Category Archives: Chirashi Movie Posters

Saturday night at the movies…

Japanese Chirashi movie posters – the Star Wars franchise and a continuing saga!

1982. Return of the Jedi. Teaser.


‘Chirashi’ eh? … he sounds familiar, was he one of Jabba’s henchmen, or an Ewok? 

No. A Chirashi is not a Star Wars character but a small double-sided poster handed out at cinemas in Japan to advertise upcoming movies. And TVTA is absolutely delighted to bring you one of the most comprehensive gatherings of Japanese Star Wars film posters this side of the galaxy! Featuring examples of every Star Wars film made to date and more bad puns than you can shake a Gaderffii stick at… this post is sure to have those nasty Imperials hot on our tails!

The Empire Strikes Back / Return of the Jedi. 1986 Double-feature theatre release.


Three-D-PO and Artoo-Won’t-Do

Among my favourites in my Star Wars Chirashi collection is this Phantom Menace 3D poster. Prior to the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012, George Lucas had intended to make 3D versions of all six films in the Star Wars Prequel and Original Trilogies. The idea was put on ice in favour of concentrating on ‘rebooting the franchise’ with Episode VII and other new films. Hence, only one of the first six films made it as a 3D cinema release – The Phantom Menace in 2012.

2012. The Phantom Menace 3D.


A long time ago in a gallery far, far away

I need to add something for the 2008 animated release The Clone Wars, and I’m yet to find anything for the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special or the two Ewok films – Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure and Ewoks: Battle for Endor. If any of these turn up I’ll be sure to include them along with the forthcoming releases… with episode XI scheduled for December 2019, a third instalment of the standalone Star Wars Story in 2020, and talk of future new-character trilogies – this gallery is destined to cause a great disturbance in the force!

That’s no moon… it’s TVTA!

As always, thanks for looking 🙂 Click the images below to make bigger.



 

Viva Chirashi! Japanese Movie Posters 1977 – 2018

Viva Knievel! (1977)

Deadpool 2 (2018) 

Deadpool (2016)

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)  

Kinky Boots (2005)

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017)

Porco Rosso (1992)

Thor / Avengers

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Avengers Infinity War (2018)

Batman Ninja (2018)

Sliver (1993)

Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

A Chirashi is a printed mini-poster or flyer used to promote film releases in Japan. The size of a typical Chirashi is “B5” (approx 7 x 10 inch /18cm x 26cm). A relatively cheap and space-saving alternative to regular-size industry posters, Chirashis make excellent movie memorabilia collectables. You can find all my Chirashi posts here

500th Post at The Vintage Toy Advertiser!

It’s a milestone moment for TVTA as we celebrate our 500th post.

I remember moving over to WordPress in the spring of 2011 and thinking: “well, this seems like a good place to be.” Fast forward a few years and my thoughts haven’t changed a bit. Much of this is down to you, dear readers and fellow bloggers, for checking out, sharing, liking and commenting on my posts and helping to make TVTA’s mission a whole lot of interesting fun. Thanks WP mates 🙂

So, what’s hot off the scanner to celebrate post N° 500… some obscure toy ad? Barbie, Etch A Sketch, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog? No, but there were a few little clues back there wink wink

How about some horror film ads, vinyl records, video games, poetry or kitchen work units?

Nope, none of those. And definitely no clown ads!!

So what is it then?

it had better be good!

It is…

… After an executive board meeting with Wooof, the cat and I have decided to celebrate our special 500th toy story with Toy Story! All told in the wonderful style of Japanese chirashi movie posters.

Regular readers will know how much we love our Japanese chirashi around here 🙂

So let’s hand over to Woody and Buzz and co for TVTA’s 500th post … Toy Story!

As always, thanks for looking 🙂

 

 

Toy Story (1995)


Toy Story 2 (1999)


Toy Story 3 (2010)


In other Toy Story news …
Toy Story 2 Japanese Movie Programme cover, centrefold and adverts

 


Disneyland x3. Original 90s Buzz Lightyear toy. DVDs

 


To infinity and beyond! Until next time  🙂


Photographs TVTA. Images scanned by TVTA from private collection.

Japanese Chirashi latest

TVTA is happy to add some more Japanese chirashi to the collection.

Pan’s Labyrinth. Guillermo Del Toro. 2006.

Pans Labyrinth chirashi. Example a. Front.

Pans Labyrinth chirashi. Example b. Front.

The Phantom Menace. George Lucas. 1999. 3D Re-release 2012.

The Phantom Menace chirashi. Front.

District 9. Neill Blomkamp. 2009.

District 9 chirashi. Front.

The Wind Rises. Hayao Miyazaki. 2013.

The Wind Rises chirashi. Front.

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. Isao Takahata. 2013

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya chirashi. Front.

The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya 2013 double feature chirashi.

The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya double feature chirashi.

La Belle et la Bête / Beauty and the Beast. Christophe Gans. 2014.

La Belle et la Bête / Beauty and the Beast chirash. Front and back.

La Vie d’Adèle / Blue is the Warmest Colour. Abdellatif Kechiche. 2013.

La Vie d’Adèle / Blue is the Warmest Colour chirashi. Front and back.

Kill Bill: Volume 2. Quentin Tarantino. 2004.

Kill Bill Vol 2

The Green Hornet. TV series (1966/67). DVD and VHS chirashi.

Green Hornet TV series DVD and VHS chirashi. Front and back.

Ascenseur pour L’échafaud / Elevator to the Gallows. Louis Malle. 1958.

Ascenseur pour L’echafaud chirashi. Front and back.

Killing Zoe. Roger Avary. 1994.

Killing Zoe chirashi. Front.

The X-Files: I Want to Believe. Chris Carter. 2008.

The X-Files: I Want to Believe chirashi. Front.

Chirashi: Blade Runner, Watchmen, 300, Atomic Blonde, Elle

Latest additions to the Japanese chirashi run.

Blade Runner The Final Cut

300

Watchmen

Atomic Blonde

Elle