Manitoba’s Largest Anime Convention!

July 21-23, 2017

RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave., Winnipeg

Programming > Showing Rooms

Showings

This year, our showing rooms will feature plenty of great anime! Check out this year’s showings and schedule below.

For the full schedule, go to the Schedule page here.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Main Programming Room

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
Friday, July 21, 6:00 – 8:45 PM, Main Programming Room
In The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kyon wakes up on December 18th, and he finds everything a bit…off. Like the strange fact that Haruhi is absent. Except she’s not just missing school, she’s missing entirely, and no one seems to remember her! Kyon is quickly finding this Haruhi-less world to be one he doesn’t want to be in. Without the help of his SOS Brigade friends, Kyon has to figure out what’s going on before it’s too late.

Kizumonogatari; Part 1: Tekketsu & Part 2: Nekketsu
Friday, July 21, 9:00– 11:15 PM, Main Programming Room
PART 1: TEKKETSU STORY

One day, Koyomi Araragi encounters the horrifying vampire, Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade A.K.A. the “King of Apparitions.” He saves the fatally wounded Kiss-shot by offering his blood at the expense of his own life as a human. Now Koyomi has to face the vampire hunters to retrieve Kiss-shot’s limbs which were taken by these hunters…

PART 2: NEKKETSU STORY

Koyomi Araragi was turned into a vampire by the legendary vampire, Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade, and he needs to revive the weakened vampire back to her complete form to return to being human again. The only way for Koyomi to achieve his goal is to fight the three vampire hunters – Dramaturgy, Episode and Guillotinecutter.

Crusher Joe The Movie
Friday, July 21, 11:15 PM – 1:30 AM, Main Programming Room
Crusher teams are hired for all kinds of reasons, and this latest job seemed easy: steal a cryogenically frozen, terminally ill woman from a gang of criminals and transport her within thirty hours to a place where her illness could be treated. Only things go sideways when an unknown effect pulls Joe’s ship out of warp, leaving him and his team adrift in space with a United Space Force battleship bearing down on them with accusations of piracy!

What’s more, their patient on ice, their payment, and their client are all missing, which leaves the team with nothing to prove their innocence. Someone set them up, and they’re not about to let that go! A tip leads the team to Lagol, a planet overrun with outlaws and bandits. It’s a dangerous place, and Joe, Alfin, Ricky, and Talos have only just scratched the surface of a conspiracy that could rip space and time apart.

Showing Room A

New Game
Friday, July 21, 1:15 – 3:15 PM, Showing Room A
Aoba Suzukaze graduates from high school and joins the Eaglejump game company. The person who made the game that Aoba loved as a grade-schooler just happens to be Aoba’s senior at the company.

Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto
Friday, July 21, 3:15 – 5:00 PM, Showing Room A
Sophisticated, suave, sublime; all words which describe the exceedingly handsome and patently perfect Sakamoto. Though it is only his first day in high school, his attractiveness, intelligence, and charm already has the girls swooning and the guys fuming with jealousy. No one seems able to derail him, as all attempts at tripping him up are quickly foiled. His sangfroid is indomitable, his wits peerless. Will any of Sakamoto’s classmates, or even teachers, be able to reach his level of excellence? Probably not, but they just might learn a thing or two trying…

Boruto: Naruto the Movie
Friday, July 21, 5:00 – 6:45 PM, Showing Room A
Boruto: Naruto the Movie takes place in the Hidden Leaf Village with Naruto as the Seventh Hokage. The Hidden Leaf Village is planning to host the Chunin Exams to train new shinobi from the village and from their allied villages. Among the entrants are Sasuke’s daughter, Sarada, Mitsuki, an exceptionally talented yet mysterious shinobi… And Boruto, Naruto’s talented but impetuous son.

Meanwhile, Sasuke who’s been on a mission in another dimension appears before Naruto to warn of a strange impending danger. Shrouded with an evil aura, Momoshiki and Kinshiki appear and attempt to assassinate Naruto. Petrified, Boruto is shielded by Naruto, only to disappear in front of Boruto’s own eyes.

Rurouni Kenshi Part 1: Origins
Friday, July 21, 6:45 – 9:15 PM, Showing Room A
Join us Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the entire saga of the Live Action Rurouni Kenshin film series. Kenshin Himura was an assassin for the Imperial side during the war that ended the Shogunate and installed the Meiji government. After killing countless people, he made a vow to never kill again. Ten years later, he finds a home at a failing dojo, only to be caught up in a string of murders related to an opium ring. His commitment to never taking a life is put to the test as the people he’s come to care about are threatened by figures from his past.

Fans of Rurouni Kenshin and the samurai genre will be awestruck by this riveting film adaption of the classic franchise!

In the wake of a brutal civil war, the legendary and feared killer Kenshin Himura throws down his sword and vows to turn his back on bloodshed. Choosing instead to live his life as a peaceful wanderer, Kenshin soon finds that the world around him is rapidly changing and not for the better.

A sadistic drug lord, Kanryu, oppresses the people, poisoning them with opium and stealing what little they have left. When this greed-driven monster threatens the beautiful kendo instructor Kaoru, Kenshin can no longer stand idly by.

Together with his street fighter comrade Sanosuke, Kenshin sets his sights on a showdown with Kanryu and his deadly henchmen. In a staggering action sequence for the ages, longtime fans will find out if Kenshin can survive his promise to face his own blade before spilling the blood of his enemies!

Death Parade
Friday, July 21, 9:15 – 11:15 PM, Showing Room A
When two people die at the same time, they’re sent to a place that’s neither heaven nor hell: a lavish bar between worlds where the stakes are high and the rules are simple: if you win you live again, if you die you’re gone for good.

Decim is the bartender charged with serving the souls who enter Quindecim. He may make a mean cocktail, but his true profession is to play the role of arbiter:a judge who determines whether or not a soul is worthy of reincarnation.

To aid in his judgment, the bar’s patrons are forced to play simple games laced with sadistic twists designed to bring their true natures to light. To Decim, judgment has always been black and white — that is until he meets a mysterious young woman whose fate seems impossible to decide. His indecision shakes the very foundation of the games and raises the biggest question of all: who is fit to judge the dead?

Friday Night Horror: Zoo
Friday, July 21, 11:15 PM – 1:00 AM, Showing Room A
This collection of shocking, unpredictable stories features the first screen adaptation of author Otsuichi’s works. Working with five different directors, Zoo features five stories (four live-action, one animated) of fear, sadness and pain.

Showing Room B

Twin Star Exorcists
Friday, July 21, 12:00 – 2:00 PM, Showing Room B
Rokuro is from a family of exorcists who remove the evil Kegare, but his real dream is to be a singer, a soccer player, or anything other than an exorcist. When another exorcist name Benio arrives, Rokura is suddenly inflamed with competitive spirit and decides to put his natural knack to good use. Their rivalry gets more complicated when they both learn they are the destined “Twin Star Exorcists,” two ultimate fighters fated to marry and create the prophesied child who will eliminate all the Kegare in the world.

Gundam Build Fighters
Friday, July 21, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Showing Room B
The time is the near future. Years have passed since the 1980s, when “Gunpla” — plastic models based on the “Mobile Suit Gundam” animation — created a huge boom.

