First batch of photos from Michigan’s largest anime convention. Enjoy.
I met up with Kevin Eastman, one of the co-creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The turtles are one of the most beloved fandoms of all times. Of course, we talk about the turtles. We also talk about his influences, charity work, video games, comics and much more.
Boruto: Naruto the Movie
Plays Wednesday, February 24 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.
In this installation of MASASHI KISHIMOTO‘s expansive anime series, it has been long since the end of the Shinobi War and Naruto Uzumaki is now the Seventh Hokage of Konohagakure. His son, Boruto, is raised in the Hidden Leaf Village. Having heard stories of his father’s heroic efforts before him, he goes on a quest to be trained and surpass the honor his father brought upon his line.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
2015 | Anime | 95 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.
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