Japanese Film Festival Los Angeles (August 18 – 19)

Japan Film Festival in Los Angeles will run on August 18 to 19 at the Japanese American National Museum and then at Orange County’s Newport Beach Higashi Honganji.

It’s an event that has been running since 2003 and it’s stated aim is to strengthen understanding of Japanese culture through screening films for Japanese and American people to watch together. It’s laudable and it highlights the power of cinema: to take us into the lives of others. As such there are many different films programmed each year and in doing research for trailer posts, I’ve stumbled upon this festival and want to support it.

The films selected are really eclectic and run the gamut from largeish commercial feature to indie titles that hit the festival circuit. If you’re in the LA area, this could be the best chance to catch these films on the big screen.

Here are the details:

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Her Father, My Lover, Hana’s Miso Soup, Eiga Youkai Watch: Enma Daioh to Itsutsu no Monogatari da Nyan!, Alice in Dreamland, Ryuichi Hirokawa Human Battlefield, Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend!!

Subete ga F ni naru the Perfect Insider Souhei and Moe

A week left until Christmas. The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme has been announced and so I’ll get a preview of that done but for Anime UK News. Here I’ll try and close out the year with reviews of films, decent ones, not zombie trash like Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies (2008). Next year sees the release of the live-action adaptation of I Am a Hero and, as I mentioned during my report on the trailer earlier this week, I’m excited about it.

Subete ga F ni naru: The Perfect Insider ended and I have to say that it has become a strong contender for my anime of the year. I’m still waiting on that final episode of One-Punch Man to see if I change my mind. Blood Blockade Battlefront was fun but I still haven’t seen the last episode of that.

What’s released this weekend?

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