Griffith. The English voice work is good but doesn’t sound as good as the Japanese. It’s not because they are bad but mainly because the Japanese language suites the melodrama of the series over the English.

Now the film is very good but what lets it down is the editing. Every so often there are scenes that seem to be missing. You will be watching it then suddenly the characters will have changed location or something would have been said that makes little sense. Overall this doesn’t affect the plot but affects the viewing experience and makes it look rather sloppy.

Overall though it is a great film for fans of the manga or any other anime fans.


Adam Cook

17 July 2010

English Version Trailer For Anime REDLINE


source Twitchfilm
Back in the early 1990's I was lucky in the UK to have a chance tp follow Manga& Anime when you could go into shops buy various magazines, watch anime on tv that wasn't Pokemon or Beyblade, new videos (it was still video back in those days)out everyweek and you had unlimited resources to find out whats going on. Nowdays thanks to antianime sentsationalised reporting by the rightwing media of UK the fanbase has went more underground or struggles to find where to get new movies/comics, its sad because theres more to anime than just Naruto. I still love to delve in and see what I'm missing but finance prevents me going further because when you have great anime like REDLINE you want to be involved more.
Redline is the creation of Takeshi Koike (Ninja Scroll) and Katsuhito Ishii (Taste of Tea) for Madhouse Studios and the movie will be getting a release in North America soon as for UK & Ireland thats a good question.
It's sad in today society especially in UK & Ireland watching animation or reading manga and your over 25 the media regards you as mentally unstable, if only they understood animation and comic books are for all ages!

trailer after the break...

26 December 2013

Watch First Trailer For Live Action Patlabor TV Series And Film

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1990's was a great time to be an anime fan in UK, with no internet, you could buy anime any shop that sold video even better mainstream TV (BBC, Channel 4) screened anime more regularly.Mamoru Oshii's Patlabor was one of the anime's we cherished during the decade and now we have a teaser trailer for Patlabor Next Generation TV Series.

It may only be 32 seconds long but when we have a mecha film the first thing we want to see is the MECHA! and we do! The glimpse we get is of the 8 metre tall robotic mecha AV-98 Ingram with the main cast of the series around the foot of the metallic giant. The series is not going to be a remake of the anime movies or series, set in Tokyo 2013 with the third generation of Patlabor due to the recession The Tokyo Metropolitan Police has been disbanded.

The series  will be shown in 7 parts with the first episode coming April 2014 with a feature film arriving in Summer 2015.

source: Animenewsnetwork

13 November 2010

TeaserTrailer For Hoshi o Ou Kodomo: Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below

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We love our animation and Japanese anime especially at Cinehouse (& The Peoples Movies), we may not be right up to date but we love to show you guys some of the anime catching our eye at the moment. One of those anime is Hoshi o Ou Kodomo: Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below and thanks to Yahoo Japan you can check the first teaser trailer above.

The film centers on Asuna, a girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her father as a memento. However, she embarks on a journey of adventure to meet a boy again, and thus comes to know the cruelty and beauty of the world, as well as loss.

The anime willbe out on theatrical release in Japan in May 2011

11 July 2012

Cinehouse Going, Reviewers, Anime, Horror Writers Wanted

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This weekend it's time to give Cinehouse it's deserved upgrade. This Sunday (possibly Monday) will soon become after nearly 3 years in existence(3 years this September) the blog deserves its early birthday present.  So keep your eyes opened for the change(eye on facebook page too for updates) , then upgrade your bookmarks. With new upgrade comes opportunities to join the team, so we're recruiting!

Are you passionate about film?Especially World Cinema, Independent, Arthouse, Cult & Classic film, Anime?  Do you get a little agitated when you read reviews which you don’t agree with? Are you looking for a platform to showcase your own views? Then Cinehouse  is the site for you!
We’re currently looking to join our team; reviewers & writers.

You will be able to attend preview screenings, premiers (London), watch DVD/Blu-Ray, attend film festivals, film related events, write articles and write in the knowledge that your views are your own and will be respected.

