100 Years of Anime Honored at LA Anime Film Festival

100 years of anime

Fun factoid – Anime turns 100 years old this year!

On September 15th, the Regal L.A. LIVE theater in Los Angeles honors this momentous occasion by hosting a three day event, the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival (LA-AFF). The theater will premier a new anime and pay homage to several classics that helped make anime mainstream. If you’re a fan of the classics, you’ll want to check this event out.

Here’s the complete showing lineup:

Friday

  • PREMIER: No Game, No Life (dub) @ 6:30 pm

Saturday

  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (sub) @ 10:30 am
  • King of Prism by Pretty Rhythm (sub) @ 1:30 pm
  • 009 RE:CYBORG 3D (sub) @  1:30 pm
  • Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (sub) @ 4:00 pm
  • No Game, No Life (sub) @ 7:00 pm
  • Ghost in the Shell (sub) @ 8:15 pm
  • Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (sub) @ 10:00 pm

Sunday

  • Summer Wars (dub) @ 10:30 am
  • My Neighbor Totoro (dub) @ 10:30 am
  • Metropolis (sub) @ 12:45 pm
  • Love Live! The School Idol Movie (sub) @ 1:00 pm
  • Red Turtle (sub) @ 3:15 pm
  • Porco Rosso (dub) @ 5:00 pm
  • Anohana The Movie: The Flower We Saw That Day (sub) @ 5:15 pm
  • DOUBLE FEATURE: Pigtails & Miss Hokusai (sub) @ 7:15 pm
  • Paprika (sub) @ 7:45 pm
  • Akira (dub) @ 10:00 pm
  • Akira (sub) @ 10:00 pm

That’s a full weekend, but totally binge-worthy!

Some showtimes overlap, so tickets are sold for individual showings, not for the whole weekend. You’ll have to play favorites and schedule accordingly.

What’s interesting is that LA-AFF isn’t associated with the L.A. LIVE Theater; they’re an independent organization. That means they’re planning on doing additional anime-showing events all over the greater LA area. Awesome if you live in the area.

The event runs from September 15th – 17th and tickets are available now. Head on over to their Eventbrite page and grab your tickets before before they sell out.

Bare minimum, check out the premier of No Game, No Life, then come back for Ghost in the Shell and Akira. Maybe sneak in a few of your favorites. I can never say no to Cowboy Bebop or anything Miyazaki!

Which movies are on your bucket list? Shout out in the comments.


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