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Video Games Live

Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Watch video footage from Mario™, Zelda™, Halo®, Final Fantasy® and more timed to live music with synchronized lighting effects. Soloists, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments create an explosive entertainment experience!

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CineManga – Tokyo Tribe

Tokyo Tribe
Plays Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.
Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.
SERIES FINALE!

Shion Sono uses his deft hand as a poet, writer and director to bring this manga from Santa Inoue so richly to the screen. Flagged as “the world’s first battle rap musical,” this live action adaptation features an alternate Japan populated territorial street gangs are collectively known as the “Tokyo Tribes.”
Merra, leader of the Wu-Ronz tribe of Bukuro crosses the line to conquer all of Tokyo. The war begins. The musical rap war, that is.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
2015 | Live Action | 116 min | R

AN EXCLUSIVE 16 WEEK SERIES • WEDNESDAYS AT THE STATE THEATRE
CURATED BY THE MICHIGAN THEATER

Manga as a visual and literary medium has inspired some of the most iconic and memorable anime and live action films in key genres of the past several decades. From AKIRA to TOKYO TRIBE, the results are unique, fresh and, ultimately, concepts that are then flatteringly stolen across the globe, to take the medium to the eye-popping CGI and cinematography that is seen today.

This series is intended to help celebrate and educate audiences to not only the stellar films launched by Japanese manga, but the ready-made “storyboards” this unique source material helped deliver to how we take in film today. Manga is a genre-bending format that changes constantly and will be showcased in unique adaptations such as the hilarious THERMAE ROMAE and the heart-warming BUNNY DROP.

As there were so many films that stem from this series, consider this simply a brisk, satisfying weekly walk through highlights to encourage even more reading, more viewing and love of this cherished and beloved Japanese source medium.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.michtheater.org/show/tokyo-tribe/
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CineManga – Space Battleship Yamato

Space Battleship Yamato
Plays Wednesday, April 13 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.
Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

Based on the manga from Leiji Matsumoto, which also inspired the classic anime television series-known as Star Blazers in the U.S.-the CGI-laden live action adaptation from acclaimed director Takashi Yamazaki takes its audience to 2199 where the crew of the Space Battleship Yamato set out on a journey to the planet Iskandar to acquire a device that can potentially heal the war-ravaged Earth.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
2010 | Live Action | 138 min | NR

AN EXCLUSIVE 16 WEEK SERIES • WEDNESDAYS AT THE STATE THEATRE
CURATED BY THE MICHIGAN THEATER

Manga as a visual and literary medium has inspired some of the most iconic and memorable anime and live action films in key genres of the past several decades. From AKIRA to TOKYO TRIBE, the results are unique, fresh and, ultimately, concepts that are then flatteringly stolen across the globe, to take the medium to the eye-popping CGI and cinematography that is seen today.

This series is intended to help celebrate and educate audiences to not only the stellar films launched by Japanese manga, but the ready-made “storyboards” this unique source material helped deliver to how we take in film today. Manga is a genre-bending format that changes constantly and will be showcased in unique adaptations such as the hilarious THERMAE ROMAE and the heart-warming BUNNY DROP.

As there were so many films that stem from this series, consider this simply a brisk, satisfying weekly walk through highlights to encourage even more reading, more viewing and love of this cherished and beloved Japanese source medium.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.michtheater.org/show/space-battleship-yamato/
http://www.michtheater.org

CineManga – Thermae Romae

Thermae Romae
Plays Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.
Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

Ancient Rome is interpreted through the unique literary lens of MARI YAMAZAKI, whose manga inspired this live action adaptation from Hideki Takeuchi. The architect Lucius (Japanese Academy Award-Winner for Best Actor Hiroshi Abe) strives to create the ultimate public bathhouses for the city and does so by unknowingly traveling through time-to modern day Japan-to accomplish his goals.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
2012 | Live Action | 108 min | NR

AN EXCLUSIVE 16 WEEK SERIES • WEDNESDAYS AT THE STATE THEATRE
CURATED BY THE MICHIGAN THEATER

Manga as a visual and literary medium has inspired some of the most iconic and memorable anime and live action films in key genres of the past several decades. From AKIRA to TOKYO TRIBE, the results are unique, fresh and, ultimately, concepts that are then flatteringly stolen across the globe, to take the medium to the eye-popping CGI and cinematography that is seen today.

This series is intended to help celebrate and educate audiences to not only the stellar films launched by Japanese manga, but the ready-made “storyboards” this unique source material helped deliver to how we take in film today. Manga is a genre-bending format that changes constantly and will be showcased in unique adaptations such as the hilarious THERMAE ROMAE and the heart-warming BUNNY DROP.

