So you think you can write? by UKAnifest


Hi Civilians,  

 We want to know if you think you are capable to write for us over at UKAnifest! If you think you can write about anything Asian related and be part of our community then send us your submissions and we will feature them on our website and send you a prize!

 All you have to do is send us a 50-100 word piece on anything anime, film or book related. The piece needs to be of an Asian twist and needs to have pictures attached! 

Happy writing.... 

Tobika ^_*

Info: One (1) submission per person. Winner will receive a prize that consists of a DVD / T-Shirt. Winner will also have to commit to writing on UKAnifest for up to a year exclusively. Please send submissions via email to

It Only Happens in the Movies? Japanese Cinema and Encounters by Aisha Anime

Anime: A Letter to Momo

Anime: A Letter to Momo

Dates: 30 January to 26 March 2015




Wood Job! - read review
The Light Shines Only There
The Handsome Suit
Short Peace
Scattered Clouds
Nobody to Watch Over Me - read review
My Little Sweet Pea - read review 
Carmen from Kawachi
Bolt from the Blue - read review
Blood and Bones - read review 
All About Our House
A Letter to Momo

Carmen from Kwachi

Carmen from Kwachi

This year’s Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme will provide an exciting programme of films under the narrative framework of ‘encounters’. Showcasing a vast variety of styles and tones, from popular contemporary films, classics through to animation, the programme will include titles in which characters experience seemingly unusual meetings, plunge into unexpected circumstances and new environments, as well as collide with different generations, ideals and ideas – asking the question, does it really only happen in the movies?

The season will be opening at the ICA, London on 30 January 2015 before touring to a further 10 venues nationwide (the largest number yet!) until late March 2015. 

- ICA, London
- Watershed, Bristol
- Queen’s Film Theatre (QFT), Belfast
- QUAD, Derby
- mac birmingham, Birmingham
- Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), Dundee
- Filmhouse, Edinburgh
- Showroom Cinema, Sheffield
- Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne
- Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria
- Broadway Cinema, Nottingham

They are delighted to announce that acclaimed director Shinobu Yaguchi will visit the UK as part of the season. Yaguchi is best known for his breakthrough hit Waterboys (2001), as well as directing many blockbuster films including Swing Girls! (2004), Happy Flight (2008) and Robo-G (2012). Yaguchi will be attending the screenings of his latest film Wood Job! (2014) at ICA, London, Watershed, Bristol, QUAD, Derby and Showroom Cinema, Sheffield and participating in a Q&A (dates TBC).

For a chance of winning pair of tickets to a screening of your choice at each venue, please visit the JPF News Page and answer our (tough!) question about this year’s programme…

~Aisha Anime~

Wood Job!

Wood Job!

In Cinemas: Rurouni Kenshin 2 by UKAnifest


Hi Civilians,

 We are glad to announce that Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno is in UK cinemas on Friday!

The Sticky

"Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satoh) is a legendary swordsman, a hero in the wars preceding the turbulent fall of Japan’s Shogunate in the 19th century. Once feared as ‘Battosai the Killer’, with the arrival of the new Japanese age and nursing the pain of losing many of his companions he is now a lone wanderer, roaming the land seeking to be of service to those in need.  Fate however, had taken hold of Kenshin’s future and was now guiding him toward a new destiny." Warner Bros UK

 If you liked the first film you will love the second! We really need to keep supporting films like this on the big screen... So you know what to do?? Go an book your seat at a cineworld and enjoy the ride!!


 Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno in cinemas on 28th November 2014 courtesy of Warner Bros. UK

* Showing at Cineworld Enfield, Crawley, Sheffield, West India Quay, Glasgow RS, Cardiff, Stevenage, Bolton and Vue Piccadilly