Anime on SyFy!

Get ready for some anime goodness to hit your TV screens in 2017! We’re teaming up with SyFy UK to broadcast some of our top science fiction and fantasy anime films every Saturday night from the 7th January until the 11th February – make sure you tune in to the SyFy channel starting next week to catch the likes of Akira, Ninja Scroll, Summer Wars and more!

Akira (Katsuhiro Ôtomo) – 7th January @ 11.10pm

Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III when two high school drop outs, Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble across a secret government project to develop a new weapon – telekinetic humans. After Tetsuo is captured by the military and experimented on, he gains psychic abilities and learns about the existence of the project’s most powerful subject, Akira. Dangerous and destructive, Kaneda must take it upon himself to stop both Tetsuo and Akira before things get out of control and the city is destroyed once again. 

Ninja Scroll (Yoshiaki Kawajiri) – 14th January @ 11.10pm

A ninja-for-hire is forced into fighting an old nemesis who is bent on overthrowing the Japanese government. His nemesis is also the leader of a group of demons each with superhuman powers.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Mamoru Hosoda) – 21st January @ 11.30pm

There is a future that we can’t wait for.

What would you do if you could “leap” backward through time? When tomboyish 17 year old Makoto Konno gains this ability after an accident in her high school chemistry lab, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. Before long, however, she realizes that even innocuous changes can have terrible consequences. Changing the past is not as simple as it seems, and eventually Makoto will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future for herself and her friends.

Redline (Takeshi Koike) – 28th January @ 11pm

The most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe is held only once every five years. And that’s tonight. The competitors are lined up at the starting block. In his vehicle, JP, the most daredevil driver on the circuit, is ready for the green light. Female driver Sonoshee, with whom he is secretly in love, is also on the starting line. She will stop at nothing to get on to that podium. In this race, not only is anything possible, but also anything is allowed.

Summer Wars (Mamoru Hosoda) – 4th February @ 11pm

When timid eleventh-grader and math genius Kenji Koiso is asked by older student and secret crush Natsuki to come with her to her family’s Nagano home for a summer job, he agrees without hesitation. Natsuki’s family, the Jinnouchi clan, dates back to the Muromachi era, and they’ve all come together to celebrate the 90th birthday of the spunky matriarch of the family, Sakae. That’s when Kenji discovers his “summer job” is to pretend to be Natsuki’s fiancé and dance with her at the birthday celebration. As Kenji attempts to keep up with Natsuki’s act around her family, he receives a strange math problem on his cell phone which, being a math genius, he can’t resist solving. As it turns out, the solution to the mysterious equation causes a hijacking of the social networking site through which most of the world’s social and business traffic flows. It’s up to Kenji and his new fake family to put reality back in order.

Wolf Children (Mamoru Hosoda) – 11th February Time TBC

Hana is a 19-year-old student who falls in a “fairy-tale like” love with a “wolf man”. Over the course of the 13-year story Hana gives birth to two children – older sister Yuki, and younger brother Ame, or “Snow and Rain”. At first the family quietly lives in the city trying to hide their wolf heritage, but when the “wolf man” suddenly dies Hana makes the decision to move to a rural town, far from their previous city life.

Not able to catch the films as they air? No worries, you can grab your own copies of your favourites right here!

Which films will you be watching? Let us know on Twitter and Facebook!

Akira 4K Comes Home!

Akira 4K Comes Home!

Akira comes home in 4K this November! Neo-Tokyo is about to explode - this time in 4K! Hot off the heels of its cinema run, AKIRA 4K will soon be yours to own when it releases in a Limited Edition set complete with 4K Bluray, standard Blu-ray, and a third Blu-ray disc...

BLACK WOMEN IN ANIME: THEY WERE SO MUCH MORE

BLACK WOMEN IN ANIME: THEY WERE SO MUCH MORE

Written by Leanne Lion S. She is NOT just a stereotype It is no secret that the portrayal of black women in mainstream media and entertainment has a history of using stereotypical tropes that poorly represent who black women truly are. Amongst black women, the feeling...

Five Ways The Quintessential Quintuplets is Quintessential Viewing

Five Ways The Quintessential Quintuplets is Quintessential Viewing

When The Quintessential Quintuplets aired in 2019, it took the world by storm with its mix of humour, likeable characters, and five sisters who are behind many “best girl” arguments, and with a second season airing next year, and the UK physical release is out now, we...

11 Akira References in Other Media

11 Akira References in Other Media

As Akira is being shown in 4K across UK cinemas, we thought we'd take a look at some of the best Akira references in Film, TV, and Anime! Akira is one of the world’s most referenced anime, thanks to how it inspired countless creatives and became a classic. Akira has...

Kò Sí Ẹni Bí Ogun! (There Is No One Like Ogun!)

Kò Sí Ẹni Bí Ogun! (There Is No One Like Ogun!)

Written by Timi Ofarn In today’s climate, authentic representation is everything. Being able to see portrayals of yourself in various forms of media is one of the most gratifying things in this world we live in. Having said that, as a huge anime fan, I don’t look to...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This