Anime News in Australia(^^)
Madman Entertainment, which for the past four years has dedicated itself to releasing anime in Australia (as well as other arthouse & non-English language films) has made a major announcement - it will release onto DVD no less than 11 films made by Studio Ghibli.
The release will take place over a fifteen-month period starting with Takahata Isao's 'Grave of the Fireflies'. Other films in the release schedule include: 'Nausicaa', 'Laputa', 'Totoro', 'Majo no Takkyubin', 'Omohide Poro Poro', 'Porco Rosso', 'Pom Poko', 'Mimi wo Sumaseba', 'Yamada-kun', and 'Neko no Ongaeshi'. There are also plans for theatrical screenings to accompany some of the releases at selected venues.
FJ Lee / Dec.28,2003
on 11th and 12th of october 2003, there's going to be "animania" in UNSW the university in NSW Sydney, Australia. All the shops and the places that sells anime and manga are going to open stalls and sell their stuff there. Tamarket will also be there.
cella / Sep.29,2003
It has been a long dry-spell for anime fans on Australian TV, with SBS-TV showing no signs of acquiring new titles for screening. Hopefully, in a sign of things to come, SBS-TV has screened the English dub of Satoshi Kon's 1997 thriller 'Perfect Blue' on Saturday August 16, 2003.
There has been a huge demand for more anime on SBS-TV's feedback forums; but there have been no signs of new titles being acquired, the last series to be screened being 'Bubblegum Crisis 2040' in 2001. There are unsubstantiated rumours of 'Cowboy Bebop' on the screening list for the near future.
JY Lee / Sep.9,2003
Hayao Miyazaki's award-winning opus 'Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi' has opened on national release in Australia (as of December 11). Most cinemas will be showing the English-dubbed version produced by Disney under the supervision of Pixar's John Lasseter, while a select few cinemas will be screening the subtitled version.
F Lee / Dec.18,2002
The Japanime Festival is less than a week from starting. The screening schedule and other details have now been posted at the official site: http://www.japanime.com.au.
F Lee / Oct.10,2002
Japanime also screening in Canberra
In addition screening at to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Japanime is now also being held in Canberra at Ronin Cinemas Electric Shadows from Thursday 7th November to Sunday 10th November.
Details available at http://www.japanime.com.au/
translucent / Oct.6,2002
Japanime - Anime film festival
Features the premiere of Spirited Away, digitally restored version of Akira as well as Cowboy Bebop the Movie.
Sydney - Dendy Opera Quays, October 16 Melbourne - Kino Cinema, October 30 Brisbane - Dendy Brisbane, October 24
translucent / Sep.16,2002
Comicfest 2002 - Sydney Convention featuring Anime Inside is a world full of comic books, animation, toys, games, cards, special guests, competitions, local and international exhibitors, and so much more.
This year at comicfest! 2002, one of the special guest is the voice of Teen Gohan from DragonBall Z himself, Kyle Hebert!
Tickets- $8.00 daily Date - Saturday 16 November 10am-6pm Sunday 17 November 10am-5pm Venue - Bankstown Town Hall Cnr Rickard & Chapel Roads, Bankstown, Sydney
visit comicfest.com for more details.
translucent / Sep.16,2002
Animania - Sydney Anime Convention Sydney's first dedicated anime and manga convention. Cost - $15 ($10 pre-registered) Date - Sat. 12th October 2002 Venue - University of Sydney More Details here at animania.suanime.org
translucent / Sep.12,2002
The Japanime Festival is due to kick off in Sydney at the Dendy Circular Quay cinemas (October 16-21), with Melbourne and Brisbane due to follow. Over 30 features, short films and forums have been scheduled for the anime festival, which will open with Miyazaki Hayao's 'Sen to Chihiro'. Other headline screenings include Kon Satoshi's 'Millenium Actress', the 'Cowboy Bebop' Gekijouban, 'Utena', 'WXIII: Patlabor 3' and 'Ao no Rokugo'. Ticketing details are yet to be released.
F Lee / Sep.7,2002
Madman Entertainment, a local anime distributor who holds the rights to Studio Ghibli's recent masterpiece 'Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi', is planning a major cinema release for the film probably due to begin sometime in December 2002.
FJ Lee / Aug.9,2002
The 'Japanime' festival is back in Sydney, it would appear, and it has been tentatively confirmed for October of 2002. Definite details on the venues and screening schedules are yet to be released, but it would seem that 'WXIII: Patlabor 3' is on the short-list to be shown.
