JAPAN – May/June/July/August/September 2020
From May – September 2020, the BFI will present a major nationwide season celebrating Japanese film, featuring the great classics of Ozu, Mizoguchi and Naruse, the samurai swordsmen of Kurosawa and the creative dissidents of the New Wave. Vivid visions of anime masters and the netherworlds of J-Horror will be back on the big screen and we’ll also celebrate contemporary visionaries such as Takeshi Miike, Takeshi Kitano and Naomi Kawase. As the world’s attention is on Tokyo for the Olympics over the summer, the season will include spectacular live events, special guest appearances, talks, workshops and fun for families, and the BFI will work in close collaboration with partners to present events and screenings across the UK.
The season will include BFI re-releases, a major season at BFI Southbank and new collections of film on BFI Player, DVD & Blu-ray and in Mediatheques. The season will also draw on the BFI National Archive’s significant collection of early films of Japan dating back to 1897, including travelogues, home movies and newsreels, offering audiences a rare chance to see show how European and Japanese filmmakers captured life in Japan in the late 19th and early 20th century.
They've cut more than a third of the awards from last year:Crunchyroll have announced details of their annual anime awards, namely some of categories and the list of judges.
All part of the Media Do buy out which does similar stuff in Asia. Meanwhile the actual site has gone down hill a bit with loads of database additions by members not approved yet (including one I did months ago now!) and stuff like the Bot down voting of Chihayafuru s3 not being fixed.Sounded great until the needing to buy volumes. Of all the digital platforms you could use I can’t say MAL is one I want to give money to...
Bit of an odd time for this to be announced, the arc the anime finished on still hasn't ended due to the long hiatus and being changed to a monthly schedule.