Tag Archives: U-M Center for Japanese Studies

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

CineManga – Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell
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.

In this film adaptation of MASAMUNE SHIROW‘s iconic manga, a cyborg cop investigates alongside the public security sector 9 the seemingly impossible infiltration of a computer mainframe by a powerful hacker called the “Puppet Master.”
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
1995 | Anime | 83 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/ghost-in-the-shell-kokaku-kidotai/
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 – 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 – Black Jack

Black Jack
Plays Wednesday, February 10 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.

Black Jack may not have a medical license, but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming the world’s most in-demand surgeon. Gifted with incredible surgical abilities, he operates for anyone who has enough cash. Behind this is another mission: to protect humanity from a race of superhuman beings who want to destroy all of mankind. Working through his extraordinary cases he investigates where these evil beings came from and how they can be stopped.
Presented in German and Japanese with English subtitles.
1996 | 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/black-jack-burakku-jakku/
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 – Boruto: Naruto the Movie

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.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.michtheater.org/show/boruto-naruto-the-movie/
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 – 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 – 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