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New York Asian Film Festival 2012 Ticket Giveaway!

New York Asian Film Festival, Japan Society, Subway Cinema News, and Forbidden Planet NYC want to give YOU a chance to see one of three awesome films!


Send an email (with the name of the movie you would like to see in the subject line!!) to

NYAFF2012@fpnyc.com

by June 24th!

Ace Attorney (Japan, 2012) – Takashi Miike brings one of the world’s most popular Gameboy and Nintendo DS games to the big screen and it’s all about…lawyers? Prepare to have your mind blown by this mashup of The Practice and The Avengers!

Love Strikes (Japan, 2012) – based on a wildly successful manga and anime series, it’s all about an unassuming young man who suddenly hits one of those strange streaks when girls find him wildly appealing. Star Masami Nagasawa will attend the screenings.

GYO (Japan 2012) – Who would have thought the apocalypse would come in the form of bio-mechanical fart-propelled mutant zombie fish that spontaneously sprout spindly mechanical legs? Who else but the famed horror manga artist Junji Ito, the psycho genius behind such impossibly off-kilter creations as Tomie and Uzumaki? GYO is the first animated feature adapted from one of the creep master’s twisted tales.

Click here for more information about these great films, and all of the films that are part of the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival.

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Gyo Gets Animated

Junji Ito’s wild horror manga Gyo is getting the anime treatment and I’m squirming with excitement!

Up until fairly recent I was only vaguely familiar with Ito’s work, mostly from the live action adaptation of Uzumaki and seeing his name on various books in the store.  That is until I picked up Gyo. Immediately blown away by every aspect of it I’ve been rabidly devouring any of his stuff that I can find. The setup is simple yet so original and unforgettable… Fish grow legs, come out of the water and start taking over the land.  Now I’m not talking about smart talking fish people devising a world conquering plan. I’m talking about a massive amount of stupid fish, all types of fish, small fish, big fish, red fish… you get it…fish with legs that simply force the humans out due to strength in numbers and stench for that matter.

After getting about half way through the first volume I began to wonder why this was never adapted into a live action film like some of Ito’s other work like Uzumaki and the Tomie series.  I’ll settle for an animated version, but hopefully it generates enough interest for a live action Gyo.

Seriously though who wouldn’t want to see a real land shark!

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