Programme of Events 2017 in Cardiff

For ticket information please contact Chapter Box Office on +44(0)29 2030 4400

Friday 29th September 2017 at Chapter Arts Centre (Skip to Saturday)
18:00

The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl


Director: Masaaki Yuasa

Duration: 93m (+10m intro)

Released: 2017

Rating: TBC

A black haired girl walks around the streets of Kyoto at night. She is pursued by a male admirer who tries to catch her attention. As this rather one-sided romantic dance unfolds, they experience some surreal magical-realist moments.

Saturday 30th September 2017 at Chapter Arts Centre (Skip to Sunday)
11:00

Napping Princess


Director: Kenji Kamiyama

Duration: 110m

Released: 2017

Rating: PG

Days before the Tokyo Olympics, Kokone, a high school girl from Okayama, has strange dreams about warring machines that seem to be connected to her family in some secret way. All will be revealed as she travels between dreams and reality in order to rescue her father from government agents.

13:30

Manga Drawing Workshop


Manga Drawing Workshop

Tutor: Asuka Bochanski Tanaka

Duration: 1 hr 30 mins

Price: £20

Level: Beginners

Age: 12+

Let’s draw your character! Learn how to draw your very own manga character with expert guidance from manga designer Asuka Bochanska Tanaka.

To book your place please visit:

https://goo.gl/forms/IfL1cc7zGHNw8hEh1

You can also email Asuka directly on:

kropla.asuka@gmail.com.

13:30

Neo-Craft Animation - A Certain Japanese Stop-motion Animation


Hosted by: Professor Yuicihi Ito

Duration: 100m

Professor Yuichi Ito

Yuichi Ito is an award-winning animation director and a professor in the department of animation at Tokyo National University of Arts Graduate School. His work spans TV animation, commercials, and music videos. Following a presentation of his work, he will conduct a masterclass and will explain more about his creative process and different animation techniques from CGI to puppet animation. Also screening is work from his students at Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate Schools Film and New Media, Department of Animation.

Supported by The Japan Foundation.

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KNYACKI!!

Selected Episode: Macaroni

Created: 2007

Duration: 5m

KNYACKI!! Screenshot

Broadcast since 1995, Knyacki is a children's animation about the small adventures of a little mint-green caterpillar and his friends.


NORABBITS MINUTES

Selected Episodes: Piano (Ep2) & Art and Skating (Ep3)

Created: 2006

Duration: 3m

Norabbits Minutes Screenshot

Bosom rabbit brothers Norabbits and Minutes are living in their underground apartment in the woods, in this cute, surreal, heartwarming premium short film.


You Are My Friend

Created: 2004

Duration: 5m

Kimiha Tomodachi Screenshot

This is a music video for Mr Ken Hirai, a Japanese singer, released in May 2004. An animation depicting the strong friendship between a boy and a dragon.


HARBOR TALE

Created: 2011

Duration: 18m5s

Harbor Tale Screenshot

This animation makes full use of the "neo-craft animation" technique of combining stop-motion animation with CGI. In the port town of "Y" (modelled on Yokohama), a piece of red brick in a western-styled building has been looking down on the town for 100 years. One day it finally slipped away from the building.


YOKOHAMA TALE

Title: Chat - The White Sea Mew

Created: 2011

Duration: 1m

Harbor Tale Screenshot

This is an animation planned for commemorating the century-old red brick warehouse in Yokohama, Japan.


Blue Eyes in HARBOR TALE

Created: 2014

Duration: 7m40s

Harbor Tale Screenshot

This is a continuation of "HARBOR TALE". In the scene of the port town "Y", new picture representation mingles with a very strange drama. A little story begins with bisque doll that one day came out of the boathouse moored to the bank of the canal.


Doron Coron

Created: 2004

Duration: 5m

Doron Coron Screenshot

The earth "Doron Coron" got life in a strange way. This is a story about his small adventures and miracles.


Candy.zip

Director: Tomoki Misato

Created: 2017

Duration: 4m30s

Doron Coron Screenshot

Aoko is confident about the documents she creates at work, but doesn't get any positive feedback. Then, she witnesses her colleague secretly changing the documents she created. Aoko is turned into a piece of candy to keep her quiet...


Mind Room

Director: Moe Kuribara

Created: 2017

Duration: 4m11s

Doron Coron Screenshot

Little by little, something has gone wrong with a career woman's personal life. But these little things are what fill the big hole in her heart.


I Think You're A Little Confused

Director: Iku Ogawa

Created: 2016

Duration: 8m30s

Doron Coron Screenshot

One day a letter takes a blood-sausage to his friend, liver-sausage. So, he went…


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16:00

Your Name


Director: Makoto Shinkai

Duration: 106m

Released: 2016

Rating: 12A

Mitsuha and Taki are two teens living parallel lives in different parts of Japan but their destinies are connected when they witness the first visible comet for a thousand years approach Japan and they begin to switch bodies. Fate unites them for a dark journey which lies ahead.

