A rare screening of Spirited Away and Wolf Children
Special guest appearance by Shihori Nakane! Anime and videogame music composer! (Fairy Tail, Macross, etc.)
Authentic Studio Ghibli merchandise imported from Japan
Japanese dessert for all supplied by HCafe Japanese Cafe! Vegan options available!
Mixer activities for a chance to make meaningful connections
Green screen fun with props
A cosplay contest for prizes
Exclusive handmade goods and original designs by Toronto artist collective Studio Otesei
Raffle prizes (shirts, art, and more)
A cosplay contest!
LIMITED SPOTS in the beautiful and intimate Fox Theatre
*This schedule is subject to change as plans and performers are finalized
Authentic Japanese Cheesecake from HCafe Japanese Cafe!
HISTORY: In April 2017, Culture Toronto held it's first Studio Ghibli Double Feature because we love anime, and Hayao Miyazaki does some of the best anime movies ever. Since the date was April 1st, April Fool’s Day, we call these events Foolish for Ghibli! As we branch out using other anime, we'll never forget the standard we started with - now these are Foolish for Ghibli PLUS events!
This FFG+ event occurring on February 16th, during Valentine’s Day weekend, has a lot of magic in store. We’re showing great works by both Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki and the acclaimed Mamoru Hosoda - Spirited Away and Wolf Children. Both of these movies are utterly magical, with love and important decisions between very different worlds to make for main characters - you’ll be wondering if you would make similar decisions yourself. It is going to be an utter joy to watch these movies with great stories with equally compelling animation together on the big screen! Join us!
This isn’t our first Miyazaki and Hosoda mashup but it is one of our grandest.
DISCLAIMER: tissues will not be provided
Special Guest and Performers:
Shihori is a music composer and lyric writer who has sold over 100,000 CDs in Japan and become one of the most prominent young music creators in Japan - her work has been in movies, anime, games and more. She has written songs for some famous Japanese artists like Momoiro Clover Z (ももいろクローバーZ) and has done collabs with the famous composer of One Piece Kohei Tanaka. We were particularly excited to see that she's done work on music from Fairy Tail and Macross too! And most importantly, she was excited about our little event here in Toronto and will be coming on Feb 16th - this is her first time in Canada so lets make her feel at home!
Here’s your friendly neighbourhood idol, who loves to make people happy. Yumemi 夢美 has performed at many events across the GTA, you may know her as the winner of AN Idol 2016 and AN Ultimate Idol 2018. She aspires to be a good role model and encourages others to follow their passions. She hopes to one day be an inspiring singer in Japan.
She has launched a new store debuting her very own mascot Tsuki月. If you would like to support her check out her store.
Lauren Collis / Toastheaven.
Lauren Collis, or Toastheaven on the interwebs, has been performing since she was singing to an audience of teddy bears. She's been seen on various community theatre stages in the Burlington-Hamilton area, as well as performed in Carnegie Hall with Eric Whitacre. Most recently she took first place in the 2018 Anime North Idol competition in Toronto, and performed in the "Anime North Live!" showcase at the Mississauga Japan Festival.
WHERE and WHEN:
Fox Theatre in The Beaches, 2236 Queen St E, Toronto, ON, M4E 1G2
Saturday February 16th, 9:30-4:00pm
P.S. Great cafes and eats are within steps and the beach is literally a 5 minute walk away!
Please book BELOW
$30 + HST for Super Early Bird Tickets (LIMITED)
$35 + HST Early Bird Tickets
$40 + HST Normal Price Tickets
Q: When will I receive my tickets?
A: We don't actually send out physical tickets. When you buy your tickets, we put your name on a guest list while you are sent a digital confirmation of your purchase.
Q: Do I have to cosplay?
A: Of course you don't! Come any way you want. There is a cosplay contest though that we will all watch and enjoy, and the prizes are $$$.
Q: Is this a family friendly event?
A: The films are totally appropriate for kids.
Q: Are the movies subtitled or dubbed?
A: When you come to our anime events, you start to get polls about what we should watch next and whether they should be dubbed or subbed. We cater to our loyal followers. If you are asked to, please vote!
Q: Is there a refund policy?
A: We have a no refund policy but if you explain your situation, we can usually figure something out.
We have had some great times! Lets have more :)