April 2001

April 23, 2001 Lupin Exhibition in Japan
There will be an exhibition about Lupin *in Japan*.

Lpuin the Third Exhibition -Featuring Mine Fujiko -
At Square 7 (7th floor of Shibuya Parco, Tokyo)
From April 27 to May 21 (10am to 8 pm)
Fee: Adult 500 yen, Student 400 yen.
(No detail about the exhibition available)

On May 5, Otsuka-San, the chief animator of Lupin will come to the exhibition and sign his book. His book, "Sakuga Asemamire (Sweating on Animation)" will be reprinted (with some rewriting), and those who buy the book will get the book signed by him (but the first 100 people only).

April 19, 2001 Milan Records Releasing the Mononoke Symphonic Suite CD
Milan Records is releasing the Mononoke Symphonic Suite on May 15th.

No tracklist changes from the Japanese release. Reviews of the Symphonic Suite CD

No details other then the release date. The CD is listed under the "Coming Soon" section of the Milan website.

Thanks to Esther Choy of Milan Entertainment for sending the information!

April 19, 2001 Lupin TV series on DVD box set in Japan
The DVD box of the first TV series (1971) of Lupin III will be released *in Japan*


If you make a reservation by May 27, you'll get a special original good (We don't know if those who are outside Japan can reserve it.)

April 17, 2001 DVD release schedule *in Japan*
The release schedule of Ghibli DVD *in Japan* has been changed.

April 26, Castle of Cagliostro
June 8, Kiki's Delivery Service
July, Sherlock Hound
September, My Neighbor Totoro
October, Panda Kopanda (1&2)
November, Princess Mononoke

2002 (no release date given)
Porco Rosso, Whisper of the Heart, Laputa, Umi ga Kikoeru (Ocean Waves), Only Yesterday (Omohide Poroporo), Pom Poko, Nausicaa, Yanagawa Horiwari Monogatari.

The big changes from the previously published schedule are, the release of Mononoke in 2001 (previously set in 2002) and Nausicaa in 2002 (previously set in 2001).

See the Future Release Schedule for the latest info.

April 16, 2001 "Princess Mononoke" Screening at the Kemper Museum - June 17
As a part of their Sunday Cinema Series - Animation Festival, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City will screen "Princess Mononoke" on June 17 at 2:00pm.

Thanks to Kevin Smith for posting the information to the MML.

More details on the "Princess Mononoke" Theaters page.

April 12, 2001 "Sen" special screenings in Japan
Nestle, the special sponsor of "Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi" will have special screening of "Sen" from July 12 -16 in every prefecture in Japan.
You have to collect points on Nestle's products and send them. 15,000
tickets (three person per ticket) will be provided.

For more information see
http://www.nestle.co.jp/events/sen/ (in Japanese)

April 11, 2001 Kiki DVD to be released in Japan on June 8
Buena Vista will release DVD of "Kiki's Delivery Service" on June 8 *in Japan*.


April 11, 2001 Cagliostro DVD to be released in Japan
Buena Vista will release DVD of "Castle of Cagliostro" on April 26 *in Japan*.


April 4, 2001 My Neighbors the Yamadas theatre released in France
The French dub of My Neighbors the Yamadas, Mes voisins les Yamada, will be released in France on April 4, 2001 to theatres nationwide. Additional information with a listing of theatres can be found at the allocine.com website (in French).

April 4, 2001 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi Image Album released
The Image Album to the new Studio Ghibli film Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi was released on April 4, 2001 in Japan by Tokuma Japan Communications. For more information please visit the Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi CD page.