Japanese Chirashi are small double-sided movie posters handed out at theatres to advertise upcoming movies. The following is a near-complete set of the Star Wars original trilogy set. To date, and as far as I’m aware, there are two ROTJ teaser variations I need along with a ROTJ theater variation. The variations are fairly minor and involve certain text colour changes and theatre information. If I can get these final three I’ll add them here. For now, here are the eight I own. Images are shown featuring the front and reverse side by side. Click to make bigger and feel the force!
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.
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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. As well as the standard double-sided format, some Chirashi are more elaborate – opening up as gate-fold, tri-fold or quad-fold posters. Other deluxe features can include thicker card stock, metallic print, UV overlay, Mylar print, and die-cutting.