2010 Fan Expo Canada: Presented by Rogers Announces Inaugural Fan Expo Anime Film Festival

Toronto, ON (August 20, 2010)Fan Expo Canada™: Presented by Rogers, the country's largest combined gaming, horror, comic, science fiction and anime event, today announced in partnership with AMC Independent, the first ever Fan Expo Anime Film Festival.

Exclusively during Fan Expo 2010 weekend (Aug. 27-29), Fan Expo Canada and AMC Independent team up for a special showing of three of Japan's finest anime films at AMC Yonge & Dundas 24. Each film was obtained directly from Japan in full digital transfer, and is suitable for the whole family. The films will be shown with subtitles while preserving the original spoken language in each.

Fan Expo Film Festival films:

Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror - Japanese Language, English Subtitles Haruka is an ordinary teenager. Her mother left this world when she was only a little child and her father has been looking after her ever since. One day, in a shrine yard, Haruka spots a strange creature resembling a fox, carrying a toy plane. But as she goes after the funny animal, she finds herself on... Oblivion Island! This is an amazing place entirely made of memorabilia from the human world. Will Haruka find her long lost memories and make up with them? Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv3EDAySlZU

Tokyo Marble Chocolate - Japanese Language, English Subtitles Serious and generous, but a bit shy, Yudai has been unsuccessful with the opposite sex. Chizuru is an energetic and cheerful girl, but when it comes to boyfriends, she's been unlucky and clumsy, and never had a steady relationship. Chizuru loves animals and Yudai plans to give her a rabbit in a box, but it turns out to be... a mini donkey?! As the funny creature escapes, Chizuru goes after it and Yudai loses sight of them both. What answer will the two youngsters find while separated from each other? Trailer (not subtitled): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tc3wlEXGgE

Mai Mai Miracle - Japanese Language, English Subtitles The work of a former assistant director to the great Hayao Miyazaki, this lovely tale of friendship and imagination will entrance children and adults alike. Inspired by her grandfather's stories, young Shinko embarks on wild flights of fancy about the history of the little town she lives in. But dreams can't fend off the realities of growing up. Trailer (not subtitled): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhCGMcTvix0

WHAT:

Fan Expo Anime Film Festival

Three of Japan's finest films in full digital transfer, shown exclusively in Toronto during Fan Expo weekend.

WHEN:

Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror Friday, Aug. 27 – 1:00 PM Sunday, Aug. 29 – 2:00 PM Admission: $15

Tokyo Marble Chocolate Friday, Aug. 27 – 3:15 PM Sunday, Aug. 29 – 4:15 PM Admission: $15

Mai Mai Miracle Friday, Aug. 27 – 4:45 PM Sunday, Aug. 29 – 5:45 PM Admission: $15

WHERE:

AMC© Yonge & Dundas 24

Toronto Life Square, 10 Dundas St. East, Toronto

FOR TICKETS: visit http://www.movietickets.com, or at the AMC Yonge & Dundas Box Office.

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