Now, a new wave is sweeping the world, in what could be called a second Gunpla boom. Its popularity is driven by “Gunpla Battle,” in which assembled Gunpla can be controlled and made to fight. With the introduction of this revolutionary Battle System, its popularity has expanded to the point that a Gunpla Battle World Tournament is held each year.

The main character of the story, Sei Iori, is a young Gunpla builder who loves Gunpla and dreams of entering the Gunpla Battle World Tournament. As the only heir to a hobby shop, he has high Gunpla building abilities, but he doesn’t know how to control them in battle and is continually defeated in the opening rounds of tournaments. When he meets Reiji, a mysterious boy with superb Gunpla control skills, they team up to take on the World Tournament.

One Punch Man
Friday, July 21, 3:00 – 6:00 PM, Showing Room B
Saitama is a hero who only became a hero for fun. After three years of “special” training, though, he’s become so strong that he’s practically invincible. In fact, he’s too strong—even his mightiest opponents are taken out with a single punch, and it turns out that being devastatingly powerful is actually kind of a bore. With his passion for being a hero lost along with his hair, yet still faced with new enemies every day, how much longer can he keep it going?

One Piece Film Gold
Friday, July 21, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Showing Room B
In One Piece Film Gold, The Straw Hats are at it again in an all-new high-flying adventure! A gripping tale unfolds in the spectacular city of Gran Tesoro, where Luffy and his crew are drawn by dreams of hitting the jackpot. With so much luck, Luffy’s winning streak can’t possibly end. But behind the gilded curtains lies a powerful king whose deep pockets and deeper ambitions spell disaster for all.

Space Dandy
Friday, July 21, 8:00 – 10:00 PM, Showing Room B
Rocket into the outer limits with the one and only Dandy! This dreamy space case and his to-die-for pompadour jet across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Capturing rare species may pay the bills, baby, but Dandy would rather kick back and enjoy the scenery at the nearest Boobies.

Joined by his misfit sidekicks – a rundown vacuum cleaner robot called QT and Meow the alien space cat – Dandy boldly goes where no dapper don has ever gone before. Hotly pursued by the chimp-faced Dr. Gel, the adventures of Dandy and the gang will make you laugh, then cry, and then laugh till you cry all over again. Buckle up for blast off, baby! You’re cruising with the Dandy now, and he don’t stop till the end of the universe.

Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni: Cotton Drifting
Friday, July 21, 10:00 – 11:45 PM, Showing Room B

Space Dandy
Friday, July 21, 8:00 – 10:00 PM, Showing Room B
Rocket into the outer limits with the one and only Dandy! This dreamy space case and his to-die-for pompadour jet across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Capturing rare species may pay the bills, baby, but Dandy would rather kick back and enjoy the scenery at the nearest Boobies.

Joined by his misfit sidekicks – a rundown vacuum cleaner robot called QT and Meow the alien space cat – Dandy boldly goes where no dapper don has ever gone before. Hotly pursued by the chimp-faced Dr. Gel, the adventures of Dandy and the gang will make you laugh, then cry, and then laugh till you cry all over again. Buckle up for blast off, baby! You’re cruising with the Dandy now, and he don’t stop till the end of the universe.

Showing Room C

Anne-Happy
Friday, July 21, 12:00 – 1:45 PM, Showing Room C
Tennogofune Academy’s is a home for students with “negative karma,” otherwise known as misfortune. The school’s class 1-7 has collected students burdened with negative karma. Hibari finds her first day of school ends in bad luck. Hanako noticeably suffers from poor health. Together, the two unlucky high school students might find their school life will become a “blessing.”

Sakura Quest
Friday, July 21, 2:00 – 3:45 PM, Showing Room C
Five girls work in the tourism bureau of their small provincial town. The town revives its “micro-nation” tourism program, which originated from a nationwide movement during Japan’s bubble economy period, and hires the five girls as “monarchs” (tourism ambassadors).

Love Live Sunshine
Friday, July 21, 4:00 – 5:45 PM, Showing Room C
The girls of Uranohoshi Girls’ High School are swept into idol fever, wanting nothing more than to become the next-best School Idol group. And they plan to do just that. Chika Takami brings together eight of her classmates to form Aqours, their own idol group.

Kobayashi-san’s Maid Dragon
Friday, July 21, 6:00 – 7:45 PM, Showing Room C
Miss Kobayashi is your average office worker who lives a boring life, alone in her small apartment–until she saves the life of a female dragon in distress. The dragon, named Tohru, has the ability to magically transform into an adorable human girl (albeit with horns and a long tail), who will do anything to pay off her debt of gratitude, whether Miss Kobayashi likes it or not.

Yuri!!! On ICE
Friday, July 21, 8:00 – 9:45 PM, Showing Room C
Yūri Katsuki carried all of Japan’s hopes on his shoulders to win at the Gran Prix Finale ice skating competition, but suffered a crushing defeat. He returns home to Kyushu and half feels like he wants to retire, and half feels like he wants to continue ice skating. Suddenly the five-time consecutive world championship ice skater Victor Nikiforov appears before him with Yuri Plisetsky, a young Russian figure skater who is already defeating his seniors. Victor and both Yuris take up the challenge on an unprecedented Gran Prix series.

Keijo!!!!!!!!
Friday, July 21, 10:00 – 11:45 PM, Showing Room C
“Keijo” is a popular gambling sport where contestants stand on platforms floating on the water and must use their butts and chests to fight against each other to push each other off the platform. Nozomi Kaminashi, a high school student, aims to join the sport after she graduates. Nozomi was raised in a poor family and hopes to make lots of money by playing Keijo. She grew up training in gymnastics, and she has good balance and flexibility. After high school, Nozomi joins a training boarding school and enters the world of Keijo.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Main Programming Room

Golden Boy
Saturday, July 22, 1:30 – 4:00 AM, Main Programming Room
Golden Boy, Kintaro Oe, was at the top of his class at the Tokyo University Law School, one of the most prestigious in the entire world. Mastering the entire curriculum easily, he vanished just before graduation. Now he bikes across Japan on a quest to learn what’s most important in life: the lessons that can’t be studied in a classroom.

First stop is an upstart software company, where the sleekly dressed president has curves that defy computation. Then he tutors a poor little rich girl who’s looking for a little experience. Very educational! But nothing can compare to Kintaro’s racing challenge against a motorcycle queen who literally loves her bike. She would make anyone want to stay up all night studying! Bouncing beauties keep tumbling across the pages of Kintaro’s notebook, but they’ll be the ones learning their lesson in the end. See? Studying can by fun!

Lupin the Third: Jigen’s Gravestone
Saturday, July 22, 4:00 – 5:00 AM, Main Programming Room
By bringing her voice to West Doroa, the East Doroan singer Queen Malta hoped that she could heal the rift between the two countries in Lupin the 3rd: Jigen’s Gravestone.

Instead, her murder on stage by an unknown assassin only served to increase the tension between the two countries. Already a country known for its incredibly low crime rate, East Doroa increases security in preparation for war–but security is nothing to the likes of super-genius thief Lupin III!

