Want to Go to the L.A. Anime Fest?

We’ve got a few extra tickets for some upcoming screenings at the 1st Annual L.A. Anime Fest at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. If you live in the L.A. area, simply email your first and last name to [email protected] for your chance to win a FREE pair of tickets to the following screening!:

Wednesday, May 14 – 7:00 p.m.

Rumiko Takahashi Tribute

One of the most popular and beloved manga artists in Japan, Rumiko Takahashi, has created a wildly colorful universe where the impossible and the everyday collide head-on, with hilarous results, in works like Urusei Yatsura, Ranma ? and many others. The screening includes episodes from three different television series based on Ms. Takahashi’s creations:

Inu Yasha Episodes 1 and 4 (2000), Viz (Sunrise), 50 min. Dir. Masashi Ikeda. Kagome Higurashi is a 15-year-old schoolgirl living at a history-filled Japanese shrine. After a chance fall into an abandoned well, Kagome meets the “dog demon” Inu Yasha, a half-human hybrid who longs to become all-demon.

Ranma ? Episode 2 (1989), Viz (Kitty Films), 25 min. Series dir. Tomomitsu Mochizuki. Martial arts teacher Soun Tendo thought engaging one of his three daughters to Ranma, the son of longtime friend and training partner Genma Saotome, was a good idea. But that was before “he” turned out to be a “she.”

Maison Ikkoku Episode 5 (1986), Viz (Kitty Films), 25 min. Series dir. Kazuo Yamazaki. Yusaku Godai has more than his share of problems. He’s young, he’s broke, and he lives in a rickety old boarding house filled with the most nosy (and noisy) neighbors in Japan.

This program is subtitled in English.