FJ Lee / Jul.9,2002
Director Rin Taro's feature 'Metropolis' based on Tezuka Osamu's original manga and inspired by Fritz Lang's 1926 masterpiece, will be screened at the Dendy Cinema in Sydney's Martin Place from June 27 for a limited time.
FJ Lee / Jun.8,2002
Spriggan will be screened in English dubbed format for 2 weeks from 16 May at the Chinatown Cinema, 200 Bourke Street, Melbourne. (03) 9662-3465. It is distributed by Madman, who will also be releasing Spirited Away in Australian cinemas in December 2002.
Mark Morrison [mail] / May.1,2002
PATLABOR II (1993).
Saturday 2 March - 10.00pm Channel SBS The sequel to the hugely popular anime film Patlabor, focuses on a series of terrorist attacks on Tokyo, which are investigated by Captain Goto with astonishing revelations about the mastermind behind the attacks. Directed by Mamoru Oshii, and voiced by David Jarvis, Peter Marincker and Sharon Holm.
(From Japan, in English).
Ichigo / Feb.19,2002
SBS-TV has scheduled Mamoru Oshii's 'Patlabor II' to be screened on Saturday, March 02 at 2200 hours. The film will be shown in its English dubbed format.
FJ Lee / Feb.19,2002
Twenty-six episodes in four days - that's what SBS-TV is embarking on as it re-screens the entire 'Bubblegum Crisis 2040' TV series in the closest thing to an anime marathon in this country. Starting in the early hours of December 23 (0210 hours), there will be 6 episodes, followed by 7, 8, and 5 episodes on the following nights.
FJ Lee / Dec.4,2001
Bubblegum Crisis 2040' will come to an end on SBS-TV, with the final two episodes being shown as a double feature on Saturday, November 03 (2030-2130). Also, on Saturday, November 17, SBS-TV will be screening the 1999 cult 3-D anime film 'A.LI.CE' (2200-2130). Unlike almost all of its anime screenings, 'A.LI.CE' will be shown subtitled rather than dubbed. This is probably due to SBS acquiring the rights independent of any Western distributors.
FJ Lee / Oct.23,2001
Satoshi Kon's 1997 psychological thriller 'Perfect Blue' has made it to the big screen in Sydney, showing at the art house cinemas the Orpheum and the Valhalla starting August 9. The film is being shown in it's English-dubbed format, and Melbourne filmgoers will get their chance to view this disturbing look at modern pop culture in weeks to come.
FJ Lee / Aug.11,2001
Cartoon Network australia have started advertising for TOonami it is great to finally see it in australia. it will be airing on weekends only though starting from july 7th the line up is as follows. Dragonball Z, Gundam Wing, Card Captors and batman of the future. saturday 6-8, sunday 3-5 with midnight reruns at 11-1am.
Slykura / Jun.10,2001
The anime scene has been very quiet in Australia since the mass exposure of 1999-2000.
However, things are about to improve with the multinational broadcaster SBS TV announcing that it will commence screening all 26 episodes of the cyberpunk series 'Bubblegum Crisis - Tokyo AD 2040' from Saturday, May 19, 2001. This is the dubbed version (by ADV), and will be aired 1 episode per week from 8:30 pm.
FJ Lee / Apr.21,2001
Flint the time detective will start showing on cable channel Fox Kids in March.
Slykura / Feb.24,2001
One of Sydney's most elegant and beautiful cinemas the Hayden Orpheum in Cremorne in Sydney's north screened the subtitled version of Hayao Miyazaki's 1997 masterpiece 'Mononoke Hime' for three days only - the 12th 13th and 14th of February.
FJ Lee / Feb.17,2001
The Pay-TV network 'World Movies' will be screening Mamoru Oshii's 'Patlabor 2'' on February 1, 2001.
FJ Lee / Feb.1,2001
SBS Television will be showing "Goku Midnight Eye" over two Saturdays starting 11/25 at 9:05pm.
Also on 11/25 SBS will be showing "AKIRA" (the original dubbed version) one more time at 10pm. (Just after Goku.)