Still, when he and partner Jigen Daisuke swipe the Little Comet gemstone from an embassy in East Doroa, it’s a little convenient that the police seem to know their every move. And worse, before they can even make their getaway, the pair find themselves under the crosshairs of a certain hitman–the same one that killed Queen Malta! Something’s fishy, and in order to confirm his suspicions, Jigen visits the cemetery. There, he finds himself staring at his own gravestone. It’s a calling card of the sniper, Yael Okuzaki… and no one targeted by him has ever escaped the grave! But why is he only after Jigen, and not Lupin? And things only get more complicated with Fujiko around!

Monster Rancher
Saturday, July 22, 5:00 – 7:00 AM, Main Programming Room
Genki Sakura is an avid player of the Monster Rancher video games. After winning a tournament hosted by the game’s creators, Genki gets a special CD-ROM that can unlock monsters in his game at home. It’s real-life fun when the disk magically transports him to the world of Monster Rancher!

There, he saves Holly and her eyeball monster Suezo from the evil Black Dino Squad! Genki creates his very own monster, Mocchi, and they team up with the gentle stone giant, Golem, in their search for the stone disc that contains the legendary Phoenix.

The Fantastic Adventures of Unico
Saturday, July 22, 7:00 – 8:30 AM, Main Programming Room
Unico the Unicorn has the amazing power to make anyone he meets happy. Whether it’s because of his personality or the powers of his horn, no one knows. The gods become jealous of Unico, thinking that only they should be able to decide or allow people to be happy. Unico is banished to the Hill of Oblivion, and the West Wind is ordered to take him there. She can’t stand giving this fate to Unico, so Unico’s adventures begin as the West Wind takes him from one place and time to the next in a never-ending journey to escape the wrath of the gods.

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
Saturday, July 22, 8:30 – 10:30 AM, Main Programming Room
The World’s Fair, Paris, 1889. A young inventor crosses paths with an enigmatic girl and her pet lion. Suddenly they find themselves pursued by villainous trio intent upon stealing the magical Blue Water. Thus begins an epic adventure inspired by Jules Verne’s masterpiece 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Join Nadia and Jean as they travel the high seas in search of Nadia’s homeland and her past, their only clue the mysterious jewel Nadia wears. Can they unravel the Secret of the Blue Water before it is too late?

Craziest Japanese Commercials
Saturday, July 22, 12:30 – 1:30 PM, Main Programming Room
Japanese commercials are pretty famous for being wacky, weird and just outright strange. Come see for yourself just how outrageous they can be.

Showing Room A

Riding Bean
Saturday, July 22, 1:15 – 2:15 AM, Showing Room A
Got a problem? Call in the professional: Bean Bandit. For a price, he’ll risk life and limb to deliver the goods. Seems such a pity that his latest charge isn’t quite what it appears to be!

Wicked City
Saturday, July 22, 2:15 – 3:45 AM, Showing Room A
Wicked City is based on the novels by Hideyuki Kikuchi (Vampire Hunter D) and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust).

It’s not unusual for lady-killer Renzaburo Taki to share a night with a woman. When that woman can turn into a demonic spider, however, it’s just a little worrying. The demons are on the move, and as a member of the Black Guard, Taki’s job – his “real” job – is to protect the human world from the demon world. And his work is just beginning!

A fragile peace exists between the two worlds, brokered by a treaty. In order for the renewal of that treaty to go smoothly, Taki has to protect Giuseppi Mayart, a two-hundred-year-old man with immense spiritual power, from an extremist faction of demons seeking to bring chaos to the two worlds.

Worst of all, Taki’s assigned a partner for the mission: the unnaturally beautiful Makie, a fellow Black Guard member… and herself a demon! The two will have to go all out to protect the old man, as not only are the demons going to extreme lengths to kill him, but Mayart seems oddly unconcerned for his own safety. Is there more going on than Taki and Makie relalize?

Venus Wars
Saturday, July 22, 3:45 – 5:45 AM, Showing Room A
In the 21st century, mankind lives on two worlds. Following the collision of an ice asteroid, massive terraforming has made Venus a planet now capable of supporting life. Colonists from Earth tamed the hostile world and have thrived for four generations – but they also brought the darker side of humanity. Venus is about to become hostile again.

Vicious gangs roam the streets and rivaling nations battle for supremacy. Hiro, a hotshot motorcycle jockey, and Susan Somers, a feisty Earth journalist, are caught in the crossfire as war explodes on Venus!

The Lost Village
Saturday, July 22, 5:45 – 7:30 AM, Showing Room A
30 young men and women come together on a shady bus tour. The tour’s destination: an illusive, possibly nonexistent village called Nanakimura. In Nanakimura, one can lead a utopian existence, free of the world’s obstacles, or so it was rumored, like an urban legend.

Taro the Dragon Boy
Saturday, July 22, 7:45 – 9:00 AM, Showing Room A
Taro The Dragon Boy: Lazy and selfish Taro loves to eat and sleep and wrestle with the animals. With no direction in his life, a wizard appears that gives him a special potion. With this potion, he gains the strength of a hundred men – but he can only use it when he is helping others.

Taro learns that his long-lost mother was turned into a dragon, and he is suddenly given a purpose in life. He must track down his mother and free her from the spell, all the while trying to help the peasants of his village.

Card Captor Sakura: The Movie
Saturday, July 22, 9:00 – 10:30 AM, Showing Room A
Across stormy waters, a forgotten love still burns. It’s a lucky day when Sakura wins a trip to Hong Kong, but why are her dreams haunted by dark waters and a strange woman? There’s no time to enjoy her vacation, however. Sakura is hypnotized and led to discover both a watery phantom world, and the evil woman who inhabits it. But is this spirit as malicious as she seems, or does she burn with a desire for revenge?

Umi Monogatari
Saturday, July 22, 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM, Showing Room A
Marin and Urin are sea folk, people who live in a peaceful underwater world surrounded by bright fish and colorful coral. But one day, a beautiful ring falls from the “sky” – that dangerous place above the water – and the two girls decide to return the lovely trinket to its owner.

While the surface world holds amazing wonders for the pair, it also hides a great darkness… a darkness that Urin accidentally unleashes when she opens a stone box at a local shrine. Now it’s up to Marin, Urin, and their new friend Kanon to set things right again before that darkness swallows the entire world!

Digimon Tri: Reunion
Saturday, July 22, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, Showing Room A
In Digimon Adventure Tri: Reunion, it’s been six years since that summer adventure when Tai and the rest of the DigiDestined crossed over to the Digital World, and nearly three years since the final battle between Kari’s second generation DigiDestined and MaloMyotismon. And, at some point, the gate to the Digital World mysteriously closed. With the gate closed, the days continue to pass, until the adventure “digi-volves” once again.

Sailor Moon R: The Movie
Saturday, July 22, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, Showing Room A
Long before Mamoru found his destiny with Usagi, he gave a single rose in thanks to a lonely boy who helped him recover from the crash that claimed his parents. This long-forgotten friend, Fiore, has been searching the galaxy for a flower worthy of that sweet gesture long ago. The mysterious flower he finds is beautiful, but has a dark side- it has the power to take over planets. To make matters worse, the strange plant is tied to an ominous new asteroid near Earth! Faced with an enemy blooming out of control, It’s up to Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians to band together, stop the impending destruction and save Mamoru!