18:20

Genocidal Organ


Director: Shukou Murase

Duration: 115m

Released: 2017

Rating: 15

Following the detonation of a home-made nuclear device in Sarajevo, the collapse of the world system has happened amidst a series of genocides and it's all linked to a mysterious American named John Paul. Intelligence agent Clavis Shepherd is tasked with tracking John Paul down and locating the true heart of darkness – a genocidal organ.

20:50

Belladonna of Sadness


Director: Eiichi Yamamoto

Duration: 86m

Released: 1973, HD re-master 2016

Rating: 18

Beautiful peasant woman Jeanne is ravaged by the local lord and in her distress she meets and makes a pact with the Devil. This is the start of a tale of sexual frenzy and misery in medieval France.

All Day

Japanese Marketplace


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Sunday 1st October 2017 at Chapter Arts Centre (Skip to Friday)
11:00

A Silent Voice


Director: Naoko Yamada

Duration: 129m

Released: 2016

Rating: 12A

Elementary school kid Shoya targets the new transfer student Shoko because of her deafness. The class soon turn on him for his lack of compassion. Years later, Shoya is tormented by his past and so he decides he must see Shoko once more to atone for his sins.

13:00

Manga Drawing Workshop


Manga Drawing Workshop

Tutor: Asuka Bochanski Tanaka

Duration: 1 hr 30 mins

Price: £20

Level: Intermediate

Age: 12+

Let’s draw your character! Learn how to draw your very own manga character with expert guidance from manga designer Asuka Bochanska Tanaka.

To book your place please visit:

https://goo.gl/forms/IfL1cc7zGHNw8hEh1

You can also email Asuka directly on:

kropla.asuka@gmail.com.

14:00

Pigtails, and other short films from Production IG


Director: Production IG

Duration: 80m

Released: N/A

Rating: TBC

Poster - Pigtails

A selection of short films from leading Japanese anime studio Production IG.

Pigtails
Director: Yoshimi Itazu
Running Time: 28 minutes

Drawer Hobs
Director: Kazuchika Kise
Running Time: 24 minutes

Lil' Spider Girl
Director: Toshihisa Kaiya
Running Time: 24 minutes

Kickheart
Director: Masaaki Yuasa
Running Time: 14 minutes

15:00

Japanese Calligraphy Workshop


Manga Drawing Workshop

Tutor: Yukiko Ayres

Duration: 1hr 30m

Price: £20

Age: All Ages Welcome

Learn how to write in Japanese with expert tuition from Yukiko Ayres, who recently did a workshop at University of Cambridge.

For booking please contact the festival via e-mail on info@kotatsufestival.com

16:30

Raffle Prize Draw


Make sure you get your tickets in advance to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes. You may want to check out the raffle page to see what's on offer.

17:30

Mind Game


Director: Maasaki Yuasa

Duration: 103m

Released: 2004

Rating: 15

Nishi has a simple dream: to become a manga artist and marry his childhood sweetheart Myon but the path to true love is twisting. She has already been proposed to and, after fleeing from a couple of Yakuza, they end up trapped in the belly of a whale where they meet God.

Japanese Marketplace

Various market stalls offering a fantastic selection of Japan-related paraphernalia, from comics and DVDs to food, toys and other kawaii goods.


Kotatsu Festival Stand
A selection of new and second-hand Japanese books, comics, magazines and DVDs, Kimono cloth remnant offcut. All money raised on this stand will be used to help fund future Kotatsu Festival events.


Kotatsu Display
Come and join us and try out an actual Kotatsu table. Unique to Japan, a Kotatsu is a table which is draped in a blanket, futon or quilt, with a heater underneath. It's ideal to keep your legs and feet warm on the cold winter nights. (Saturday only)
Kindly supplied by Kaori Onoda.


Super Tomato
Cardiff based specialist retailer of retro videogames, manga, comicbooks, and toys - both from the UK and imported directly from Japan.

Keep It Secret (Saturday Only)
Kawaii goodies to suit your tastes, stocking; Kawaii Fashion, Kawaii Stationery, Tasty Japanese Sweets & Snacks, lot's of plush toys from famous Ghibli Films, Phone Charms, life-style products, all from this Kawaii UK Based Store!

Cherry Slug
Selling original hand-made artworks inspired by video games and anime.
The WeaponShop, an exhibition and pop-up trading platform, attempts to bridge the gap between video-game nostalgia and real life. Offering hand produced items, inspired by popular games in the same manner they are offered in video-land.


Iconic Toos
Specialise in geeky tatoos, from ant man to Zelda and everything in between


Book Your Table Now!
There are still a few tables available in the Marketplace, so if you have suitable merchandise to sell and would like to book a table in our marketplace, please contact us for more information.