Baranomiki / Nov.18,2000
The 'JAPANIME' film festival has come and gone in the Olympic City, Sydney, and the response from film-lovers and anime fans alike was nothing short of spectacular. Almost every screening saw packed theatres. Unforunately, technical problems dogged a few screenings, most notably the lack of a subtitled print of 'Mononoke Hime' which was rectified, but too late for many to see the classic in its orignal glory. Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, president of Production I.G, was on hand to present 'Blood: The Last Vampire' and 'Jin-Roh' both of which were very well received by the audience.
FJ Lee / Aug.31,2000
The screening schedules for the "JAPANIME" festival to be screened at the Sydney harbourside Dendy cinemas have been finalised. Admission prices and session times for the five-day festival, which is the major film component of the Sydney 2000 Olympics Arts Festival are available at the Dendy Australia website.
It is at this point unconfirmed, but Mamoru Oshii and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa may be on hand to personally present Production IG's 'Jin Roh' and 'Blood'
FJ Lee / Jul.7,2000
In Tasmania, Pokemon is now showing on Southern Cross at 4.30pm, weekdays, starting from the 28th June. The first episode they aired was 'A Chansey Operation'. It's the first time Pokemon has been shown in this state.
Angela / Jun.28,2000
I am just curious about your report of SBS playing the original BGC.It has been known for awhile now that SBS were going to play BGC 2040 dubbed and that was confirmed again yesterday along with the news that SBS are going to play Patlabor 2 but nothing has been said about BGC. SBS aren't allowed to play BGC 2040 till at least August. Anyway, I was just wondering where you heard about BGC being played since it wasn't mentioned by the companies who release or distribute this series in Oz when those other announcements were confirmed.
The Australian Anime Info Guide / Jun.23,2000
In response to huge viewer demand for more anime to be screened in Australia,
SBS-TV, the national multinational broadcaster, has purchased the rights to screen the original cyber-punk hit series "Bubblegum Crisis". When the series will be screened is still yet to be confirmed.
FJ Lee / Jun.22,2000
Anime on Australian TV has hit a lull, with few screenings.
However, Sydney is hosting the 2000 Olympics, and a major Arts Festival is taking place before the Olympics start in September. The major film component for this event is a five-day festival featuring the best in anime cinema masterpieces.
Entitled "JAPANIME", final screening details are yet to be released, but the festival will commence on August 23 with the Australian premiere of "Mononoke Hime" (Miramax dubbed version). Other new films to be shown include "Spriggan", "Blood", "Jin-Roh" and Studio Ghibli's latest, "Yamada-kun".
Recent classics such as "Memories" and "Perfect Blue" will also be screened, along with tributes to Miyazaki, Takahata, and Osamu Tezuka.
FJ Lee / Jun.17,2000
Digimon has started showing on Channel 10 weekdays at 7am.
Shawaazu / Jun.17,2000
Ninja Scroll showing on paytv World Movies channel (Foxtel/Optus networks). Thursday 20th 2am, Friday 21st 12.05am. Check local guides.
deviantjas / Jun.17,2000
Digimon (dub) is currently being run on chanel 10 at 07:00 weekdays
The Turnip King / May.7,2000
A new petition has come up recently to get SBS the mulitcultral channel in Australia to show more Anime on TV as well any other network including cable providers such as Cartoon Network you can help anime get a boost in Australia by signing the pettion at this site http://www.crosswinds.net/~droonsta/ and hopefully network guys will here us which SBS usually does as was the case with Evangelion
Otaku-Sly / Apr.16,2000
The Lupin III classic, 'The Castle of Cagliostro' has been scheduled for another screening by SBS-TV on Saturday 18th March, starting at 10 pm. As is usual for SBS-screened anime, the movie will be shown in its English-dubbed incarnation.
Also, good news for Australian fans of 'Neon Genesis Evangelion' - SBS-TV has announced that it will be the first domestic TV provider outside of Japan to obtain rights to the two movies as soon as they are released in English. More news to come.
FL / Mar.13,2000
On Saturday March 18, SBS TV will be repeating "Castle of Cagliostro" at 9:55pm (dubbed).
Also, Channel 7 has restarted "Sailor Moon". (Channel 10 is currently screening "Pokemon" and "Dragonball Z" weekdays.)
Baranomiki / Mar.13,2000
SBS TV, Australia's multicultural station, has announced that it will screen the action/drama'Goku: Midnight Eye' sometime in the next few months.
