Pop Circuit will be hosting a special limited screening of the Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama 4K remaster anime movie in PVR Cinemas at VR Mall in Chennai on July 23 and July 24.
Pop Circuit will also be introducing the popular concept of merchandise bundles that viewers can get along with their movie tickets. Currently three ticket bundles are available, the Classic, Deluxe and Premium versions.
In collaboration with PVR Cinemas, Pop Circuit is currently conducting an anime festival, Spark, at VR Mall, which is centered around the limited screening of the Indo-Japanese movie.
The festival began on July 2, 2022, with a group watch of the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie. Various events, including cosplay parade and anime quizzes are being carried out at the festival.
The list of events at Spark include
- Special screening of Jujutsu Kaisen 0
- Cosplay Parade
- FIFA 22 2v2 Tournament
- Pepakura Workshop
- Cosplay Awards
- Treasure Hunt
- Onitama Tournament
- Chess Tournament
- Anime Quiz
- Music performances
- Cosplay Workshop
Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama 4K remaster got its first public screening in India on March 25 at the SRV Theatre, Bangalore. The screening was hosted by Japan Habba 2022 together with Animaniax.
The remastered version of the film launched on Feb 4, 2022, which is the 70th anniversary year of India-Japan diplomatic relations.
The anime film premiered in 1992, the 40th anniversary year of India-Japan diplomatic relations. Cartoon Network aired the film on Indian television in subsequent years.
Yugo Sako directed the film at Nippon Ramayana Film Co. and co-produced it alongside Krishna Shan. Vanraj Bhatia and Alan Howarth composed the music. Moriyasu Taniguchi designed the characters for the film. Satoshi Matsuoka was the art director and Kazuyuki Kobayashi was the animation director.
According to Mainichi Shimbun, despite the fact that the work was released in India in 1993, the political context around the Babri Masjid mosque, as well as concerns about anime as a serious medium, kept Ramayana from receiving the promotion and attention its creators had hoped for.
“We remastered the anime for Indian fans who have been wanting to see a better quality version, making it available for the next 2,000 years,” said Kenji Yoshii, an official at Tokyo company that owns the rights to the production.
Source: Pop Circuit’s Facebook page, Correspondence