Those of you who missed the Evangelion 2.0 premiere here in Glasgow because you were down in England will now have a chance to see it yourselves on the big screen. BFI Southbank in London is holding an “Anime Weekend” next May and amongst its line up will include both Evangelion Rebuild movies, as well as Level 5 puzzle game based Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva movie.
About two years ago, the very same venue had hosted a live interview with Makoto Shinkai, producer of works such as 5 Centimetres per Second and The Days Promised in Our Early Days.
It’s been a month since Makoto Shinkai appeared at the London, BFI “5 Centimetres per Second” screening. He’s now posted the following entry on his website about his well-being and the event itself.
Looks like they caught me on camera when they were taking pictures of the queue for the autograph session.
It’s been quite a while since my last entry and I’ve received a number of e-mails from people who were concerned about the lack of news from me. I am doing well. In London, we’re having a very cool summer. My life routine here involves going to school everyday, visiting the pub and China Town with my friends, in a way eating lunch alone sometimes, going jogging when the weather’s nice, going to the supermarket every three days to buy food, making dinner and eating it and, sleeping at around 12 o’clock. When I feel like it in Tokyo, I would go out for a drink even when it’s midnight so in comparison, these are pretty quiet days.
The photo above is a view of the city (London’s Wall Street) and was taken on a hill within my neighbourhood. This is an area of London where one can see rare sights of modern high rise buildings lined up together. On the right you can see St. Paul’s Cathedral. I’ve only seen it from afar and have never been there.
It’s been quite a busy week so it took some time to finish this write up about the 5 Centimetres per Second screening that took place in London last Friday, one that featured a live interview with Makoto Shinkai himself.
When we arrived, we had a bit of trouble locating the BFI Southbank building but eventually I found it underneath the Waterloo Bridge near a large area of graffiti and made it for the 18:20 screening.
The room for the screening was darkly lit and was pretty much completely full even though only the central seating area was filled when I last checked the bookings on Thursday night. The booking plan showed our seats were on the left hand side so we walked on over only to find that was where the start of the alphabetically ordered seats were. Ended up having to walk back round through the front to find our seats.
Just a few days after I published the contents of Makoto Shinkai’s reply to me regarding whether he will be giving out autographs this Friday at BFI’s 5cm screening, I receive the long awaited response from BFI that says the following.
Thank you for your email which our box office has recently passed to me for response. Having spoken to the programmer arranging this event I can tell that in addition to the on stage interview it is planned for Mr Shinkai to participate in a booking signing, in our film store, after the screening. Unfortunately for copyright reasons we do not allow cameras in our cinemas.
Update about notice.