REEL Anime Hits New Zealand!

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REEL Anime Hits New Zealand!

All of our awesome readers in NZ that have a soft spot for great anime, can collectively sigh in relief.

Twitch covered REEL Anime presented by Madman Entertainment a few weeks back, showcasing cutting-edge feature films from Studio Ghibli, Mamoru Hosoda and Makoto Shinkai!

We are pleased to announce that Madman has extended the sessions and bring these great films to Wellington and Christchurch.

Showcasing four of the freshest anime feature films this side of Japan, REEL ANIME will screen from December 6 to December 9 in WELLINGTON (Reading Cinemas, Wellington) and CHRISTCHURCH (Hoyts Cinemas, Westfield Riccarton).

From an original story by Hayao Miyazaki, the latest Studio Ghibli film is a high school love story that takes place in the year before the Tokyo Summer Olympics.
Twitch review here.

A box office smash in Japan, Wolf Children is the new film from Mamoru Hosoda, the director of previous REEL ANIME  favourites, Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
When Hana falls in love, it feels like a fairy tale. She starts a family and produces two beautiful children - Yuki (Snow), a girl, and Ame (Rain), a boy. But the family harbours a secret - their father is a 'Wolf-Man', half human and half wolf, and has passed his affliction on to his children.
Twitch review here.

Based on Kentaro Miura's bestselling manga series - which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide - Berserk: The Golden Age Arc trilogy takes the franchise into a bold and exciting new direction, with cutting-edge animation, intricately detailed swordplay and a gripping storyline.
An epic action-adventure tale set against a dark, European-inspired medieval fantasy world, Berserk - The Egg of the King follows the story of Guts, a lone mercenary renowned for his ferocity and unmatched in a fight - especially when 
armed with his imposing sword, a towering blade as tall as he. His destiny is to eventually become 'The Black Swordsman' and he will face untold horrors in battle. 
Twitch review here.

Visually stunning and emotionally resonant, Children Who Chase Lost Voices is the new film from award-winning filmmaker, Makoto Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimetres per Second).
Having lived a lonely life ever since her father's passing, Asuna spends her days listening to the otherworldly sounds of a crystal radio, left to her as a memento. Exploring the mountains near her home, Asuna is attacked by a strange beast. A mysterious stranger steps in to save her life, however their acquaintance is tragically cut short when the boy is killed.
Twitch interview with director here.

All films in the REEL ANIME program will screen in original Japanese language with English subtitles. 

Film information, trailers, location details, session times and more are available on the official REEL ANIME website -
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