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TOKYO EXPRESS 06

Japan (MIFF 2006, Animation Gallery)

Tokyo Express 06 is a programme curated exclusively for MIFF, once again, by anime fiends Madman Entertainment. This offers a rare chance to preview four key episodes of upcoming series on the big screen. Eureka Seven (dir. Tomoki Kyoda): Renton is a young boy whose life plain sucks... until a giant robot crashes into his house! This encounter leads him to be pursued by the military and pulled into a web of drama, intrigue and non-stop action - from Studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist).
Basilisk (dir. Fumitomo Kizaki): A legendary pair of rival ninja clans battle to end years of slaughter as a forbidden love struggles to prevail - from Studio Gonzo (Samurai 7).
Speed Grapher (dir. Kunihisa Sugishima): Experience supernatural action, forbidden lust and a dark conspiracy in this futuristic thrill ride from Gonzo (Gankutsuou).
Naruto (dir. Hayato Date): Deep within the Hidden Leaf Village, sharp and cunning ninja carry amazing talents and powers. Prankster Naruto Uzumaki carries few talents but
a stunning secret and the determination to become the greatest ninja who ever lived - by Studio Pierrot (Midori Days).

D Tomoki Kyoda, Fumitomo Kizaki, Kunihisa Sugishima, Hayato Date Dist Madman L Japanese w/English subtitles TD video/2002-2005/97mins

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