So where do I sign up?  Fill in the small contact form tell us a little about yourself, why you want to join us and if you’ve done some reviews (or articles if writer only) send us links to some examples of your previous work.

If you’re just interested in helping write some film related articles & features, attend interviews also please do get in touch as well, we’d love to hear from you too!

Joining the team at cinehouse will give you opportunities to write for The Peoples Movies too. Here's some area we love you to get involved in...

Reviewers – reviewing the latest cinema releases to latest in the best (and worst) of DVD, Blu Ray releases, also a chance to review short films and at film festivals.
Writers -  Show off passion for film&cinema with creating engaging, factual, informative articles, features, retrospectives and you can even make them funny most of all be creative. You can have a chance to create a regular column.
Interviewers – A chance to interview actors, filmmakers, upcoming talent face to face or on phone and when things are quiet create posts from existing interviews from great sources or attend press conferences.
Anime writers – review the latest anime releases (we work with MVM, Manga Entertainment, Studio Canal), post trailers,latest  news in various formats from daily, weekly even monthly.
Horror Writers – bring us the latest trailers, news  and review a few films from the horror world. Present a weekly/monthly at the peoples movies and daily at cinehouse.
News Hunters – Post the latest news, gossip, trailers, clips from top film sites

So where do you sign up?  Simple.

Send us a email, with a message telling us about yourself, what areas you would like to get involved in, what you can bring to the site. If you have worked on websites before 2 examples of your work will be good too.

25 May 2013

Win One Piece Collection 1 Anime On DVD

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Shiver me timbers, if it isn’t the UK’s most requested anime series! Featuring the first 26 episodes of the smash hit anime, One Piece: Collection 1 follows rubber-limbed Monkey D. Luffy and his crew of Straw Hat Pirates as he searches for the fabled One Piece treasure in a bid to become the next King of the Pirates. Super-powered action, barrels of laughs and occasional tear-jerking moments await Luffy and friends as they set sail on the ultimate of sea adventures. A true anime classic!

To celebrate the release of One Piece (out on DVD from 27th May 2013) and courtesy of Manga Entertainment, we have a DVD of Collection 1 to give away!

Monkey D. Luffy is a boy with big dreams. This daring rubber-man refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become king of all pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, Luffy strikes out in search of a crew – and a boat. Along the way he’ll do battle with scallywag clowns, fishy foes, and an entire fleet of marines eager to see him walk the plank. The stakes are high, but with each adventure, Luffy adds a new friend to his crew of Straw Hat Pirates! Like his hero Shanks, this is one captain who’ll never drop anchor until he’s claimed the greatest treasure in the world – the Legendary One Piece!

To Win One Piece Collection 1 on DVD please answer the following question:

Q.What is the name of One Piece's lead character?

A.Monkey D.Puffy
B.Monkey C.Luffy
C.Monkey D Luffy

Send your name, address, and answer to  label email 'one piece'
Deadline is Sunday 16th June (2359) You Must be 12 or older to enter.

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1.The competition is not opened to employees, family, friends of The Peoples Movies, Cinehouse, Manga Entertainment employees who have the right to alter, change or offer alternative prize without any notice.2.All entries must include full name, address, answer including any other instructions emailed to  (label 'one piece')dealine Sunday 16th June (23:59pm) 12 years or older to enter 3.Failure to include any information required to enter could result in your entry been void. 4.automated entries are not allowed and will be disqualified, which could result you been banned, DO NOT INCLUDE telephone numbers as for security reason your entry will be deleted.5.If you are friend or like us at facebook for every competition you enter you get double entry, but you must stay stay friend/like us all the time,or future entries maybe considered one entry if you are liking us share the post on facebook and re-tweet the post.6.The Peoples Movies, Cinehouse takes no responsibility for delayed, lost, stolen prizes 7.Prizes may take from days to a few months for delivery which is out of our control so please do not complain 8.The winning entries will be picked at random and contacted by email or announced via facebook, sometimes we are unable to confirm winners.

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