This Week in LA: MY HERO ACADEMIA: HEROES RISING, Japanese Conversation Cafe, and More!

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Tuesday, February 25

Japanese Conversation Cafe: Get together and enjoy coffee and tea while you chat with native Japanese speakers. All levels welcome! Japanese language experience is not necessary. The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles | Miracle Mile | Free
LOVE LIVE! SERIES 9TH ANNIVERSARY LOVE LIVE! FEST: Captured live from Saitama Super Arena (Stadium Mode) in Saitama, Japan, Love Live! Series 9th Anniversary LOVE LIVE! FEST will feature not only “Aqours” from “Love Live! Sunshine!!” and “Nijigasaki High School Idol Club” from the newest game, but also “μ’s” from “Love Live!” Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Varies

Wednesday, February 26

MY HERO ACADEMIA: HEROES RISING: The number one hero anime is back in theaters for a battle beyond anything fans have ever seen. Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Varies | Ends March 5
KILLING [Subtitled]: Questions about life and death are brought into the open through ronin earnestly living in a farming village during the turbulent times of the late Edo period. The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles | Miracle Mile | Free

Saturday, February 29

Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot’s WWII Story: Author Marc Nobleman discusses his book about the Japanese pilot who launched a seaplane off a submarine—via catapult—and hit the woods outside the town of Brookings, Oregon. Followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | Free with museum admission ($16)

Sunday, March 1

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UGETSU [Subtitled]: One of the most poignant evocations of the illusory nature of worldly desires and missed opportunities and one of the most haunting depictions of the supernatural ever committed to celluloid. | $12


RIDE YOUR WAVE [Subtitled]: Laemmle Glendale | Glendale | Varies | Ends February 27
Exhibit: Japanese Embroidery by Shizuka Kusano: The Japan Foundation LA | Miracle Mile | Free | Ends March 21
Under a Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb: Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | $16 | Ends June 7
“METAZEALOT” a Solo Exhibition by snipe1: Avenue des Arts | Los Angeles | Ends June 29
Transcendients: Heroes at Borders: Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | $16 (Museum admission) | Ends March 29


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Note: Some sold out events omitted. Some events sell out after publication.