FL / Feb.26,2000
Following Cartoon Network's move of showing Dragonball Z, Channel Ten will also start showing it from next week (31/1) on a weekday basis as the last cartoon on its morning Cheez TV program. This wil be a welcomed move for those without cable tv subscriptions. Since this is the dubbed (US) version of the anime many dbz purists may be dissapointed as its heavilly censored.
Aesti / Jan.30,2000
Last Night (7th) Cable channel Arena had an anime marathon which consisted of the movie Armegedon(I don't even think this is japanese though from what Ive seen) , and also Angel Cop all 6 parts of it in one hit.
Otaku-Sly / Jan.8,2000
DragonBall Z has been picked up by the Cartoon Network here in Austrlia avalible on all cable providers starting from January 3rd running at 8.30am and repeat at 5.30pm obviously it's the dubbed version but at least the cartoon network is starting to show anime again Hopefully they'll phase in the toonami segment here in Australia as well in the Future
Otaku-Sly / Dec.27,1999
On the 22nd of November, a Monday night, SBS TV screened the Hayao Miyazaki 1992 film 'Porco Rosso'. This screening caps off a twelve-month period in which SBS have been heavily promoting anime on Australian television. On December 2, 1998, they started off by screening the entire TV series of 'Neon Genesis Evangelion' - twice in succession. They followed this up with 'Gunsmith Cats'. They've also screened the feature-length films 'Wings of Honneamise', 'The Castle of Cagliostro', 'Ghost in the Shell', and 'Akira' during this year.
FL / Nov.25,1999
On Saturday September 25, 1999, SBS will be screening as its weekly cult movie the Otomo Katsuhiro classic Akira (in dubbed format). Starts at 10:00pm till 11:40pm.
FL / Sep.15,1999
Ghost in The Shell will be shown on Monday 10:00pm on SBS. Also in the coming months of September and October there will be at last a Pokemon tour. for details see the Nintendo Magazine System this month.
Shawaazu / Aug.30,1999
There is a rumor saying that SBS is going to show "Gun Smith Cats". Don't know the accuracy of the rumor though.
Ashura / Aug.17,1999
SBS is going to start showing "Gun Smith Cats" in the old NGE slot (8:30 saturdays) starting this saturday
The Turnip King / Aug.17,1999
The Gunsmith Cats OAV series will begin screening in dubbed format on SBS starting Saturday, August 21st, at 8:30pm.
Baranomiki / Aug.17,1999
Gun Smith Cats will be showing on Saturdays at 8:30pm from the next three weeks on SBS.
Shawaazu / Aug.17,1999
POKEMON is back on air!!! It has returned to its normal time of 7:30am CH10.
Shawaazu / Jul.27,1999
No more pokemon episodes will be shown on CH10 Saturday 6:00PM it was replaced by yuk i cant belive it myself by the "Love Boat"! i was wondering why they did that?
Shawaazu / Jul.25,1999
Channel 10 is moving Pokemon to prime-time. It will start this Saturday (June 6) at 6pm.
Baranomiki / Jun.3,1999
On Saturday, March 20, the SBS network is showing the English-dubbed "Lupin III - Castle of Cagliostro" movie at 9:30pm.
On Saturday, March 27, the SBS network is showing the English-subtitled "Gappa - The Triphibian Monster" (Daikyoju Gappa). The 1967 movie is a mixture of live action and animation, directed by Haruyasu Noguchi, and starring Tamio Kawaji and Yoko Yamamoto.
Baranomiki / Mar.16,1999
SBS is starting a repeat screening of "Neon Genesis Evangelion" on Monday nights at 9:30pm (2 episodes every week) starting on March 22.
The first run concludes on Saturday night, March 27th at 9:30pm.
The repeat is due to "overwhelming public support". Feedback has been very good for SBS. The show was even mentioned on Hotline.
Baranomiki / Mar.16,1999
Sailor Moon finishes on the 7 Network on Tuesday morning, 2nd of March with the conclusion of the Sailor Moon R episodes.
Baranomiki / Mar.1,1999
Starting Monday, February 8, Channel 7 is screening "Sailor Moon" at 07:00 every weekday all over the country. The episodes are the new dubbed episodes, starting with the Dark Moon Kingdom story arc.
Baranomiki / Feb.16,1999
"Neon Genesis Evangelion" will start broadcast on 2nd of January, 1999 (Saturdays) at 8:30pm with two episodes every week on the national SBS network. The English dubbed version is being shown.
Baranomiki / Dec.24,1998