Rurouni Kenshi Part 2: Kyoto Inferno
Saturday, July 22, 3:30 – 6:00 PM, Showing Room A
Join us Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the entire saga of the Live Action Rurouni Kenshin film series. Kenshin Himura was an assassin for the Imperial side during the war that ended the Shogunate and installed the Meiji government. After killing countless people, he made a vow to never kill again. Ten years later, he finds a home at a failing dojo, only to be caught up in a string of murders related to an opium ring. His commitment to never taking a life is put to the test as the people he’s come to care about are threatened by figures from his past.

Spectacular fight scenes and swordplay capture the true spirit of the classic franchise in this thrilling live-action adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin.

Former assassin Kenshin Himura and his friends are called back into action when a ghost from the past era rises to wreak havoc across Japan. Makoto Shishio, another ex-assassin, was betrayed, burned, and left for dead at the end of the war. Badly scarred but very much alive Shishio has put together an army and aims to overthrow the new government burning anything and killing anyone who stands in his way. After witnessing his brutality firsthand, Kenshin agrees to intervene and help keep the peace. Will the wanderer with a blade bathed in blood be able to withstand the fury of the swordsman forged by fire?

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Diamond is Unbreakable
Saturday, July 22, 9:00 – 11:00 PM, Showing Room A
It’s the year 1999, 11 years after Jotaro Kujo’s desperate fight against Dio in Egypt. Jotaro meets with Josuke Higashikata, the illegitimate son of his grandfather Joseph Joestar. He discovers that Josuke also has the same “Stand” power and that a new threat is surfacing in Morioh City.

KONOSUBA: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World
Saturday, July 22, 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM, Showing Room A
Kazuma Satō is a hikikomori (shut-in) die-hard fan of games, anime, and manga. A traffic accident brings his disappointingly brief life to an end, or it should have, but he wakes up and sees a beautiful girl who introduces herself as a goddess. She asks him if he’d like to go to another world but he can only bring one thing with him. Kazumi chooses to bring the goddess. With that, he is transported to another world and his great adventure subjugating the demon king begins, but first the hard work of finding food, clothing, and shelter begins. Kazuma wants to live in peace, but the goddess raises one problem after another, and then the demon king’s army has its eyes set on him.

Showing Room B

Please Twins
Saturday, July 22, 12:00 – 2:00 AM, Showing Room B
Maiku Kamishiro grew up in an orphanage with no history of his family or of his past. Left with only a childhood picture of himself and another person in front of a house, he believes that the other person in the picture is his long lost twin sister. Upon discovering his old home, two young girls show up on his doorstep one day both claiming to be his long-lost sister.

Maiku’s life is about to be turned upside-down! With two pretty girls living under the same roof as him, how will Maiku be able to keep his mind on school and work while trying to figure out which one of these girls is his sister and which one is the love of his life?

Spice and Wolf
Saturday, July 22, 2:00 – 4:00 AM, Showing Room B
Kraft Lawrence, a 25 year old peddler travelling from town to town selling and buying various things to make a living during a period much like Europe in the Middle Ages. One night when stopped at the town of Pasroe, he finds in his wagon a 250 year old pagan wolf deity girl named Holo. She appears to be that of a 15 year old girl, except for a wolf tail and ears. She introduces herself as the town’s goddess of harvest who has kept it blessed with good harvests of wheat for many years. Despite having the responsibility to watch over the town, she wants to go back to her homeland in the north called Yoitsu, she believes the people have already forsaken her anyway and that she has kept her promise to maintain the good harvests. She manages to bargain her way out of the village by making a deal with Lawrence to take her with him. As they travel, her wisdom helps increase his profits, but at the same time, her true nature draws unwanted attention from the church.

Re:Zero: Starting Life in Another World
Saturday, July 22, 4:00 – 6:00 AM, Showing Room B
Subaru Natsuki is an ordinary high school student who is lost in an alternate world, where he is rescued by a beautiful, silver-haired girl. He stays near her to return the favor, but the destiny she is burdened with is more than Subaru can imagine. Enemies attack one by one, and both of them are killed. He then finds out he has the power to rewind death, back to the time he first came to this world. But only he remembers what has happened since.

After War Gundam X
Saturday, July 22, 6:00 – 8:00 AM, Showing Room B
In After War Gundam X, what started as a single space colony’s war for independence turned into an all-out war between the space colonies and Earth. No one was safe from the conflict, and Earth, the home of all humanity, suffered heavy damage in the fighting. Almost all of Earth’s population – once as many as ten billion people – was lost. It’s only now, 15 years after the end of the war, that Earth’s environment has at last stabilized again.

Garrod Ran is a war orphan, but when it comes to mobile suits, he has superb knowledge and skills. He receives a request from a mysterious gentleman to rescue a girl named Tiffa; and so he sneaks aboard the Freeden, the land warship where she is held captive. With the girl safely in his care, he returns to the mysterious gentleman, but when Tiffa sees the man, she’s overcome with panic. Quickly judging the situation, Garrod takes her and escapes. Guided by her unusual powers, they end up at the remains of an old Federation factory, where they find the mobile suit “Gundam X”…

After War Gundam X
Saturday, July 22, 6:00 – 8:00 AM, Showing Room B
In After War Gundam X, what started as a single space colony’s war for independence turned into an all-out war between the space colonies and Earth. No one was safe from the conflict, and Earth, the home of all humanity, suffered heavy damage in the fighting. Almost all of Earth’s population – once as many as ten billion people – was lost. It’s only now, 15 years after the end of the war, that Earth’s environment has at last stabilized again.

Garrod Ran is a war orphan, but when it comes to mobile suits, he has superb knowledge and skills. He receives a request from a mysterious gentleman to rescue a girl named Tiffa; and so he sneaks aboard the Freeden, the land warship where she is held captive. With the girl safely in his care, he returns to the mysterious gentleman, but when Tiffa sees the man, she’s overcome with panic. Quickly judging the situation, Garrod takes her and escapes. Guided by her unusual powers, they end up at the remains of an old Federation factory, where they find the mobile suit “Gundam X”…

School Rumble
Saturday, July 22, 8:00 – 10:45 AM, Showing Room B
Tsukamoto Tenma is an ordinary 2nd year high school student who has fallen in love with one of her classmates, Karasuma Ooji. However, currently she is unable to confess her feelings to him. To make things worse, she found out that Karasuma is transferring to another school in a year. On the other hand, Tenma’s other classmate, Harima Kenji (who is a delinquent) is also in love with Tenma. Not being able to confess his feelings, Harima gets depressed day by day.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Saturday, July 22, 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM, Showing Room B
“Has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time…” Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader at Mitakihara middle school, lives such a life. One day, she has a very magical encounter. She doesn’t know if it’s by chance or by fate yet, but this meeting will change her destiny. This is the beginning of a new story of magical girls…

Ringing Bell
Saturday, July 22, 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM, Showing Room B
In Ringing Bell, Chirin is an innocent though adventurous young lamb whose carefree life on the farm comes to an abrupt end when a wolf murders his mother. Confused and angry, Chirin pursues the wolf into the mountains, seeking revenge. The laws of nature are brutal, however, and hatred alone won’t be enough to avenge the loss of his mother. Only the strong survive in the wild, and obtaining that strength may change Chirin forever.

Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters
Saturday, July 22, 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM, Showing Room B
Seven years have passed since Cell’s defeat, and the Z Fighters have returned to normal life. Goku has continued his training in the Other World, Krillin has gotten married, and Gohan has his hands full attempting to navigate the pitfalls of high school. But with the new World Martial Arts Tournament about to begin, it’s time for Goku and the Z Fighters to reunite and face off against the greatest warriors on Earth!

Captain Harlock Arcadia of My Youth
Saturday, July 22, 3:45 – 6:00 PM, Showing Room B
In Captian Harlock Arcadia of My Youth, returning to Earth from the front lines of an interstellar war, Captain Harlock finds that his home is no longer what he once knew. The Illumidus Empire, aliens from another world, have occupied the planet and oppressed its people.

The sole hope that remains for the downtrodden Earthmen is a lone voice known to most only as “The Rose,” yet is known much more intimately to Harlock as his former lover, Maya. While Maya urges her fellow humans to hold onto their belief in a better tomorrow, Harlock cannot wait for such a day to come. By chance he meets a man named Tochiro Oyama, whom despite having never met before, Harlock feels a sense of brotherhood with. Together with Maya’s voice and others who share their beliefs, Harlock and Tochiro seek to cast off the shackles of the Illumidus.

Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion
Saturday, July 22, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Showing Room B
In 2017, parts of the world are under the control of the Holy Britannian Empire. Japan is now known as Area 11, the proud people treated as lower class citizens. Lelouch Lamperouge was once a Britannian prince but when his mother was assassinated, he was left in Japan and thought to be dead.

After getting caught up in a terrorist attack, he encounters a strange girl known as C.C., who grants him the power of Geass and the ability to command others. With his newfound powers, Lelouch becomes Zero, a rebel leader for justice, and forms his own anti-government group. His goals are simple: get answers about his mother’s murder and make a world that is worthy of his beloved little sister, Nunnally. Even with his Geass, Lelouch will encounter countless challenges. But nothing can prepare him to face his former best friend, Sazaku Kururugi, a Japanese citizen…and soldier of Britannia? The power of Geass: Is it a blessing…or a curse?

The Vision of Escaflowne
Saturday, July 22, 8:00 – 10:00 PM, Showing Room B
High school student Hitomi is transported from Earth to the magical world of Gaea, where she meets boy prince Van Fanel, and is caught up in his quest to unite the countries of Gaea against the ominous Zaibach empire. On the way, she discovers an hidden ability and strives to unravel layers of mystery surrounding Van, his past, and the giant machine known as Escaflowne.

Goshogun The Time Etranger
Saturday, July 22, 10:00 – 11:30 PM, Showing Room B
In Goshogun the Time Etranger, forty years after the events of the TV series, Remy Shimada, ex-pilot of the GoShogun, suffers a terrible accident while on her way to a meeting with her former robot-piloting comrades. While they rush to the hospital, Remy floats between life and death. She sees visions of her life when she was young, and stranger still, experiences a hallucination of being with her friends, all of them young again, in a mysterious city filled with hostile fanatics.

Far from being the reunion Remy hoped for, a ghastly letter arrives for each member of the team that predicts their gruesome deaths. Slated to die in two days, both in reality and in her dream, Remy struggles to find a way out of the City of Fate, relying on the memories of her friends to see her through, even as they surround her death bed in the waking world.

Wolf’s Rain
Saturday, July 22, 11:30 PM – 1:30 AM, Showing Room B
In some distant future, it’s common knowledge that all wolves have been extinct for 200 years. However, it seems this is false as wolves have not disappeared but rather have taken human form. Kiba, a lone wolf, wanders into a city, trying to sniff out the Lunar Flowers that are supposed to lead whoever follows the scent to paradise. The source of the smell is Cheza, a girl who sleeps in what appears to be suspended animation in a lab. She and the wolves are drawn to each other, and Kiba hopes to find paradise once he finds the source of the scent of Lunar Flowers. However, once Kiba finds Cheza, she is kidnapped by a mysterious person called Darcia, and his search begins anew. Before he leaves the city, he meets 3 other wolves, Tsume, Hige and Toboe. All four wolves have very different personalities and ideas, and their friendliness towards each other is a little rough around the edges. However, they soon band together to continue to search for paradise.

Showing Room C

Yamishibai
Saturday, July 22, 12:00 – 1:45 AM, Showing Room C
Ghosts. Curses. Demons. If you crave tales of terror and seek mysteries that defy explanation, go to the park at 5. That’s when the man in the yellow mask will arrive with his kamishibai, the paper theater, to tell his sinister stories of Japan’s darkest side. But be warned: this storyteller’s works may do more than simply send shivers down your spine. Because the more fascinated you become with the supernatural, the more the supernatural may become fascinated with you.

Enter a world where the closest of friends can become the deadliest of enemies, where the most mundane of objects can become hair-raising nightmares, and not even one’s own family can be trusted to remain human. Dare to pierce the veil of darkness and a realm of ultimate horror awaits as you discover Yamishibai – Japanese Ghost Stories!

Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma
Saturday, July 22, 2:00 – 3:45 AM, Showing Room C
Ever since he was little, Soma Yukihira’s main goals have been to beat his father in a cooking contest and take over the family diner. That’s why, when his dad suddenly announces that he’s shutting the restaurant down and sending Soma to cooking school, Soma is shocked. However, Tohtsuki Academy is no ordinary cooking school.

This elite institution is filled with culinary giants like Erina “God Tongue” Nakiri, who does her best to keep a lowly short-order like Soma from even making it inside the door. However, if the snobs can dish it out, Soma can serve it up, and when he learns that only a handful of the students manage to graduate every year, he swears that the only way he’ll leave is as number one!

Saga of Tanya the Evil
Saturday, July 22, 4:00 – 5:45 AM, Showing Room C
Tanya Degurechov used to be one of Japan’s elite office workers, but because of a wrathful god, was reborn as a little girl. She has blonde hair, blue eyes, and nearly transparent white skin, and she flies through the air and mercilessly strikes down her opponents. She speaks with a young girl’s lisp and commands the army. Tanya prioritizes optimization and career advancement above all, and she will become the most dangerous entity among the Imperial Army’s sorcerers.

Hunter x Hunter
Saturday, July 22, 6:00 – 7:45 AM, Showing Room C
Gon Freecs’ father abandoned him as a baby in order to become a Hunter, an elite class with a license to go anywhere or do almost anything. Now 12 years old, Gon wishes to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a great Hunter. While Gon faces the unexpected challenges the Hunter Examination throws at him, he makes friends with three other candidates: Kurapika, Leorio, and Killua.

Zatch Bell
Saturday, July 22, 8:00 – 9:45 AM, Showing Room C
Every thousand years, mamodo descend upon earth to conduct the ultimate battle. The winning mamodo becomes the king of the mamodo world. In order for the many mamodo to use their powerful spell books, they need human partners.

Kiyo is a brilliant but aloof 14 year old. Kiyo’s father, an archeologist, finds a mamodo child named Zatch unconscious in a forest. He sends the good-hearted Zatch to be his son’s mentor. The unsuspecting Zatch and Kiyo must defend themselves against the ambush of mamodo-king wannabees.

