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Move over, Shakespeare! Here comes Barefoot Gen!

From Anime Corporation

You want art films? Forget King Lear!

The British Museum will be launching a film series on September 7, entitled “Late Night Manga to Anime”, which will feature such anime as Akira, Barefoot Gen, Phoenix 2772 and They Were Eleven. More information can be found here.

The Premiere Japan 07 festival (September 16) will be screening the anime movie Nitaboh. More information can be found here.

The Japan Foundation will also be hosting an open-lecture on October 24 regarding the history of anime and Japanese science fiction. More information here.

Ray’s Take: I can picture the animators in Japan having an evil laugh, saying: “We ARE taking over the cultural world! Just try to stop us , Mr. Bond!” Har, har, har, har, har!

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