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Los Angeles Anime Film Festival

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.

**Tickets for each screening are on sale at:

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


Festival Lineup

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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