The Devil is a Part-Timer
Saturday, July 22, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Showing Room C
The Devil is a Part-Timer tells about how Satan is forced out of his infernal kingdom, and somehow ends up in modern-day Tokyo, powerless and broke. The only way for the dark lord to survive? By getting a job manning the deep frying at “MgRonald”. As Satan flips burgers, and works his way up to shift supervisor, he is pestered by a video-game-loving fallen angel, a righteous hero who tracked him to Earth, and the rival fast food franchise. Will he find out how to reclaim his throne? The devil can’t survive on minimum wage!

My Hero Academia Season 2
Saturday, July 22, 12:15 – 2:00 PM, Showing Room C
Taking off right after the last episode of the first season. The school is temporarily closed due to security. When U.A. restarts, it is announced that the highly anticipated School Sports Festival will soon be taking place. All classes: Hero, Support, General and Business will be participating. Tournaments all round will decide who is the top Hero in training. Wills and strengths will be tested, as weaknesses will be overcome in this new season of My Hero Academy.

New Anime Summer Showcase
Saturday, July 22, 2:15 – 4:00 PM, Showing Room C

Fate/Grand Order -First Order-
Saturday, July 22, 4:15 – 5:30 PM, Showing Room C
It is the year 2015, the final era over which magic still held sway. Caldea is an organization established to observe the magical world and the world of science — as well as to prevent the final extinction of mankind. Humanity is guaranteed at least another 100 years, that is until the future realm observed by Caldea vanishes into thin air. Caldea is now sure humanity won’t live past 2017, all thanks to events taking place in the Japanese city of Fuyuki in 2004. The organization issues a Grand Order for a “Holy Grail Expedition” to investigate, uncover, and perhaps destroy the singularity responsible for wiping out mankind.

Attack on Titan Season 2
Saturday, July 22, 5:45 – 7:30 PM, Showing Room C
Eren Jaeger swore to wipe out every last Titan, but in a battle for his life he wound up becoming the thing he hates most. With his new powers, he fights for humanity’s freedom facing the monsters that threaten his home. After a bittersweet victory against the Female Titan, Eren finds no time to rest—a horde of Titans is approaching Wall Rose and the battle for humanity continues.

Kemono Friends
Saturday, July 22, 7:45 – 9:30 PM, Showing Room C
Japari Park is a gigantic integrated zoo. In the zoo, due to the mysterious “sand star” substance, the animals start turning into human-shaped creatures called Animal Girls. Japari Park is a place where many people visit and have fun at, but one day a lost child wanders into the park. The lost child starts a journey to return, but because so many Animal Girls join in on the quest it becomes an unexpected grand adventure.

Outlaw Star
Saturday, July 22, 9:45 – 11:30 PM, Showing Room C
Gene Starwind is a jack-of-all-trades responsible for odd jobs and bounty hunting with his partner, Jim Hawking. Stuck on a rundown planet, he’s going nowhere fast. But when a bodyguard job goes sideways, he finds himself the proud owner of the Outlaw Star and on an adventure to find the mysterious Galactic Leyline. Facing pirates and dangers galore, can he survive the journey through space?

Teekyu
Saturday, July 22, 11:30 PM – 12:00 AM, Showing Room C
Yuri Oshimoto is constantly baffled by the three queer older members of her school´s tennis club.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Main Programming Room

Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan
Sunday, July 23, 3:00 – 5:30 AM, Main Programming Room
Imagine a world where the secret to immortality has been discovered, causing women to stop aging by the time they turn twelve. Sounds like it might be a perfect playground for a discoverer with less-than-wholesome interests, doesn’t it? That’s exactly why the Big Man Upstairs sends Dokuro-chan, one of his angelic assassins, into the past to “deal” with the sicko who messed with nature!

But Dokuro-chan decides instead to move in with her target, Sakura Kusakabe, and keep him too occupied to find eternal life. Funnily enough, the path of nonviolence leads to a fountain of blood, as Dokuro-chan accidentally kills Sakura on an almost-daily basis only to resurrect him with a magical chant moments later.

Sherlock Hound
Sunday, July 23, 5:30 – 7:30 AM, Main Programming Room
Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series, here all the characters are depicted as anthropomorphic animals. The majority are dogs, though Holmes is a fox and his enemy Professor Moriarty is a wolf. Jules Verne-steampunk style technology regularly appears, adding a 19th-century science-fiction atmosphere to the series.

Samurai Pizza Cats
Sunday, July 23, 7:30 – 9:30 AM, Main Programming Room
Join Speedy Cerviche, Guido Anchovy, and Polly Esther at Pizza Cats, the most popular place in Little Tokyo. But the pizza take out joint is merely a front for their true job. A crime fighting secret ninja trio! Led by Big Al Dente, the Pizza Cats are tasked with keeping the scheming Seymour “The Big” Cheese and his evil Crow Ninjas, Jerry Atric and Bad Bird, from taking over Little Tokyo from the dimwitted Emperor Fred.

The Pizza Cats are backed up by a Rescue Team, four other cats with their own restaurant who spring into action to help them out whenever they hear the rescue bell. The weapons of the Rescue Team can combine to form super weapons! And they will need them when evil undoubtedly shows up in every episode. Usually in the form of a gigantic monster-like robot used by the Big Cheese who has his mind set on controlling Little Tokyo!

Sonic X
Sunday, July 23, 9:30 – 11:30 AM, Main Programming Room
The Adventure Begins! Sonic blasts into Dr. Eggman’s base to gain control of the Seven Chaos Emeralds and rescue his friends Cream & Cheese. In the heat of the battle, all seven Chaos Emeralds are joined together causing an overpowered Chaos Central to transport Sonic from his home planet and dropping him right in the middle of the city of Station Square. Is he alone in this human world? What happened to his friends? And why has he been sent here?

Sailor Moon S
Sunday, July 23, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Main Programming Room
This season makes a turning point in the Sailor Moon story. The Sailor Senshi are confronted by a new enemy, the Death Busters. Rei had a premonition that this enemy would rule the world in an era called the Silence. To do this, the Death Busters need to find the three Talismans that would summon the Holy Grail. However, two mysterious Sailor Senshi, Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune, plan to find the Talismans before them… but without Sailor Moon’s help.

Summer Wars
Sunday, July 23, 1:30 – 3:30 PM, Main Programming Room
Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He’s good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful, online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has – until the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiance at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there.

A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematic riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue AI intent on using the virtual word of OZ to destroy the real world, literally. As Armageddon looms on the horizon, Kenji and his new “family” set aside their differences and band together to save the worlds they inhabit.

Showing Room A

 

Martian Successot Nadesico
Sunday, July 23, 1:00 – 3:00 AM, Showing Room A
The Earth, its moon and its Martian colonies are under alien attack, but the war against the “Jovian lizards” has, so far, been nothing short of a series of disasters.

Disgusted by the incompetence of Earth’s military, the independent arms manufacturer Nergal builds its own space battleship and plans to launch a desperate offensive to save humanity. But due to a shortage of trained soldiers, they’ve assembled the most unorthodox crew to ever launch into orbit! With a pacifist cook-turned-unwilling mecha pilot and a ditsy admiral’s daughter in command, can this unprecedented gathering of geeks, misfits and anime fans prevail against the Jovian menace?

