Saturday night at the movies… in Japanese Chirashi!

Star Wars Caravan Of Courage: An Ewok Adventure. 1984. Japanese Chirashi.

Time for some more movie treats!  

Presenting: a selection of Japanese Chirashi film posters direct from the collection of TVTA!

Japanese Chirashi are printed mini-posters or flyers created to promote film releases in Japan. The size of a typical Chirashi is “B5” (approx 7 x 10 inch /18cm x 26cm). Most Chirashis are double-sided with an image from the film printed in colour on the front. Additional artwork and information printed in Japanese appears on the reverse. Chirashi posters are great fun to collect, and TVTA is pleased to add this latest batch to its growing collection

Enjoy your movie 🙂

This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 2018 re-release. Japanese Chirashi.

This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 2018 re-release. Japanese Chirashi. Reverse.

The Untouchables. 1987. Japanese Chirashi.

Dark Star: HR Giger’s World. 2014 Belinda Sallin documentary. Japanese Chirashi.

Dark Star: HR Giger’s World. 2014 Belinda Sallin documentary. Japanese Chirashi. Reverse.

Captain Marvel. 2018. Japanese Chirashi.

Wonder Woman Japanese Chirashi poster. 2017. Front.

Wonder Woman. 2017. Japanese Chirashi. Reverse.

The Monkey King. 2018. Japanese Chirashi.

The Monkey King. 2018. Japanese Chirashi. Reverse.

DC Super Heroes vs. Eagle Talon. 2017. Japanese Chirashi.

DC Super Heroes vs. Eagle Talon. 2017. Japanese Chirashi. Reverse.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. 2016. Japanese Chirashi.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. 2016. Japanese Chirashi. Reverse.


The end. Roll credits. Thanks for watching 🙂

Look out for another Saturday Night At The Movies with TVTA coming soon!

17 thoughts on “Saturday night at the movies… in Japanese Chirashi!

  1. Hello TVTA……Argh! EWOKS! How on Endor you found the Caravan of Courage Chirashi, I have no idea. I thought the Star Wars fans banished anything to do with that film along with the infamous Star Wars “Holiday Special”! Another great post cranked up to 11! Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lol, not the greatest Star Wars offerings eh my friend? I never thought I’d find a chirashi for one of the Ewok films so was pleased when one came up fairly cheap. Now to hunt down the other one. Not sure the dreaded Holiday Special made it as a chirashi unless it had a special screen showing some time – but I’m sure George would have closed down to the cinema to prevent that 🙂
      Love the Spinal Tap ‘cranked up to 11’ reference!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Hi TVTA, well from the message boards it appeared a lot of Star Wars fans didn’t like the film but the fans have been wrong before, take the criticism of The Phantom Menace. Now they are celebrating it’s 20th anniversary! That Caravan chirashi could be worth more than either of us know! And I doubt the Holiday Special got a theatrical release, even the cast don’t mention it any more.
        And I used to be a cabaret performer (and keyboard player) so I lived the life on the road!

        Liked by 1 person

      • I know I’m in a minority when I say I quite like TPM despite its faults. I enjoyed seeing it in 3D a few years back. Not the best 3D effects for sure, and remember Lucas was planning on making all 3 of the Prequel films (maybe the OT too – can’t remember) in 3D before Disney took over! Was lucky I guess to see TPM in 3D.

        Liked by 1 person

      • I too enjoyed TPM when I eventually got to see it. I was a little late to the party as I was on my honeymoon when the film was released. I know Lucas wanted to add 3D to the prequels but not sure of the OT as he had already modified those with added CGI effects.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Great post, as usual! I can’t remember if I’ve asked you before but did you live in Japan in the past? Or do you get hold of the chirashi via the internet? Why the interest in the Japanese flyers? Just curious… (They are very cool!)
    I was re-watching Blade Runner 2049 last night and I love all the neon signs written in katakana and kanji. Even more so because it’s set in Los Angeles:)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Gray. It’s my ambition to visit Japan. I love the pop culture, the art and graphics, the history and landscape… so many things really… don’t know exactly but I have an certain affinity and admiration. A fair few of my Star Wars vintage collectables are from Japanese lines like Takara, Popy and Tsukuda. The chirashi I source come via the internet and they are most addictive! The Japanese added graphics make the posters really stand out for me. I’ve always admired French language graphics, but the Japanese ones are especially pleasing to look at.
      Agree, Blade Runner 2049 was very enjoyable and a visual treat. Thanks for stopping by my friend. I seem to recall that you used to live and work in Japan? Forgive me if I’m mistaken.

      Liked by 1 person

      • I’m still here. It’s getting on for 17 years now, which at times I find quite unbelievable. Where did the time go?.. I agree that the Japanese chirashi do stand out. I can read hiragana and katakana but I struggle with a lot of the kanji. I could’ve been an expert by now if I’d kept at the kanji benkyo! Oh well, what can you do? I hope you make it over one day.

        Liked by 1 person

Reply to this blog post

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.