California's AM2 to Show Madhouse's Mai Mai Miracle

posted on 2011-05-31 11:30 EDT by Gia Manry
Award-winning 2009 anime film screens for paid attendees

The Japanese pop culture convention AM2 announced on Tuesday that it will show the 2009 anime film Mai Mai Miracle at its July 1-3 event at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. Although entrance to the convention is free, only those who purchase a "passport" (which provides priority access to events and other extras) will be able to attend the screening. Passports range in price from US$25.00 to US$50.00 depending on when they are purchased and for which day(s) of the convention.

AM2 has not revealed which day the Mai Mai Miracle screening will take place. It will be the film's first in the United States outside of New York City, where the New York International Children's Film Festival screened it alongside two other anime titles last year. The film also screened in Canada at the Fan Expo's Anime Film Fest.

The Japanese anime studio Madhouse created the 2009 film based on author Nobuko Takagi's novel Mai Mai Miracle (Mai Mai Shinko to Sennen no Maho). The story revolves around around two young girls living in Japan in the year 1955. Nine-year-old Shinko has an ancient family connection to a thousand-year-old province known as Suo. Shinko joins Kiiko, a new transfer student from her school, on a magical adventure.

The movie won an Excellence Prize at the 14th Media Arts Festival Awards in 2010, as well as at France's Festival Ciné Junior and Belgium's Brussels Animation Film Festival (also known as Anima).

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