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Anime Festival to hit Toronto

posted on 2000-09-18 01:37 EDT

As part of the upcoming Access Japan festival, Toronto will play host to a Japanese Animation Film Festival running from September 23rd to October 15th.

Several hours of Anime will be shown every Saturday and Sunday at the Royal Ontario Museum in downtown Toronto. Titles include Memory, Astro Boy, Ghost in the Shell and Princess Mononoke as well as many less known films. The entire list of films and their schedule is available at the festival's website.

Access Japan is a six week "immense celebration of Japanese culture" organised and hoasted by various Japanese and Japanese Canadian institutions in Ontario and chaired by the Consulate General of Japan in Toronto.

Both traditional and contemporary Japan, including its culture, arts, society, festivals, economy and business, will be showcased during this event which will feature performances, exhibits, workshops, seminars, social events and of course the animeation festival.


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