The Los Angeles Anime Film Festival (LA-AFF) kicks off Friday, September 15 -17, 2017 at the Regal L.A. LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles celebrating 100 years of Anime Films!
During opening night (9/15) the highly anticipated prequel film to the popular anime series No Game No Life Zero will premiere, commencing the enthralling festival that will feature the English dubbed version. And, to mark the momentous centennial anniversary of anime films LA-AFF will screen one of the first Japanese animated short films created in 1917 called Namakura Katana by Junichi Kouichi!
In addition to the exciting lineup of films that include a plethora of Award Winners, there will be the release of the first ever North American Premiere of King of Prism by PrettyRhythm. One of the key features that led to the film's major success was the unique "cheering screening style" that allowed the audience to engage with the movie similar to how they would during a live music event by bringing their own glow sticks and cheering the characters during the presentation.
Closing Sunday's finale, Katsuhiro Otomo's timeless cyberpunk masterpiece AKIRA will conclude LA-AFF's festivities.
The festival will feature a full list of events in addition to the film screenings including an opening night red carpet gala and Q&A sessions with directors, voice actors, and film creators to further excite festival-goers.
LA-AFF's goal is to promote the appreciation of anime films abroad and to present a place where people can enjoy anime films with full quality of image, music and acoustics as well as gives people a chance to get to know the world of anime like never before!
Full list of films:
Opening Gala Screening - Friday, September 15
No Game No Life Zero, dir. Atsuko Ishizuka, Japan, 2017
*North American Premiere
Namakura Gatana (Special Presentation)
Closing Film - Sunday, September 17
Akira, dir. Katsuhiro Otomo, Japan, 1988
009 Re:Cyborg 3D, dir. Kenji Kamiyama, Japan, 2012
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, dir. Tatsuyuki Nagai, Japan 2013
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, dir. Shinichirō Watanabe, Hiroyuki Okiura, Yoshiyuki Takei, Japan, 2001
Ghost in the Shell, dir. Mamoru Oshii, Japan, 1995
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, dir. Mamoru Oshii, Japan, 2004 (35mm)
Kiki's Delivery Service, dir. Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 1989
King of Prism by PrettyRhythm dir. Masakazu Hishida, Japan, 2016
*North American Premiere
Love Live! The School Idol Movie, dir. Takahiko Kyogoku, Japan, 2015
Metropolis, dir. Rintaro, Japan, 2001
Miss Hokusai, dir. Keiichi Hara, Japan, 2015
My Neighbor Totoro, dir. Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 1988
Paprika, dir. Satoshi Kon, Japan, 2006 (35mm)
Pigtails, dir. Yoshimi Itazu, Japan, 2015
Porco Rosso, dir. Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 1992
Red Turtle, dir. Michaël Dudok de Wit, France/Belgium/Japan, 2016
Summer Wars, dir. Mamoru Hosoda, Japan, 2009
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