Anime magazine Anime Style’s 90th All-Night Screening Event will have the title ‘Koukai 30 Shuunen: Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honneamise no Tsubasa wo Miru (30th Anniversary: Let’s Watch Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise)’ and the screening will be held at Shin Bungeiza in Ikebukuro on February 18. It will be a special night that will look back on Gainax’s history!
The anime movie Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honneamise no Tsubasa was first released in 1987. The story takes place in the Kingdom of Honneamise, and is about how the protagonist Shirotsugh Lhadatt becomes the first astronaut. The movie was directed by Hiroyuki Yamaga, who was only 24 at the time. Anime creators such as Yoshiyuki Sadamoto and Hideaki Anno were also in their 20s when this film came out.
This was Gainax’s first movie, way before Neon Genesis Evangelion and FLCL, and although 30 years have passed since its release, the film is still loved by many fans. The scene of the rocket launch is still thought to be a legendary anime moment. Shirotsugh was voiced by Leo Morimoto, and the music was composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto.
For the upcoming all-night event, the movie’s sound-renewal edition, which was released in 1997, will be screened. There will also be a screening of its pilot film, a priceless opportunity for the fans to see the rare footage.
The event will also show Top wo Nerae! & Top wo Nerae 2! Gattai Gekijouban!! (Gunbuster VS Diebuster: Collaboration Movie!!), which was released in 2006, and two episodes from the 2002 anime Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai (Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi): The first episode Fushigi! Abenobashi Shoutengai (Mystery! Abenobashi Shopping Arcade) and the seventh episode Kaisou! Mahou Shoutengai Tanjou (Flashback! Magical Shopping Arcade).
For the talking session, director Hiroyuki Yamaga will share some inside stories about the making of the movie! The interviewer is to be Anime Style’s editor-in-chief Yuuichirou Oguro.
The advance tickets will be available from February 4 at Ticket Pia and the ticket office of Shin Bungeiza. Each ticket will cost 3000 yen. People under 18 years of age are not allowed to enter since it is an all-night screening.
Shin Bungeiza x Anime Style Selection Vol. 90 ‘Koukai 30 Shuunen: Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honneamise no Tsubasa wo Miru (30th Anniversary: Let’s Watch Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise)’
Date: February 18, 2017 (Sat)
Open: 22:15 / Start: 22:30 Ends: 6:20 of next day (Scheduled)
Place: Shin Bungeiza
Price: 3000 yen
Guests: Hiroyuki Yamaga (director), Yuuichirou Oguro (interviewer)
Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honnneamise no Tsubasa (Sound Renewal Version) (1987/1997)
Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honnneamise no Tsubasa Pilot Film
Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai (2002) Episode 1: Fushigi! Abenobashi Shoutengai and Episode 7: Kaisou! Mahou Shoutengai Tanjou
Top wo Nerae! & Top wo Nerae 2! Gattai Gekijouban!! (2006)
Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honnneamise no Tsubasa
Top wo Nerae! & Top wo Nerae 2! Gattai Gekijouban!!
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