To celebrate the release of Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill, in cinemas August 2nd, Japan Centre are giving you the chance to win the complete Studio Ghibli DVD collection, which includes Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo, Arrietty and many more! What’s more, 4 lucky runners up as well as the winner will also receive a From Up On Poppy Hill merchandise pack including a diary and dream charm. Sweet!
Japan Centre in conjunction with Third Windows Films are running a competition giving you the chance to win a set of 2 fantastic DVDs.
Up for grabs we have ‘The Foreign Duck, The Native Duck & God in a Coin Locker’, directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura (Fish Story) and available on DVD from January 14th, as well as ‘The Woodsman & the Rain’ directed by Shuichi Okita, the winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo Film Festival and available on DVD from January 28th.
Both are really excellent Japanese films with great casts and high international acclaim. We have three copies of both films to give away to three competition winners. Check the details below to learn a bit more about the movies and how to enter.
Director Sono’s films up for grabs
To mark the release of ‘Himizu’ [ヒミズ], the 68th Venice Film Festival Marcello Mastroianni Award-winning Japanese film in UK cinemas, Japan Centre is running a competition in conjunction with Third Windows Films for you to be in with a chance of winning two DVDs from Himizu master-director Sion Sono. We’ve got 2 sets of his 4-hour epic Love Exposure and chilling thriller Cold Fish up for grabs, for more information on how to enter please see below.
COMPETITION: Win a set of Japanese Films on DVD
Japan Centre has teamed up with Third Window Films again, this time to give you guys a chance of winning a DVD with three superb films from contemporary Japanese Director Miki Satoshi.
This limited edition box set has been specially created to coincide with the UK release of his quirky comedy ‘Adrift in Tokyo’.
The ‘Miki Satoshi Collection’ set includes 3 of his hit best titles: ‘Turtles are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers’, ‘Instant Swamp’ and ‘Adrift in Tokyo’. All three are going straight to DVD and won’t be available to see at UK cinemas, so this is a great opportunity to see some fun Japanese films.
Hyper Japan is back again for another long weekend of amazing Japan-osity at the UK’s biggest J-culture party! Hyper Japan are so excited about this year’s event, they even forgot it’s usually held in the summer and instead are having the event from the 24th to 26th February 2012! Good news for us anyway, just means that that we can have some serious Japan related fun sooner than we thought! 🙂
Japan Centre also has a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky winner so you can enjoy all the awesomeness of the event for absolutely nothing, yatta! Continue reading for more details of Hyper Japan 2012 and how to enter the free ticket competition!