As there were so many films that stem from this series, consider this simply a brisk, satisfying weekly walk through highlights to encourage even more reading, more viewing and love of this cherished and beloved Japanese source medium.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.michtheater.org/show/thermae-romae-terumae-romae/
http://www.michtheater.org

CineManga – Battle Royale

Battle Royale
Plays Wednesday, March 9 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.
Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

The illustrious director Kinji Fukasaku offers an unflinching live-action adaptation of KOUSHUN TAKAMI‘s equally gripping, ground-breaking manga that looks into the near future, one where the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and then forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary “Battle Royale” act.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
2000 | Live Action | 114 min | NR

AN EXCLUSIVE 16 WEEK SERIES • WEDNESDAYS AT THE STATE THEATRE
CURATED BY THE MICHIGAN THEATER

Manga as a visual and literary medium has inspired some of the most iconic and memorable anime and live action films in key genres of the past several decades. From AKIRA to TOKYO TRIBE, the results are unique, fresh and, ultimately, concepts that are then flatteringly stolen across the globe, to take the medium to the eye-popping CGI and cinematography that is seen today.

This series is intended to help celebrate and educate audiences to not only the stellar films launched by Japanese manga, but the ready-made “storyboards” this unique source material helped deliver to how we take in film today. Manga is a genre-bending format that changes constantly and will be showcased in unique adaptations such as the hilarious THERMAE ROMAE and the heart-warming BUNNY DROP.

As there were so many films that stem from this series, consider this simply a brisk, satisfying weekly walk through highlights to encourage even more reading, more viewing and love of this cherished and beloved Japanese source medium.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.michtheater.org/show/battle-royale-batoru-rowalaru/
http://www.michtheater.org

CineManga – Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan
Plays Wednesday, March 2 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.
Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

BOTH PT. 1 and PT.2 PLAYED TOGETHER IN ONE PRESENTATION!
The live-action CGI explosion that is this rendition of artist HAJIME ISAYAMA’s manga is a look at the world 2000 years from now, where “TITANS” rule the land and humans are nearly extinct due to them. Eren Jaeger, whose mother is killed in front of him by these creatures, vows that he will discover the secret to their power, murder all titans and anything that stands in the way of that goal.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
2015 | Live Action | 185 min | NR

AN EXCLUSIVE 16 WEEK SERIES • WEDNESDAYS AT THE STATE THEATRE
CURATED BY THE MICHIGAN THEATER

Manga as a visual and literary medium has inspired some of the most iconic and memorable anime and live action films in key genres of the past several decades. From AKIRA to TOKYO TRIBE, the results are unique, fresh and, ultimately, concepts that are then flatteringly stolen across the globe, to take the medium to the eye-popping CGI and cinematography that is seen today.

This series is intended to help celebrate and educate audiences to not only the stellar films launched by Japanese manga, but the ready-made “storyboards” this unique source material helped deliver to how we take in film today. Manga is a genre-bending format that changes constantly and will be showcased in unique adaptations such as the hilarious THERMAE ROMAE and the heart-warming BUNNY DROP.

As there were so many films that stem from this series, consider this simply a brisk, satisfying weekly walk through highlights to encourage even more reading, more viewing and love of this cherished and beloved Japanese source medium.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.michtheater.org/show/attack-on-titan-shingeki-no-kyojin/
http://www.michtheater.org

CineManga – Bunny Drop

Bunny Drop
Plays Wednesday, Ferbuary 17 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.
Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

Celebrated Japanese actor turned writer/director SABU delivers this live action drama, based on the manga of the same name by Yumi Unita. Daikichi (played by Japanese Academy Award-Winner Matsuyama Ken’ichi) is an unmarried office worker who ends up living with the six-year-old illegitimate child of his dead grandfather. This girl then helps bring a new definition to family while her family comes together to determine her fate.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
2011 | Live Action | 114 min | NR

AN EXCLUSIVE 16 WEEK SERIES • WEDNESDAYS AT THE STATE THEATRE
CURATED BY THE MICHIGAN THEATER

Manga as a visual and literary medium has inspired some of the most iconic and memorable anime and live action films in key genres of the past several decades. From AKIRA to TOKYO TRIBE, the results are unique, fresh and, ultimately, concepts that are then flatteringly stolen across the globe, to take the medium to the eye-popping CGI and cinematography that is seen today.

This series is intended to help celebrate and educate audiences to not only the stellar films launched by Japanese manga, but the ready-made “storyboards” this unique source material helped deliver to how we take in film today. Manga is a genre-bending format that changes constantly and will be showcased in unique adaptations such as the hilarious THERMAE ROMAE and the heart-warming BUNNY DROP.

