ADV Films has announced a June release for Voices of a Distant Star, a groundbreaking anime release created almost single-handedly by animation prodigy Makoto Shinkai. The 30-minute film features a spectacular blend of traditional cel animation and computer techniques. A surprisingly sophisticated tale of two lovers torn apart by the tides of war and millions of miles of interstellar space, Voices of a Distant Star won its creator the 'Most Valuable Newcomer Award' at last year's Tokyo Anime Fair. The fact that the film was written, directed, and animated by Shinkai, using only a Macintosh G4/400 computer and assorted consumer and professional level animation programs is simply stunning considering the final result. Shinkai did everything on this film except create the music (composed by Tenmon) and provide all the voices. What one otaku can do with his trusty Mac is truly amazing. Will this be the future of anime as personal computers become more and more powerful? Find out for yourself on June 10, when ADV releases Voices of a Distant Star on DVD (srp $19.95).
ADV To Release 'Voices Of A Distant Star' In June
Posted by ICv2 on March 18, 2003 @ 11:00 pm CT
Week of February 9, 2016
February 7, 2016
This week’s home entertainment offerings include the 24th James Bond film Spectre, Guillermo Del Toro’s highly entertaining Gothic romance Crimson Peak , Damon Lindelof’s mysterious TV series The Leftovers , and Shirobako , one of the most interesting anime TV series set in the world of Japanese animation in years.
Week of Feb. 2, 2016
January 31, 2016
After an unexpected hiatus of two weeks we resume our quick survey of home entertainment releases. This week’s offerings include a new Batman animated film, Steven Spielberg’s carefully crafted Cold War saga, Bridge of Spies , Vin Diesel’s action-packed The Last Witch Hunter , plus the final season of the post-apocalyptic TNT series Falling Skies , the grindhouse-themed second season of From Dusk Till Dawn , and the third film in the 4-part anime feature film remake of Evangelion.
In New One-Shot Comic From Dark Horse
February 12, 2016
The Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic Beasts of Burden created by Evan Dorkin, Jill Thompson, and Sarah Dyer, is returning in a one-shot comic, Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In , from Dark Horse.