D.C.'s Japanese Embassy, Smithsonian to Show Free Anime (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
One Piece, Jungle Emperor, Atagoal, 5cm, Appleseed sequel in next 2 weeks

Five anime films will be shown for free at the Japanese Embassy and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. over the next two weeks. The Japan Information and Culture Center of the Embassy of Japan and DC Anime Club will screen Takahiro Imamura's One Piece: The Desert Princess and The Pirates: Adventure in Alabasta in the Galleria at Lafayette Centre III on March 27 at 6:30 p.m. The center will also screen Shinobu Yaguchi's live-action Swing Girls comedy film on March 26. Both English-subtitled films are free but require reservation.

The Smithsonian Institution's Freer Gallery of Art will screen Hayashi Shigeyuki's film adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Jungle Emperor Leo manga, Mizuho Nishikubo's Atagoal: Cat's Magical Forest, Makoto Shinkai's 5 Centimeters per Second, and Shinji Aramaki's Appleseed: Ex Machina on April 5 as part of the Cherry Blossom Anime Marathon. (The National Cherry Blossom Festival will run in Washington, D.C. from March 29 to April 13.) The Jungle Emperor Leo screening will be English-dubbed, while the others will be English-subtitled. Free tickets for all four films will be distributed on April 5, starting at 10:30 a.m.

Thank you to iggentleman for the news tip.

Update: The Freer showings are presented in conjunction with the Japan Information and Cultural Center and Otakorp, Inc. Thanks, jvowles.

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