Kiznaiver
Sunday, July 23, 3:00 – 4:45 AM, Showing Room A
The fictional Japanese city named Sugomori City is built on reclaimed land. But as the years go by, the city’s population is decreasing. One day, Sonosaki tells her classmate Katsuhira: “You have been selected to be a Kiznaiver.” The Kizuna System, which allows Katsuhira to share his wounds, connects him to the classmates whose lives and personalities completely differ from his. The Kizuna System is an incomplete system for the implementation of world peace that connects people through wounds. All those who are connected to this system are called Kiznaivers. When one Kiznaiver is wounded, the system divides and transmits the wound among the other Kiznaivers.

Fairy Tail
Sunday, July 23, 5:00 – 7:00 AM, Showing Room A
Lucy is a 17-year-old girl, who wants to be a full-fledged mage. One day when visiting Harujion Town, she meets Natsu, a young man who gets sick easily by any type of transportation. But Natsu isn’t just any ordinary kid, he’s a member of one of the world’s most infamous mage guilds: Fairy Tail.

Space Patrol Luluco
Sunday, July 23, 7:00 – 7:30 AM, Showing Room A
Ogikubo is the name of the specially designated area in space in the Milky Way where Earthlings and aliens can live together. Luluco is a female middle school student who lives with her father, and no matter where she is, Luluco is a common, “super normal” girl. As she is living her normal life, one day the mysterious transfer student ΑΩ Nova abruptly appears before her. That meeting will change Luluco’s fate.

Galaxy Angel
Sunday, July 23, 7:30 – 9:30 AM, Showing Room A
Milfeulle Sakuraba is the newest member of the Angel Brigade, a branch of the Transvaal Empire military whose primary mission is to search for relics known as ‘Lost Technology’. The only problem is that no one actually knows what the Lost Technology is! Relegated to performing menial tasks of the highest priorities: a search for lost kittens, defusing of a talking missile, and delivering an old school I.D The Angel Brigade’s here to save the galaxy…one planet at a time!

Kyousougiga
Sunday, July 23, 9:30 – 11:30 AM, Showing Room A
In Kyoto, nothing changes. No, not *that* Kyoto, but rather the “Mirror Capital” Kyoto, the world inside of a painting! Colorful, beautiful, but static, the people of this world live an idyllic, if boring life. That is, until Koto appears, like a wrecking ball slamming into still waters.

Koto’s never met her mother, and in search of clues about her missing parent, she winds up in the very place she’s supposed to be, yet least expected. What unfolds is a tale of a crazy, mixed-up family, where the father has mysterious powers, the mother is a goddess, and the siblings have an intense rivalry that will finally see its conclusion… even if that conclusion brings about the attention of the Shrine, an organization dedicated to protecting the multiverse.

Momotaro: Sacred Sailors and Spider and Tulip: The Movie
Sunday, July 23, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Showing Room A
Momotaro Sacred Sailors played a part in setting the stage for the rise of anime. Momotaro, Sacred Sailors was Japan’s first feature-length animated film. A notable accomplishment for its time, the project was funded by the Navy Ministry of Japan during World War II. Along with another early masterpiece, Spider and Tulip, these films are preserved as milestones of the industry and historical artifacts of the war.

Rurouni Kenshin Part 3: The Legend Ends
Sunday, July 23, 1:00 – 3:15 PM, Showing Room A
Join us Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the entire saga of the Live Action Rurouni Kenshin film series. Kenshin Himura was an assassin for the Imperial side during the war that ended the Shogunate and installed the Meiji government. After killing countless people, he made a vow to never kill again. Ten years later, he finds a home at a failing dojo, only to be caught up in a string of murders related to an opium ring. His commitment to never taking a life is put to the test as the people he’s come to care about are threatened by figures from his past.

Rurouni Kenshin Part III takes place after Kenshin’s confrontation with Shishio ends in defeat. Kenshin Himura awakens at the home of his old Master. With his mind set on revenge, he trains day and night to learn the final technique of his deadly fighting style. While he builds up his strength, Shishio and his army attack the coastline and force the new government to name Kenshin a wanted man. With the world closing in on him, Kenshin will have to look inside himself to find the strength he needs to protect his friends and end Shishio’s reign of terror once and for all. As the two ex-assassins prepare for their final fight, the wanderer with the back-blade and a bloody past will learn which force truly drives him-his will to live or his killer instinct.

Eureka Seven
Sunday, July 23, 3:15 – 5:15 PM, Showing Room A
Renton is a teenager trapped working as a mechanic in a backwater town. He dreams of joining up with a daredevil group of pilots known as Gekkostate and following in his father’s heroic footsteps.

When a mysterious beauty named Eureka shows up asking for a tune-up, Renton soon finds himself drawn into a high-flying mecha dogfight that makes him a target of the military. When the dust settles on the spectacular battle, Renton is invited to join Gekkostate, but he soon discovers that even a dream come true has a dark side.

Showing Room B

 

Berserk
Sunday, July 23, 1:30 – 3:30 AM, Showing Room B
Guts, a man who calls himself “The Black Swordsman” looks upon his days serving as a member of a group of mercenaries, the Band of the Hawk, nicknamed “the Grim Reaper of the Battlefield.” Led by an ambitious, ruthless, and intelligent man named Griffith, together they battle their way into the royal court, and are forced into a fate that may change their entire lives.

Night on the Galactic Railroad
Sunday, July 23, 3:30 – 5:15 AM, Showing Room B
What is true happiness? For Giovanni, the answer is as far away as the stars. Mired in hardship, the young kitten faces problems that should be unknown to someone his age. At school, his classmates mock and ridicule him, and after the bell rings, Giovanni toils at a job to earn enough money for bread. Then at home, instead of being taken care of by his mother, he must take care of her.

The sole bright spot is that of the Festival of Stars, where he hopes to run into Campanella, his only friend. When they finally meet up, however, it isn’t while looking up at the stars, but rather traveling amongst them… as the Galactic Railroad whisks the two away for parts unknown!

Bungo Stray Dogs
Sunday, July 23, 5:15 – 7:00 AM, Showing Room B
After young man Atsushi Nakajima saves a man from his wish of suicide, he and his friends join the “Arms Detective Company,” a league of literary figures that also harness special powers.

Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Stardust Memories
Sunday, July 23, 7:00 – 9:00 AM, Showing Room B
Universal Century 0083. Having triumphed in the One-Year War, the Earth Federation has grown complacent, while the last remnants of Zeon forces have been planning one final stand. It all hinges on ace Zeon pilot Anavel Gato stealing one of the new prototype Gundams out from under the Federation’s nose. With a nuclear-equipped Gundam missing and their pride wounded, the Federation ship Albion and rookie pilot Kou Uraki set out in pursuit of the Zeon thieves and the stolen Gundam GP02A.

Big O
Sunday, July 23, 9:00 – 11:00 AM, Showing Room B
Forty years ago, the minds of Paradigm City’s inhabitants were wiped clean of all recollections of the past. Now, ruled by a powerful corporation and cut off from the rest of the world by desolate wastelands, Paradigm has become a virtual police state where Negotiators like Roger Smith keep the wheels of progress, commerce, and society turning.

