Work on the Mangapolis Comic continues. At this early stage there is mostly work on the script, backstory and pile after pile of sketches (some of which can be seen on the Mangapolis Instagram account). But today we have something more than just character design sketches, a bit from the comic itself; introducing Patrick Giles, one of the main characters. And by the looks of it, he is in a bit of trouble:
Patrick Giles is a meddler in the supernatural and his meddling has earned him quite a reputation among both the mundane and the supernatural population of Mangapolis. Making him a notorious villain to both factions. Not an easy situation.
Just a small update to spark your curiosity, stay tuned for more updates and make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for some drips and drops of content from the Mangapolis Comic Project. Earlier updates here and here.
Firstly, one of the reasons Films from the South decided to distribute Wolf Children at all was because the incredible reception the movie has enjoyed at Films from the South Festival in 2012 and 2013. So all those that took the time to drop by to watch Wolf Children has indirectly helped the launch of Wolf Children to commercial cinema.
Second, you might not realize this, but if Film fra Sør Distribusjon picked Wolf Children by those criteria, there is no reason not to think that more anime will be picked in the same way in the future if people keep showing interest for anime at film festivals.
Film festivals are the perfect place to test films for the market. And as it stands now the anime films in the Mangapolis program, during Films from the South, has had two great years audience-wise. If this keeps up, we could help more anime films reach commercial cinema in Norway.
Oh yeah, the to-do list:
1. Go see Wolf Children on the big screen to support anime
2. Visit the Wolf Children Norge Facebook page and like it
3. Support anime at your local film festival to help influence the distribution of anime in Norway
This Sunday in Fredrikstad you can have a chance to see two of the anime movies that featured at this years Mangapolis Program at Films from the South; Wolf Children and Wind Rises. So if you missed these two anime movies at Films from the South there is every reason to visit Fredrikstad Animation Festival this weekend.
Wolf Children is the first movie that Films from the South has bought for regular screenings. You can enjoy Wolf Children at the local cinemas in Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim (from the 15th of November 2013). Read more about Films from the South’s distribution of Wolf Children here.