Oblivion Island, Tokyo Marble Chocolate, Mai Mai Miracle to Run in Toronto
posted on by Jacob Browning
The AMC Entertainment movie theater chain has announced the three anime films that it will screen in Toronto in late August as part of its AMC Independent's Fan Expo Anime Film Festival. The films are Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror, Tokyo Marble Chocolate, and Mai Mai Miracle. The films will be shown with subtitles on August 27 and August 29 in the AMCYonge and Dundas24 theaters. Both Oblivion Island and Mai Mai Miracle won awards in July at the Montreal Fantasia Film Festival.
Shinsuke Sato's Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror centers around Haruka, a single daughter living with an emotional distant father. One day at a local shrine, she encounters a small magical creature that takes her to the land of forgotten items. Here, she finds memorabilia from her childhood and the Baron, the ruler of Oblivion Island who has been watching her.
Naoyoshi Shiotani's Tokyo Marble Chocolate focuses on a young couple, a generous yet shy Yudai, and an energetic but clumsy Chizuru. When Yudai plans to give Chizuru a rabbit in a box, it turns out to be a mini donkey. The odd creature escapes, and Chizuru chases it while Yudai loses them both. In their separation, they will find important answers to their lives.
Sunao Katabuchi's Mai Mai Miracle is set in 1955 in southwestern Japan and focuses on two children named Shinko and Kiiko. Shinko has an ancient family connection to an important figure who lived a thousand years ago. Together, Shinko and Kiiko go on a magical journey to discover the history of their town.
Images © 2009 Fuji Television Network / Production I.G / Dentsu / Pony Canyon
© 2007 Production I.G/Tokyo Marble Chocolate Production Committee
© 2009 Nobuko Takagi/Magazine House/"Maimaishinko" Film Committee