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L.A.'s Japanese American Museum to Show Early Anime

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Museum to show some of the oldest Japanese anime in July, August

The Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles will screen anime from the 1920s, '30s, and '40s on four nights in July and August. The first screening in the series takes place on Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m. and will have some of the earliest known anime titles such as "Mighty Taro's Reckless Training" (1928), "The Black Cat" (1929), and "The National Anthem Kimigayo" (1931).

The remaining showings will also be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays — July 28, August 4, and August 25. Each night, about a dozen short anime films will be shown in rough chronological order extending from the 1920s to 1950.

This film series is part of the Tateuchi Public Program Series, organized between the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation and the Japanese American National Museum. As part of this program, screenings in the Summer Classic Anime Film Series program will be free for Museum members and free with admission for non-members. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Museum at 213-625-0414.

Complete movie listings and additional information are available through the Japanese American National Museum's website. The screenings run alongside with the museum's Year of the Rabbit: Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo exhibition. The museum encourages donations from the attendees.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

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