The annual 2011 Japan Anime Weekend supported by the Embassy of Japan and hosted is by the Chester Beatty Library is kicking off on the 13th and 14th of August. Director Jimmy Murakami (The Snowman, When The Wind Blows) is the guest of honour and will be giving the opening lecture to the festival.
The screenings of the films for the festival are on a first come, first served basis. Apart from Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, Panda! Go Panda! and Sherlock Hound, all the other films are rated for 18+.
11.00: Opening by Mr. Jimmy Murakami – screening of two short films
12.30: Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva – suitable for children
14.10: Cosplay session
15.00: Eden of the East (Episodes 1-2) – 18 yrs +
16.00: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episodes1-2) – 18 yrs +
17.00: Gurren Lagann (Episodes 1-2) – 18 yrs +
18.00: Ouran High Host Club (Episodes 1-2) – 18 yrs+
Sunday 14 August 2011
13.00: Panda! Go Panda! – suitable for children
14.10: Sherlock Hound (English) (Episodes 1-2) – suitable for children
15.00: Escaflowne (Episodes 1-2) – 18 yrs +
16.00: Soul Eater (Episodes 1-2) 18yrs +
I doubt I’ll tag along to this but it’s worth taking along a brood of little ones to indoctrinate.
You can find out more at the Japanese Embassy website.