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 @ 6:00 pm CT
Week of November 12, 2019
November 11, 2019
This week’s home entertainment offerings include a profane coming-of-age movie featuring a trio of sixth graders, perhaps the best-reviewed film of the year, the latest season of the new Star Trek series, as well as the final season of The Big Bang, plus a collector’s edition of the entire series, and the final half of the fifth season of the classic Sailor Moon anime series.
From His Friends at Dragon's Lair
November 8, 2019
We received this eulogy for retailer Cliff Bland, co-owner of comic and game store Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy in San Antonio, Texas, from David Wheeler, CEO of Dragon’s Lair LLC.
'Descent into Avernus: Arkhan the Cruel and The Dark Order' Figure Pack by WizKids
November 14, 2019
WizKids unveiled D&D® Icons of the Realms: Descent into Avernus: Arkhan the Cruel and The Dark Order Figure Pack for trade in March 2020.