Monday, February 12, 2018

Anime Coming To Theaters: Mind Game, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical, Studio Ghibli in 35mm & Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie

MIND GAME - Midnight in Japanese w/ English Subtitles
Friday, February 16 at 11:55 PM
Landmark's Nuart Theatre
11272 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025
Buckle in and prepare to surrender yourself to an exhilarating and wildly entertaining ride. Cult classic Mind Game is an explosion of unconstrained expression – gloriously colorful mages ricochet in rapid fire associations, like Masaaki Yuasa’s brain splattered onto the screen in all its goopy glory. Audiences will begin to grasp what they are in for early on as loser Nishi, too wimpy to try to save his childhood sweetheart from gangsters, is shot in  the butt by a soccer-playing psychopath, projecting Nishi into the afterlife. In this limbo, God – shown as a series of rapidly changing characters – tells him to walk toward the light. But Nishi runs like hell in the other direction and returns to Earth a changed man, driven to live each moment to the fullest.
Studio Ghibli in 35mm
Thu, Feb 15, 2018 - Sun, Feb 25, 2018
Egyptian and
Aero Theatres
Hollywood & Santa Monica 

"Seven years after we first brought these anime favorites to our theaters, their assorted heroes, heroines and mystical creatures continue to weave their spell. Join us for some of Studio Ghibli’s greatest masterpieces presented on 35mm, including SPIRITED AWAY, PRINCESS MONONOKE, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, PORCO ROSSO, WHISPER OF THE HEART and KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE."

Initial D Legend Trilogy
Initial date Feb 23, but later dates as of writing this
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A famous street racing anime that has three films underneath its belt.
Feb 24 dubbed, Feb 26 subbed
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"Back by popular demand, Fathom and GKIDS are proud to present the debut film from Studio Ponoc, by Academy Award®-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who directed Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty, and was an animator on classic masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo and others. Based on the 1971 young adult novel The Little Broomstick, which was an inspiration for the Harry Potter stories, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an all-ages action fantasy adventure that hearkens back to some of the most beloved animated films of all time, full of ingenious characters, jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to figure her place in the world."
March 11,12 dubbed 
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The digitally remastered version of the 2004 anime box office hit Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie is back in theaters for a limited two day event!
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical
Saturday, 3/10 at 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 8:00 PM
Sunday, 3/11 at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 3/14 at 7:30 PM

The Downtown Independent
251 S Main St, Los Angeles, California 90012
Japanese with English Subtitles
*Presented with new cinema-exclusive behind the scenes show and cast interviews!
Synopsis: Usagi has come to the airport to see Mamoru off as he heads to the US to study abroad, but someone shatters Mamoru's body to pieces. In shock, Usagi loses her memory and collapses, but a member of the super idol group the Three Lights is there to catch her. That day, the Three Lights were to star in a music festival. Usagi and friends were planning to perform as well, but a new enemy arrives. Calling themselves theShadow Galactica," these enemies are Sailor Guardians aiming to steal Sailor Crystals! At the same time, a mysterious young girl named Chibi Chibi and a new group of Sailor Guardians, the Sailor Starlights, also appears, and a battle of an unprecedented scale begins. Sailor Guardians versus Sailor Guardians! Sailor Moons final battle for the future of the galaxy is at stake and it starts now!