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Monday, February 12
MAZINGER Z: INFINITY (Subtitled)
: Ten years ago, young hero Koji Kabuto piloted the legendary super robot “Mazinger Z” in a struggle to save all of humanity. Now Koji has left the pilot seat behind to become a scientist. But an unexpected encounter deep under Mt. Fuji triggers a new threat to mankind and Koji and Mazinger Z face a choice between good and evil. Select Movie Theaters Around Los Angeles. 7:00 pm.
Wednesday, February 14
NEKO NINJA (Subtitled)
: A rogue ninja takes travels with an overweight, golden-haired and red-nosed cat he believes is the feline form of his long-disappeared and legendary ninja father. The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, Los Angeles. 7:00 pm. Free.
Thursday, February 15
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO and KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE in 35mm (Subtitled)
: Hayao Miyazaki Double Feature! The beloved MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO tells the story of young sisters who move near a vast forest where they encounter Totoro, a giant, lumbering, bunny-esque creature. KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE is the story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood. 7:30 pm. $12.
Japanese American National Museum – Free Day
: The Japanese American National Museum is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry. Free general admission every third Thursday of the month. Japanese American National Museum, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. 12:00 pm. Free.
Friday, February 16
HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (Subtitled) in 35mm
: Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. Aero Theatre, Santa Monica. 7:30 pm. $12.
MIND GAME (Subtitled)- Midnight Show
: Buckle in and prepare to surrender yourself to an exhilarating and wildly entertaining ride. Mind Game is a psychedelic explosion of unconstrained animated expression—gloriously colorful images ricochet in a cacophony of rapid fire associations that mimic the thought process, like writer/director Masaaki Yuasa’s brain splattered onto the screen in all its goopy glory. Landmark’s Nuart Theatre, West Los Angeles. 11:55 pm. $12.
Saturday, February 17
2018 Los Angeles Day of Remembrance
: The 76th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 and the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, the legislation that provided a formal apology from the US government and monetary reparations to Japanese Americans during World War II. Featured speakers will include Alan Nishio, community activist and founding member of National Coalition for Redress/Reparations (now Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress). Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles. 2:00 pm.
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (Dubbed) in 35mm
: A family matinee screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated classic in 35mm. Part of the Studio Ghibli Series. Aero Theatre, Santa Monica. 3:00 pm. $12.
Kazan Taiko at USC Pacific Asia Museum
: USC Kazan Taiko will perform at the newly-reopened USC Pacific Asia Museum for their annual Lunar New Year festival! Free admission to the galleries, performances, art-making workshops and more. USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena. 11:00 am. Free.
Sunday, February 18
SPIRITED AWAY (Subtitled) in 35mm
: Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece was the biggest box office hit of all time in Japan and helped redefine the possibilities of animation. Part of the Studio Ghibli series. Aero Theatre, Santa Monica. 7:30 pm. $12.
Idol Rock Duo Roli Angels Live at Sakura Bomb
: Roli Angels live at ‘Sakura Bomb’ anime rock showcase, featuring the idol rock duo from Japan, and Stephanie Yanez, Plasmic, and Midnight Shinigami! With a special live performance from Arcane Maid Cafe. Desu-Nation, Temple City. 8:00 pm. $10.
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February 21 – April 1: Allegiance Starring George Takei: Aratani Theatre at the JACCC. $25.
February 23: Lecture: J-Pop Music Theory: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles. Free.
February 24: Japanese Adult Conversation Class – Spring 2018: San Fernando Valley Japanese Language Institute. $280.
February 24: Bonsai-a-Thon: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. $29.
February 25: Japanese Papermaking: Best Made Company. $50.
March 2: OH, LUCY! (Subtitled): Select Movie Theaters Around Los Angeles.
March 2: Japanese Food Festival: InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. $50.
March 3: Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) at JACCC: Japanese American Cultural & Community Center – JACCC. $30.