Explore 2.5D Musicals with Japan Foundation, New York

Anime Takes the Stage: The Rise of 2.5-Dimensional Musicals and Beyond Tuesday, March 30 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. EDT Live on YouTube Admission: Free What is a 2.5-Dimensional (2.5D) musical? It is a stage adaptation from two-dimensional media such as anime, manga, and video games. This new genre of Japanese pop culture has gained remarkable popularity in Japan since the debut of Musical: … Continue reading Explore 2.5D Musicals with Japan Foundation, New York

JFNY Continues Series on Japanese Pop Culture

The Power of Music in Anime Thursday, November 19 from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Live Stream on YouTube Admission: Free The Japan Foundation, New York’s monthly online series delving into Japanese pop culture from academic and professional perspectives continues! For the third session, three musicologists in U.S. academia will unravel the power of music in anime. You may love anime soundtracks as much as … Continue reading JFNY Continues Series on Japanese Pop Culture

Analyzing Iconic Anime

Through a Glass Darkly: Identity Crises in Ghost in the Shell and Evangelion Tuesday, October 20 from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Live Stream on YouTube Admission: Free The Japan Foundation, New York launched a monthly online series delving into Japanese pop culture from academic and professional perspectives! For their second session, they will analyze two of the most iconic anime: Ghost in the Shell and Neon Genesis Evangelion, both … Continue reading Analyzing Iconic Anime

Masaaki Yuasa’s “Ride Your Wave” to Premiere in NYC

Ride Your Wave Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. Various Theaters (See list below) Admission: $20 From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa (The Night is Short, Walk on Girl; Devilman Crybaby) comes a deeply emotional new film that applies his trademark visual ingenuity to a tale of romance, grief and self-discovery. GKIDS, a New York-based American film distributor, presents Ride Your Wave in this special one-night-only … Continue reading Masaaki Yuasa’s “Ride Your Wave” to Premiere in NYC
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Kyoto Animation Fundraiser

Kyoto Animation Fundraiser Hosted by Yuzuru of A Silent Voice Friday, August 23 from 6:30 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Madame X – 94 W. Houston Street (between Thompson Street and LaGuardia Place) Admission: $14.99 in advance/$25 at the door On July 18 an arsonist set fire to the three-story building housing Kyoto Animation, an animation production company, killing 35 people, including anime director Yasuhiro Takemoto, … Continue reading Kyoto Animation Fundraiser