Monday, September 23 – Sunday, September 29
: Cornelius is the brainchild of Japanese multi-instrumentalist Keigo Oyamada and is recognized for his cut and paste style reminiscent of American counterparts Beck and The Beastie Boys. Echoplex | Echo Park | $28 | Get tickets
: Free screening of the 1954 cult classic, the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. The Japan Foundation LA | Miracle Mile | Free
Tokyo 2020 “ARIGATO” Host Town Initiative Panel Discussion & Reception
: The Secretariat of the Headquarters for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will introduce the “ARIGATO” Host Town Initiative, established in 2017 to promote international exchange. Special guests include baseball legend Hisanori Takahashi, and Mary Zunick, Cultural Affairs Manager of Visit Hot Springs. Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | Free | Get tickets
FIRST LOVE [Subtitled]
: Prolific action auteur Takashi Miike (Blade of the Immortal, 13 Assassins, Ichi the Killer, Audition) returns with one of his most fun and action-packed films, marked by high-energy mayhem and breakneck pacing. Landmark’s Nuart Theatre | West Los Angeles | Varies | Get tickets
VAMPIRE HUNTER D [Subtitled]
: Driven by the art of acclaimed designer Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy I through VI, Neil Gaiman’s Hugo-nominated Sandman – The Dream Hunters), this is the epic animated fantasy that spawned multiple sequels and helped launch the anime revolution. Landmark’s Nuart Theatre | West Los Angeles | $12 | Get tickets
THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY [Dubbed]
: In a secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, little people called Borrowers live out of sight of humans. But when brave and tiny Arrietty is out gathering supplies, she is discovered by a human boy, and they begin to form a friendship that blossoms into an extraordinary adventure. Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Varies | Get tickets
: From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. James R Armstrong Theatre | Torrance | Free
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