turning japanese | animation week

Not only is this week Library Ireland Week or this Thursday World Book Day - it is also Japanese Animation week. To mark the week that’s in it the Japanese embassy is running a series of movies throughout Dublin.

Disappointingly, I missed tonight’s showing of Voices of a Distant Star and Princess Mononoke in St Pat’s. (The dubbed version of Princess Mononoke stars Claire Danes, Billy Bob Thornton, Gillian Anderson and Minnie Driver.) On Thursday, Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days (both from Makoto Shinkai) will be showing in Trinity College and there will be three more movies shown in the Chester Beatty Library on Saturday, including The Castle of Cagliostro.

For more visit the Embassy’s website. Might even see you there.

Also: Gary Gygax has died. The man behind Dungeons and Dragons.
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If that’s not your kind of thing - why not try one of these:
> Jim Carroll’s post on Mongrel and Foggy Notions passing. 100+ comments - including some from the mongrel team.

> Will a self-published book ever win a major book award?
> The Kenyon Review - On writing Badly
> Slinky Pics (wowsie website) is nominated for a British Animation Award.
> Alan Moore and Todd Klien’s Alphabet of Desire is back for a second limited print-run.

> Mr Linehan has a suggested reading list. Go buy.
> The University of Minnesota has bought $100,000 worth of comics. Here.
> Strange children’s picture book nature scene.
> Steven Spielberg is launching a paranormal/UFO social network site. (Suggested names anyone?)

4 Responses to “turning japanese | animation week”

  1. 1 Paul Lenihan

    Jim Sheridan’s post on Mongrel and Foggy Notions passing. 100+ comments - including some from the mongrel team.

    Dave - You got his name wrong, it’s Jim Carroll, not Sheridan

  2. 2 david.

    Paul - thanks for spotting it! (Changed now)

    Would you believe that’s the second time I’ve gotten Jim’s name wrong in a week? Two very different people.
    Apologies Senor Carroll.

  3. 3 emordino

    On self-published books, you might be interested in:


  4. 4 lette

    Yeah im a MASSIVE fan of Japanese anime movies, very beautiful, and all the Studio Ghibli movies are worth a look, Princess Mononoke, and I reccommend you look at his sons movie from 2007 called Tales from Earthsea, its beautiful :)

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