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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Opens in Seattle Tomorrow; Four New Cities Added During September-November

August 28, 2008 (Cypress, CA) – Bandai Entertainment, INC. and Kadokawa Pictures USA sent out a reminder today that THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME will open theatrically tomorrow in Seattle at the Varsity Landmark Theater August 29-September 4th.

The Landmark is located at 4329 University Way N.E. Seattle, WA 98105. Visit http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/Seattle/VarsityTheatre.htm for more information.


September 13-14, New York the film returns to New York as part of the Best of New York International Children's Film Festival. The film will play at the IFC Center. Visit http://www.gkids.tv/intheaters.cfm for more information and to purchase tickets. (English language version)

September 19, San Francisco. The Center for Asian American Media co-presents a free outdoor screening of the film will take place at 8pm at the Peace Plaza in Japantown Post Street at Buchanan Street. Visit http://www.asianamericanmedia.org/ for more information. This is a FREE screening as part of the Cinema Under the Stars series (Japanese language version w/English subtitles)

October 6, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. The film will play at 8:00pm in the Griffith Film Theater, in the Bryan Center on Duke University's West Campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Visit http://fvd.aas.duke.edu/screensociety/schedule.php#Oct6 for more information. (Japanese language version w/English subttiles)

November 24, 26, 28, 29, Philadelphia area premiere! The film will play at The Colonial Theater, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA. Visit http://www.thecolonialtheatre.com/category/events/childrens/ for more information. (Japanese language version w/English subtitles)

Look for more screenings to be announced soon!

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (also known as TokiKake) was directed by Mamoru Hosoda with original character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion) and features animation from Studio Madhouse. A continuation of the novel The Little Girl Who Conquered Time by Tsutsui Yasutaka, the film centers on a high school girl, Makoto, who gains the power to go backward in time after a near- death accident at a train crossing. Since its release, the film has received great critical accolades and international awards including the “Best Animated Film” at the thirty-ninth Sitges International Film Festival, “Animation Grand Award” at the sixty-first Mainichi Film Awards, “Animation of the Year” at the thirtieth Japan Academy Prize, and received “Animation of the Year” at the Tokyo International Anime Fair.

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About Bandai Entertainment, INC.
Bandai Entertainment, INC. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North America. Titles include The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Gundam Seed Destiny, My Hime, and many more.

About Kadokawa Pictures USA
Kadokawa Pictures USA (KPUSA) the Los Angeles-based arm of the Japanese Kadokawa Group Holdings, Inc. (KGH, Inc) expands its brand of content in the growing international world of multimedia. KPUSA, remakes films and distributes its film libraries of live-action and anime from over 1700 film titles. KGH, Inc. includes Kadokawa Shoten Publishing, one of the largest publishers in Japan with over 60 year history, and Kadokawa Pictures, Japan's major production and distribution division.

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