Date: Mon. July 8, 2013 - Sat. July 27, 2013.
Location: Various Venues (VIew Listing) - Toronto
A free screening and lecture series
The Japan Foundation, Toronto, in cooperation with the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI), is proud to present a free series of classic anime film screenings and lectures on Japanese animation and pop culture.
To complement the screenings, lectures will be held at the Japan Foundation, Toronto by leading scholars in the field of anime and Japanese pop culture studies.
All movies will be shown on 35mm film in Japanese with English subtitles.
|Monday, July 8, 6:30 pm||Lecture||Anime Fandom and Otaku Culture||JFT|
|Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 pm||Screening||Arcadia of My Youth||Innis Town Hall|
|Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 pm||Screening||Chibi Maruko-chan||Innis Town Hall|
|Monday, July 22, 6:30 pm||Lecture||Anime and the Media Mix||JFT|
|Tuesday, July 23, 6:30 pm||Screening||7 Short Films by Koji Yamamura||Innis Town Hall|
|Tuesday, July 23, 8 pm||Screening||The Girl Who Leapt through Time||Innis Town Hall|
|Saturday, July 27, 9:15 pm||TAAFI Screening||Galaxy Express 999||TIFF Bell Lightbox|
Anime Fandom and Otaku Culture
Dr. Sandra Annett, Wilfred Laurier University
Monday, July 8, 6:30 pm (doors open 6 pm)
The Japan Foundation, Toronto, 131 Bloor St. W.
Space captain Harlock, the latest in a family of proud aerial warriors, begins his journey to free the oppressed Earth from the despotic Illumidas Command in this anime adaptation of the classic manga by Leiji Matsumoto.
1982/128 min/Directed by Tomoharu Katsumata
Sakura Momoko, who is often referred to as “Chibi Maruko-chan” because of her small size, is a third grade student who lives together with her parents, grandparents and her older sister. At school, her rowdy classmates ÅŒno and Sugiyama have been best friends for as long as anyone can remember. But after a fight during the sports festival, the two boys begin giving each other the cold shoulder, much to the surprise of Maruko and the rest of her class. What’s worse, ÅŒno is transferring schools. The two best friends must reconcile before it’s too late, and Maruko is eager to help.
1990/94 min/Directed by Tsutomu Shibayama
Perspektivenbox (1990, 4 min.), A House (1993/5 min.), Imagination(1993, 5 min), The Sandwiches (1993, 5 min.), Kid’s Castle (1995, 5 min.), Your Choice! (1999, 10 min.), Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor(2007, 21 min)
1990-2007/55 min./Directed by Koji Yamamura
A teenage girl who finds that she has the ability to leap through time tries to use her new power to her advantage, but soon finds that tampering with time can lead to some unexpected results.
2007/98 min./Directed by Mamoru Hosoda
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Special TAAFI screening:
Galaxy Express 999
Saturday, July 27, 9:15 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox
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In this tale of good struggling to overcome evil, a lone boy takes on a cosmos that has been conquered by cyborgs, mechanical beings that totally control humans. Orphan Tetsuro Hoshino lives in a slum in the shadow of the super megalopolis built by the Cyborgs. In the center of the megalopolis is the landing area for the Galaxy Express 999. Accompanied by a mysterious woman named Maitre, Tetsuro boards the Galaxy Express 999 and sets out on a journey to Andromeda, where he can obtain eternal life. Then he will seek out the hated Count Cyborg and take revenge.
1979/128 min./Directed by Rintaro