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Exclusive to Academy Cinemas in Auckland this December, the Reel Anime Film Festival is a celebration of the newest Anime films. All four films in the festival will play in Japanese with English Subtitles.


RASCAL DOES NOT DREAM OF A DREAMING GIRL

In Fujisawa, where the skies are bright and the seas glisten, Sakuta Azusagawa is in his second year of high school. His blissful days with his girlfriend and upperclassman, Mai Sakurajima, are interrupted with the appearance of his first crush, Shoko Makinohara. For reasons unknown, he encounters two Shoko's: one in middle school and another who has become an adult. As Sakuta finds himself helplessly living with the Shoko's, the adult Shoko leads him around by the nose, causing a huge rift in his relationship with Mai. In the midst of all of this, he discovers that the middle school Shoko is suffering from a grave illness and his scar begins to throb. Book Tickets.

 

CHILDREN OF THE SEA 海獣の子供

When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does. Ruka’s dad and the other adults who work at the aquarium are only distantly aware of what the children are experiencing as they get caught up in the mystery of the worldwide disappearance of the oceans’ fish. Book Tickets.

 

HUMAN LOST

The year is 2036. A revolution in medical treatment has conquered death by means of internal nanomachines and the “Shell System”, yet only the richest can afford to partake. Yozo Oba isn’t the richest. Troubled by strange dreams, he flippantly joins his friend’s biker gang on an ill-fated incursion to “The Inside”, where society’s elite lives. This instigates a journey of terrifying discovery that will change Yozo’s life forever. From the chief director of PSYCHO-PASS, director of AFRO SAMURAI, and the studio that brought you GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS. Book Tickets.

 

VIOLET EVERGARDEN

Isabella, the heir to a noble house, attends a school for well-groomed young women under a “contract” with her father. To her, this beautiful place where white camellias bloom is nothing more than a prison. Having resigned all hope and expectations for her future, Isabella meets her new manners teacher, Violet Evergarden. Book Tickets.

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Last updated: 28 November 2019