As a combined hybrid of detective, mediator, and enforcer, Smith’s primary resource is his keen, analytical mind, but it doesn’t hurt to have a mansion filled with gadgets, his butler Norman, and his attractive assistant Dorothy to fall back on. Additionally, for those times when cases end up “in dispute,” he also has the biggest, baddest back-up that any cop or small army could ever hope for: the Big O, a giant robot loaded with all the extras. Film noir thriller meets mecha mayhem masterpiece as the acclaimed classic series returns in the complete collection of The Big O!

Persona 3 The Movie #1 Spring of Birth
Sunday, July 23, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Showing Room B
In the spring, male student Makoto Yūki transfers to Gekkōkan High School. However, as he heads to his new dormitory, listening to the music on his headphones, he is stopped. More precisely, time has stopped, and the people who were around him turn into coffins. Makoto learns that this period of time hidden between the minute of midnight is called the Dark Hour, a time when monsters called Shadows appear. Suddenly made the leader of his fellow classmates Yukari and Junpei by his upperclassmen Mitsuru and Akihiko, Makoto must learn empathy, his connection to his comrades, and the meaning of death. With the power of his Evoker aimed at his head, Makoto fights against the Shadows threatening to attack his world from the mysterious tower of Tartarus.

Persona 3 The Movie #2 Midsummer Knight’s Dream
Sunday, July 23, 12:30 – 2:00 PM, Showing Room B
After realizing the value of life and the importance of his own allies, Makoto finally got his smile back. As spring turns into summer, he finds himself learning more about those comrades and getting closer to them. He even meets new friends, including Aegis, an anti-Shadow android, Ken, a grade-schooler who seeks to get revenge for his late mother, and Koromaru, a dog who can use a Persona. Makoto wishes that everything will continue just as they are. However, little by little, the pieces and people in Makoto’s new, happy life begin to fall apart, and he is forced to suffer the loss that comes with it.

Persona 3 The Movie #3 Falling Down
Sunday, July 23, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, Showing Room B
As the season turns to autumn, Makoto and the other members of S.E.E.S. inch ever closer to the end of their battles with the Shadows. Through the battles, some must face the deaths of friends and family, some must notice what precious things must be protected, and some must find meaning in the conflicts that have occurred. Amongst all of the chaos, mysterious transfer student Ryōji Mochizuki appears, and the gears of fate begin to turn.

Persona 3 The Movie #4 Winter of Rebirth
Sunday, July 23, 3:30 – 5:30 PM, Showing Room B
To know death, to gaze at death, to face death. Makoto and his allies have grown through the many meetings and partings they have experienced. Their fight might not be for the sake of the world, but for themselves. Even so, they have continued to fight, believing that there are peaceful days waiting at the end of the battle. However, a boy says that destruction is the fate that humanity must shoulder. The boy they believed to be their friend tells them the truth of the situation without an emotion on his face. The season changes to winter. Makoto makes a decision in order to greet the spring that waits beyond…

Showing Room C

 

School-Live!
Sunday, July 23, 12:00 – 1:45 AM, Showing Room C
Why would anyone form a School Living Club? Could four girls, their advisor, and a puppy really love their school so much that they’d want to live in it? Or is there another reason, something that lurks behind the façade of their comfortable existence? Something that waits outside their school’s doors. Something that has already robbed one girl of her sanity? While the others try to come to grips with a dark new reality, the rest of the world falls to ruin at the hands of a ravenous force, and insanity may be the last hope for survival. Shocks, heartbreak and stunning revelations await as the twisted tale unfolds.

Serial Experiments Lain
Sunday, July 23, 2:00 – 3:45 AM, Showing Room C
Lain Iwakura appears to be an ordinary girl with almost no experience with computers. Yet the sudden suicide of a schoolmate and a number of strange occurrences conspire to pull Lain into the world of the Wired, where she gradually learns that nothing is what it seems to be… not even Lain herself.

Lupin the Third Part 4
Sunday, July 23, 4:00 – 5:45 AM, Showing Room C

Heybot
Sunday, July 23, 6:00 – 8:00 AM, Showing Room C
On the screw-shaped island country of Nejigajima, two “Bokyabots” Hebotto and the Yurui Prince Nejiru collect different “Bokya Neji” screws. When the Bokyabots wear the Bokya Neji screws on their heads, they’re able to compete in “Bokya Battles,” battles for who can think up and tell the best jokes.

ReLIFE
Sunday, July 23, 8:15 – 10:00 AM, Showing Room C
Arata Kaizaki is an unemployed, single 27-year-old who has just been cut off from his parents’ financial support. Unable to find a job due to him leaving his previous employer within three months, he is stuck. One night after drinking with a high school friend, Arata meets Ryō Yoake, a man who offers Arata pills to turn him back into a 17-year old so he can redo his life. After agreeing to the experiment, Arata joins a high school class, and meets Chizuru Hishiro, a socially-awkward silent beauty who yearns to have friends. Through connecting with her and other classmates, Arata must find what he lacks to live a happy life in the real world within a one-year time limit.

Granblue Fantasy
Sunday, July 23, 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM, Showing Room C
Katalina, a Lieutenant of the Empire, seeks to escape one of their airships with the experimental subject Lyria. An accident results in them landing on an island, where Lyria is discovered by Gran, a young local who has trained with the sword. As he fights off the Empire soldiers pursuing Lyria, he’s eventually joined by Katalina. When the opposition becomes too fierce to handle, Gran dies at the claws of a hydra, only to be brought back to life by Lyria, who combines her effort with Gran’s to summon a dragon that drives off the Imperial forces. Now Gran’s life force is split with Lyria, so he must go where she goes. That’s not a problem for him, since he was planning to go on a journey to seek out his absent father anyway.

Boruto Naruto Next Generations
Sunday, July 23, 12:15 – 2:00 PM, Showing Room C
The life of the shinobi is beginning to change. Boruto Uzumaki, son of Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, has enrolled in the Ninja Academy to learn the ways of the ninja. Now, as a series of mysterious events unfolds, Boruto’s story is about to begin!

KADO: The Right Answer
Sunday, July 23, 2:15 – 3:45 PM, Showing Room C
Kōjiro Shindō is a highly-skilled negotiator working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As his plane at Haneda airport prepares to take off, a huge mysterious cube appears from the sky. ‘It’ expands rapidly, and absorbs the passenger plane and its 252 passengers. The cube’s name is “Kado”. A strange being called Yaha-kui zaShunina appears from within Kado and tries to make contact with humanity. Shindō, who was been absorbed by Kado, ends up taking on the role of mediator between Yaha-kui zaShunina and humanity. The Japanese government sends its own negotiator, Saraka Tsukai.

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Sunday, July 23, 3:45 – 5:45 PM, Showing Room C
It is the year After Colony 195, and war between the Space Colonies and Earth has begun. To give the colonies an edge, they send 5 young soldiers, trained to perfection, to earth in the most powerful of Mobile Suits-Gundams. With their arrival, the tide of the war changes as they battle against the Earth forces and the Colonies of their origin.