Space Pirate Captain Harlock – Version 2 – Double-Sided Single One Sheet Mini-Poster
(Wikipedia) In 2010, Toei Animation announced that it had developed a pilot for a computer-graphics remake of the earlier manga-inspired TV series, and presented it at Tokyo International Anime Fair that year. In the next year they presented a preview of Space Pirate Captain Harlock at Annecy International Animated Film Festival. This is Toei’s highest production budget ever at the equivalent of over US$30 million. The story was reconstructed by the writer Harutoshi Fukui to reflect the themes of modern society and Toei provided the latest filmmaking technology for the film. An English-narrated international teaser trailer was released for promotion. It was shown in the competition of the 70th Venice International Film Festival and was screened at the 33rd Hawaii International Film Festival. It received a mixed response from critics and was nominated for the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. It won the Lumière award in Best International 3D Feature – Animated category at the 3D Creative Arts Award (2014).
What are Chirashi?
When a new movie comes out in Japan, Chirashi are the flyers or program mini-posters that promote the movie. They only come out at the time of the movie’s release and vanish when they run out — making many of them very rare and hard to find.