Charleston Music Hall Presents:
2nd Annual Anime Film Fest
My Neighbor Totoro, Grave of Fireflies, Your Name, Akira
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403
Doors 11:00 AM / Show 12:00 PM
2nd Annual Anime Film Fest
After a very successful first year event back in June, we are thrilled to present our 2nd Annual Anime Film Festival on Saturday, March 2nd! This fest will be an all-day event starting at 11AM and going until 9PM. We will be screening My Neighbor Totoro, Grave of Fireflies, Your Name, and Akira (all films will be English Dubbed versions). Our good friends from Ice Bing will be serving up some delicious food and treats in the lobby (Iced Coffees with Totoro designs on the foam – yes please!). We are flying in a special projector to be able to play the films in the highest quality possible. Admission to each film will be $12 or you can buy a 4 film pass for only $40 (complimentary specialty poster included). Captain’s Comics will be selling comic books and specialty items along with other vendors in the upstairs lobby. We encourage everyone to dress up in their favorite super hero / anime / manga / cosplay outfits. Many thanks to Charleston City Paper for their continued support in this event.
My Neighbor Totoro
This acclaimed animated tale by director Hayao Miyazaki follows schoolgirl Satsuke and her younger sister, Mei, as they settle into an old country house with their father and wait for their mother to recover from an illness in an area hospital. As the sisters explore their new home, they encounter and befriend playful spirits in their house and the nearby forest, most notably the massive cuddly creature known as Totoro.
Grave of Fireflies
A devastating meditation on the human cost of war, this animated tale follows Seita (Tsutomu Tatsumi), a teenager charged with the care of his younger sister, Setsuko (Ayano Shiraishi), after an American firebombing during World War II separates the two children from their parents. Their tale of survival is as heartbreaking as it is true to life. The siblings rely completely on each other and struggle against all odds to stay together and stay alive.
A teenage boy and girl embark on a quest to meet each other for the first time after they magically swap bodies.
This film received widespread acclaim from critics, who praised the film for its animation and emotional impact, and was also a major commercial success, becoming the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time in Japan. The film won the 49th Sitges Film Festival, 2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, and 71st Mainichi Film Awards for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as receiving a nomination for the 40th Japan Academy Prize for the Best Animation of the Year.
In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after the nuking of the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo's supernatural powers suddenly manifest. A final battle is fought in Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment's secrets.
$12 – Per Film | $40 – 4 Film Pass (Complimentary Specialty Poster Included)
My Neighbor Totoro – 12:00PM
Grave of Fireflies – 2:30PM
Your Name – 4:30PM
Akira – 7:00PM