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    Wednesday December 2, 2015
  • VIDEO: Shunji Iwai Directs YEN TOWN BAND's "Ainone" Anime MV

    First single in 20 years is released in Japan today

    YEN TOWN BAND was originally a fictional band appeared in renowned Japanese director Shunji Iwai's 1996 film Swallowtail featuring its protagonist Glico played by CHARA as the lead singer. The band is reunited this year and releases the long-awaited 2nd single "Ainone" today in Japan. Check the short anime MV directed by Iwai himself after the jump.

  • Sunday August 23, 2015
  • VIDEO: "The Case of Hana & Alice" Anime Movie Home Video Trailer Posted

    Shunji Iwai's prequel to his 2004 live-action released this month

    Following this month's DVD and Blu-ray release of The Case of Hana & Alice, ponycanyon has posted a home video trailer for Shunji Iwai's (Love LetterSwallowtail,All About Lily Chou-Chou) anime prequel to his acclaimed 2004 live-action Hana & Alice. Get a look after the jump.

  • Friday February 6, 2015
  • Takashi Miike Attached to Live-Action "TerraFormars" Movie

    Plus latest promo for his vampire movie "Yakuza Apocalypse" and business news

    Takashi Miike, the prolific and shocking director whose reputation exploded internationally with the adaptation of manga Ichi the Killer, also attached to adaptations of manga Salaryman Kintaro, MPD Psycho, Crows Zero, Mogura no Uta and Kami-sama no Iu Toori, is now slated to adapt Kenichi Tachibana and Yū Sasuga's violent sci-fi TerraFormars. More after the jump.

  • Friday January 16, 2015
  • Poster Visual for Shunji Iwai-Directed "The Case of Hana & Alice" Anime Film Posted

    The prequel feature film hits theaters February 20

    A poster visual for critically acclaimed Japanese director Shunji Iwai's first anime feature Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken/The Case of Hana & Alice is revealed to Japanese media today. It is a prequel to his live-action film in 2004 Hana to Alice/Hana & Alice. Check the latest information after the jump.

  • Thursday December 11, 2014
  • VIDEO: Full "The Case of Hana & Alice" Anime Movie Trailer Posted

    Prequel to the director's live-action film in 2004 scheduled for February

    A new trailer offers the latest look at The Case of Hana & Alice, Shunji Iwai's (Love Letter, Swallowtail, All About Lily Chou-Chou) anime prequel to his acclaimed 2004 live-action Hana & Alice. An Suzuki (Hana Arai) and Yu Aoi (Tetsuko Arisugawa/Alice) return as titular schoolgirls in the anime feature, slated to open in February. Get a look after the jump.

    Critically acclaimed Japanese director Shunji Iwai (Love Letter, Swallowtail, All About Lily Chou-Chou) is now working on his first anime feature Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken/The Case of Hana & Alice, slated for February 2015.

  • Wednesday October 15, 2014
  • VIDEO: Teaser for "The Case of Hana & Alice" Anime Feature Film Directed by Shunji Iwai

    Prequel to the director's live-action film in 2004

    Critically acclaimed Japanese director Shunji Iwai (Love Letter, Swallowtail, All About Lily Chou-Chou) is now working on his first anime feature Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken/The Case of Hana & Alice, which is slated for February 2015. Check the 30-second teaser featuring the narration by the two main actresses, Yu Aoi and An Suzuki after the jump.

  • Tuesday June 19, 2012
  • VIDEO: Shunji Iwai's All-English Horror Flick "Vampire" Trailer

    Director of "Love Letter/When I Close My Eyes" and "Swallowtail Butterfly"

    Shunji Iwai is a renowned Japanese film director known for his internationally acclaimed works such as Love Letter/When I Close My Eyes (1995). He has been working on an all English Vampire-themed horror movie simply named Vampire in Canada recently. Hit the jump to see the trailer for Iwai's lyrical vampire world.

     

     

    VAMPIRE (C)2011 Rockwell Eyes

  • Monday April 30, 2012
  • VIDEO: Yoko Kanno Earthquake Support Music Video Release Scheduled

    CD and DVD scheduled for May

    Anime composer Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope) has worked with movie director Shunji Iwai (All About Lily Chou-Chou, Alice & Hana) on an NHK-published music video to support reconstruction from the March 2011, earthquake. Both creators are from the affected Miyagi prefecture. More on the plans after the jump.