Summer Explorers 2019: Mini season of film based on Manga!

The annual Summer Explorers season is back – this time taking place at the British Library!

From “Inuyashiki” (いぬやしき), to “Seto and Utsumi” (セトウツミ), “TEIICHI: Battle of Supreme High” (帝一の國), and :Psychic Kusuo” (斉木楠雄のΨ難), Summer Explorers 2019 : Manga Comes To Life showcases the range of plotlines that manga has provided film creatives over the years.Come and see the versatility of the influence that manga has had on Japanese cinema!

Presented and Curated by the Japan Foundation, in collaboration with the British Library.

Date: Saturday, 27 July and Sunday, 28 July 2019
Venue: British Library, Knowledge Centre Theatre, 96 Euston Road, St Pancras, London NW1

Saturday, 27 July

Inuyashiki” (2018) by Shinsuke Sato

“Seto and Utsumi” (2016) by Tatsushi Ohmori

“TEIICHI: Battle of Supreme High” (2017) by Akira Nagai

“TEIICHI: Battle of Supreme High”

Sunday, 28 July

“TEIICHI: Battle of Supreme High” (2017) by Akira Nagai

“The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (a.k.a. Psychic Kusuo)” (2017) by Yûichi Fukuda

Inuyashiki” (2018) by Shinsuke Sato


For more info and to book your ticket go to the British Library Website.

On paper I am an Italian living in London, in reality I was born and bread in a popcorn bucket. I've loved cinema since I was a little child and I’ve always had a passion and interest for Asian (especially Japanese) pop culture, food and traditions, but on the cinema side, my big, first love is Hong Kong Cinema. Then - by a sort of osmosis - I have expanded my love and appreciation to the cinematography of other Asian countries. I like action, heroic bloodshed, wu-xia, Shaw Bros (even if it’s not my specialty), Anime, and also more auteur-ish movies. Anything that is good, really, but I am allergic to rom-com (unless it’s a HK rom-com, possibly featuring Andy Lau in his 20s)"