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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/
http://www.michtheater.org

CineManga – Paprika

Paprika
Plays Wednesday, April 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.

Celebrated manga artist Satoshi Kon offered this award-winning selection as one of his last directorial feature film offerings before his untimely death in 2010. When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients’ dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose, and only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
2006 | Anime | 90 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/paprika-papurika/
http://www.michtheater.org

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 – Akira

Akira
Plays Wednesday, April 6 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.

KATSUHIRO ÔTOMO-as both writer and director-brings his epic manga to the world of anime in this now classic benchmark of Manga-to-film offerings. A secret military project called “Akira” endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a psionic psychopath. Now, only the gang and two kids can save the city from total annihilation.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
1988 | Anime | 124 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/akira/
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 – Tekkonkinkreet

Tekkonkinkreet
Plays Wednesday, March 23 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.

TAIYÔ MATSUMOTO ‘s offering of manga results in one of the most visually stunning anime under the directorial eye of Michael Arias (THE ANIMATRIX, PRINCESS MONONOKE). Street boys Black and White struggle together to survive and thrive through the disturbing growth and ultimate corruption of Treasure Town.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
2006 | Anime | 111 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/tekkonkinkreet-tekkon-kinkurito/
http://www.michtheater.org

CineManga – Metropolis

Metropolis
Plays Wednesday, March 16 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.

OSAMU TEZUKA‘s manga makes an encore appearance in the CineManga Film Series with this anime adaptation-only loosely inspired by Fritz Lang’s 1927 film of the same name-from acclaimed director RINTARO, where a boy and his uncle uncover what truly makes someone human through the discovery of a robot girl named Tima.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
2001 | Anime | 108 min | PG-13

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/metropolis-metoroporisu/
http://www.michtheater.org

CineManga – Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Plays Saturday, March 12 at 1:30 PM at the State. Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series presented by the Benard L. Maas Foundation. Free for kids 12 and under! Also Part of the CineManga Film Series.
Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

In iconic animation auteur HAYAO MIYAZAKI’s Studio Ghibli masterpiece, one that brought his original manga to feature film, humanity has narrowly survived a devastating war. Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä embarks in a desperate struggle to prevent two warring nations from further destroying themselves and their dying planet.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
Anime | 117 min | PG

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/nausicaa-of-the-valley-of-the-wind/
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