Japanese Animation Night
Time: 7pm – 10:00pm
Venue: Richmond Cultural Centre (7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond BC)
Following last year’s extreme success, Japanese Animation Night will be back this year at the October event of the Monthly Film Series.
We will show one internationally acclaimed Japanese animated science fiction film The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. This light hearted, inspiring, and craftily excellent film tells a story of a high school girl who inadvertently gains the power to travel through time and begins using it frivolously to fix problems. Ever since its release, the film has won numerous awards, including the Japan Academy Prize for Animation in 2006.
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A complete dubbed English version of the film will be screened on the night. The English version was produced in Vancouver by Canadian company Ocean Productions Inc.
Confirmed Staff and the voice actors to be attending the screening:
Andrew Francis – CHIAKI
Emily Hirst – MAKOTO
Saffron Henderson – MAKOTO’S AUNT
Ocean Productions staff:
Diana Gage – Producer
Keith Goddard – Audio supervisor and mixer of the show
About Ocean Productions:
Ocean is a pre and post production company specializing in animation. Since 1992, Ocean has worked on over 6,000 ½ hour episodes, 40 feature films, 20 video games, and countless specials and promos, and provides services such as translation, script writing, English adaptations, voice recording, original music scores, sound FX and video production. Some of the dubbing animation properties we’ve worked on include Ranma ½, InuYasha, the Dragonball series, Death Note, Pretty Cure, Ghost in the Shell, the many Gundam series and of course The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
Ocean also does voice recording and post production for some original North American projects such as the recent Marvel Lions Gate DVD specials Next Avengers: Heros of Tomorrow, Hulk vs Thor, Hulk vs Wolverine, and TV series such as The Fantastic Four, X-Men Evolution and Iron Man. Recently Ocean had the opportunity to work on the two live action Death Note movies.
Edmund Yee is a staff member for Anime Evolution , Vancouver’s annual Japanese animation convention and Asian pop cultural festival. He has been in interested in animation ever since he was a child watching Disney and Warner Brothers shows. Edmund encountered animation from Japan when he was a teenager which expanded his interest in the possibilities of animation. Edmund has discovered that animation doesn’t have to be for children. It can be aimed at different age groups and cover a wide range of stories.