Programme Cardiff 2015

Summary Kotatsu Cardiff 2015

26th September 2015

From 11:00am Japanese Marketplace
11:00am A Letter To Momo
1:15pm Short Peace
4:00pm Tiger & Bunny: The Rising
6pm Raffle Prize Draw
6:30pm Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise
8:45pm Perfect Blue

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From 11:00am Japanese Marketplace

Details below.

11:00am A Letter To Momo

poster from A Letter To Momo

Director: Hiroyuki Okiura
Duration: 2hr
Released: 2011
Rating: PG (infrequent mild bad language)

Momo, while recovering from her father’s death and her mother’s decision to move their family from Tokyo to a remote island, discovers a letter from her father that causes strange events to occur.

1:15pm Short Peace

Poster of Short Peace short film compilation

Duration: 1hr 8m
Released: 2013
Rating: 15 (Contains strong bloody violence)

A compilation of four short films:

  • Possessions:
    A lone traveler is confronted by unusual spirits in an abandoned shrine.
    Director: Shuhei Morita
  • Combustible:
    A spectacular tale of love, honor and firefighting in ancient Japan.
    Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
  • Gambo:
    A mysterious white bear defends the royal family from the predations of a red demon.
    Director: Hiroaki Ando
  • A Farewell to Weapons:
    A tour-de-force saga of men battling robotic tanks in apocalyptic Tokyo.
    Director: Hajime Katoki

Extra Short Films – Before the main feature, there will also be three additional short films:

Maku (Veil)

Poster from Maku

Director: Yoriko Mizushiri
Duration: 5m 26s

Kyogen Stage/Eye Examination Room/Sushi Bar Counter – There are two people who face each other in each space. Each pair keeps a few distance between their partners and find some fearful, tender, and comfortable feelings that fascinate them. The feelings are put into practice immediately, and they start groping each feelings.

The Night of the Naporitan

Poster from Nigth of the Naporitan

Director: Yusuke Sakamoto
Duration: 6m 18s

The Naporitan Spaghetti, the main character of the film, is neither Italian nor Japanese cuisine. Having lost his identity, Naporitan Spaghetti embarks on a journey of self-discovery around the world. This is a tragic story of Naporitan Spaghetti who never learnt how to love others. This animated film has been both produced and directed by Yusuke Sakamoto, who also provided the voiceover for Naporitan Spaghetti.

The Small Garden

Poster from The Small Garden

Director: Shunsuke Saito
Duration: 12m 22s

Did the universe begin with a yin-yang globe or with an egg? The most plausible, science-based insight into the mystery of everything since The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

4:00pm Tiger & Bunny: The Rising

Poster from Tiger & Bunny

Director: Yoshitomo Yonetani
Duration: 1hr 48m
Released: 2014
Rating: 12 (moderate sex references)

The heroes of TIGER & BUNNY are back in an all-new feature-length film! Picking up after the events of the Maverick incident, Kotetsu T. Kaburagi, a.k.a. Wild Tiger, and Barnaby Brooks Jr. resume their careers as heroes fighting crime in HERO TV’s Second League.

6:30pm Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise

Poster from Royal Space Force

Director: Hiroyuki Yamaga
Duration: 2hr 1m
Released: 1987
Rating: PG (brief sexual violence)

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise is a 1987 Japanese animated science fiction film directed and written by Hiroyuki Yamaga. In an alternative Earth, a young astronaut participates in a controversial fledgling space program.

8:45pm Perfect Blue

Poster from Perfect Blue

Director: Satoshi Kon
Duration: 1hr 20m
Released: 1997
Rating: 18 (strong violence, nudity and language)

Perfect Blue is a 1997 Japanese animated psychological thriller-horror film directed by Satoshi Kon. The film follows Mima Kirigoe (voiced by Junko Iwao), who becomes a victim of stalking after she decides to leave a Japanese pop idol group.


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

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

Food shop from local Korean & Japanese restaurant The Seoul House.

Cosmic Anvil
The place to buy original indie comics, high quality poster prints, t-shirts, and more!

Stickers! We all love them! Ommy’Stickers is all about supplying the big kid in us all with fun stickers to enjoy!

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.

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. Kindly supplied by Kaori Onoda. Also on display will be the Japanese version of Kiriko Kubo’s comic “Cynical Hysterie Hour”. Please feel free to have a read, and if anyone is interested in the English version, it is available on Amazon.

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