As there were so many films that stem from this series, consider this simply a brisk, satisfying weekly walk through highlights to encourage even more reading, more viewing and love of this cherished and beloved Japanese source medium.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.michtheater.org/show/bunny-drop-usagi-doroppu/
http://www.michtheater.org

CineManga – Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
Plays Wednesday, February 3 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.
Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

Original title: Kozure Ôkami: Ko Wo Kashi Ude Kasha Tsukamatsuru
KAZUO KOIKE‘s celebrated manga series spawned a franchise for both cinema and television that tells the story of a Ronin-a masterless samurai-who embarks on restoring honor to his name after being framed for disloyalty to the Shogunate, all while caring for a small child, Daigoro.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
1972 | Live Action | 83 min | NR

AN EXCLUSIVE 16 WEEK SERIES • WEDNESDAYS AT THE STATE THEATRE
CURATED BY THE MICHIGAN THEATER

Manga as a visual and literary medium has inspired some of the most iconic and memorable anime and live action films in key genres of the past several decades. From AKIRA to TOKYO TRIBE, the results are unique, fresh and, ultimately, concepts that are then flatteringly stolen across the globe, to take the medium to the eye-popping CGI and cinematography that is seen today.

This series is intended to help celebrate and educate audiences to not only the stellar films launched by Japanese manga, but the ready-made “storyboards” this unique source material helped deliver to how we take in film today. Manga is a genre-bending format that changes constantly and will be showcased in unique adaptations such as the hilarious THERMAE ROMAE and the heart-warming BUNNY DROP.

As there were so many films that stem from this series, consider this simply a brisk, satisfying weekly walk through highlights to encourage even more reading, more viewing and love of this cherished and beloved Japanese source medium.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.michtheater.org/show/lone-wolf-and-cub-sword-of-vengeance/
http://www.michtheater.org

CineManga – Alakazam the Great

Alakazam the Great
Plays Wednesday, January 20 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.
Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE PRESENTATION!
One of the first documented commercial film adaptations of manga source material, this anime from OSAMU TEZUKA’s retelling of the ancient Chinese novel JOURNEY TO THE WEST (“Hsi-yu Chi”) follows a monkey king who learns the secrets of magic and the mastery of willpower that knowledge entails.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
1960 | Anime | 84 min | NR

AN EXCLUSIVE 16 WEEK SERIES • WEDNESDAYS AT THE STATE THEATRE
CURATED BY THE MICHIGAN THEATER

Manga as a visual and literary medium has inspired some of the most iconic and memorable anime and live action films in key genres of the past several decades. From AKIRA to TOKYO TRIBE, the results are unique, fresh and, ultimately, concepts that are then flatteringly stolen across the globe, to take the medium to the eye-popping CGI and cinematography that is seen today.

This series is intended to help celebrate and educate audiences to not only the stellar films launched by Japanese manga, but the ready-made “storyboards” this unique source material helped deliver to how we take in film today. Manga is a genre-bending format that changes constantly and will be showcased in unique adaptations such as the hilarious THERMAE ROMAE and the heart-warming BUNNY DROP.

As there were so many films that stem from this series, consider this simply a brisk, satisfying weekly walk through highlights to encourage even more reading, more viewing and love of this cherished and beloved Japanese source medium.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.michtheater.org/show/alakazam-the-greatsaiyuki/
http://www.michtheater.org

CineManga – Old Boy

Old Boy
Plays Wednesday, January 13 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.
Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.
This cult favorite is an explosive interpretation from Korean director CHAN-WOOK PARK of the original manga from NOBUAKI MINEGISHI. A man is imprisoned for 15 years, only to be released and then charged to seek vengeance on his captor in only 5 days.
Presented in Korean with English subtitles.
2003 | Live Action | 120 min | R

AN EXCLUSIVE 16 WEEK SERIES • WEDNESDAYS AT THE STATE THEATRE
CURATED BY THE MICHIGAN THEATER

Manga as a visual and literary medium has inspired some of the most iconic and memorable anime and live action films in key genres of the past several decades. From AKIRA to TOKYO TRIBE, the results are unique, fresh and, ultimately, concepts that are then flatteringly stolen across the globe, to take the medium to the eye-popping CGI and cinematography that is seen today.

This series is intended to help celebrate and educate audiences to not only the stellar films launched by Japanese manga, but the ready-made “storyboards” this unique source material helped deliver to how we take in film today. Manga is a genre-bending format that changes constantly and will be showcased in unique adaptations such as the hilarious THERMAE ROMAE and the heart-warming BUNNY DROP.

As there were so many films that stem from this series, consider this simply a brisk, satisfying weekly walk through highlights to encourage even more reading, more viewing and love of this cherished and beloved Japanese source medium.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.michtheater.org/show/oldboy-oldeuboi/
http://www.michtheater.org