Madman's REEL ANIME 2013 Line-up Will Include 009 RE: CYBORG In 3D
At the Gold Coast Supanova Pop Culture Expo this weekend, Madman announced that the second film in the line-up for this year's REEL ANIME Festival is 009 Re: Cyborg from director Kamiyama Kenji (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East), and it will be screened in stereoscopic 3D. The film will join the previously announced Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo in the festival's 4-film program.
In other words, there are still two other films to be announced, and my predictions are Berserk The Golden Arc 2: The Battle for Doldrey together with The Garden of Words from director Shinkai Makoto, whose Children Who Chase Lost Voices featured in last year's REEL ANIME. I would actually absolutely love to see the two new Studio Ghibli films, Miyazaki Hayao's The Wind Rises and Takahata Isao's The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, but the timing of the release of those films in Japan would suggest they will probably be screened at REEL ANIME or one of the other big film festivals in Australia next year.
Traditionally a bi-annual event, 2013 will mark the first time REEL ANIME screens as a yearly program. It will screen in selected cinema locations across Australia and New Zealand later this year. For more details, please visit their official website.