Anime

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Cineplex Events is proud to present a range of anime content throughout the year. Please note that screenings are offered in both dubbed and subtitled versions.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection

Synopsis

English dubbed. He gave up his life to save the world and protect the ones he loved. The day Lelouch vi Brittannia fell was the day this war-torn world found peace. Now, as his friends work to keep the peace, a terrorist attack could risk everything. Can the brilliant tactician outwit death and save them all? Or will Lelouch’s legacy fall here?

Cast

Johnny Yong Bosch, Kate Higgins, Yuri Lowenthal, Jared Gilmore

Dates

Penguin Highway

Synopsis

Budding genius Aoyama is only in the 4th grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery. When he finds the source of the penguins is a woman from his dentist’s office, they team up for an unforgettable summer adventure!

Cast

Kana Kita, Yuu Aoi, Megumi Han, Miki Fukui

Dates


Okko's Inn

Synopsis

After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional Japanese inn built on top of an ancient spring said to have healing waters. While she goes about her chores and prepares to become the inn’s next caretaker, Okko discovers there are spirits who live there that only she can see – not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games and help her navigate her new environment. The inn’s motto is that it welcomes all and will reject none, and this is soon put to the test as a string of new guests challenge Okko’s ability to be a gracious host.

The latest feature from famed anime studio Madhouse and director Kitaro Kosaka, who was a key animator on numerous classic films at the venerable Studio Ghibli, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with the storybook charm of Okko’s beloved ghosts. Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of humanity.

English cast

Madigan Kacmar, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Alyson Leigh

Japanese cast

Seiran Kobayashi, Nana Mizuki, Satsumi Matsuda

Dates

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind - Studio Ghibli Fest

Synopsis

The debut film from Hayao Miyazaki, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is considered by many to be his masterwork — and there are few films, animated or otherwise, of such sweeping scope and grandeur. Set in a devastated future world decimated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects, Nausicaä is the story of a young princess, both brave and innocent, whose love for all living things and passionate determination to understand the processes of nature lead her into terrible danger, sacrifice, and eventual triumph.

English cast

Alison Lohman, Patrick Stewart, Uma Thurman, Mark Hamill

Japanese cast

Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda

Dates

Whisper of the Heart - Studio Ghibli Fest

Synopsis

A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and a boy who has previously borrowed all of the library books she chooses.

English cast

Brittany Snow, David Gallagher, Ashley Tisdale, Cary Elwes

Japanese cast

Yoko Honna, Issey Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana

Dates

Kiki’s Delivery Service - Studio Ghibli Fest

Synopsis

From the legendary Hayao Miyazaki comes the beloved story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and set out into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her life journey with her chatty black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a sea-side village, where a bakery owner hires her to make deliveries. Rarely has the animator’s art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film – a beautiful and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world.

English cast

Kirsten Dunst, Debbie Reynolds, Phil Hartman

Japanese cast

Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi

Dates

My Neighbor Totoro - Studio Ghibli Fest

Synopsis

One of the most endearing and internationally renowned films of all time, a film that Roger Ebert called “one of the five best movies” ever made for children, My Neighbor Totoro is a deceptively simple tale of two girls, Satsuki and Mei, who move with their father to a new house in the countryside. They soon discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoro’s, gentle but powerful creatures who live in a huge and ancient camphor tree and are seen only by children. Based on Miyazaki’s own childhood imaginings, Totoros look like oversized pandas with bunny ears and they take the girls on spinning-top rides through the tree tops and introduce them to a furry, multi-pawed Catbus — a nod to Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat.

English cast

Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Tim Daly

Japanese cast

Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto

Dates

The Secret World Of Arrietty

Synopsis

Residing quietly beneath the floorboards are little people who live undetected in a secret world to be discovered, where the smallest may stand tallest of all. From the legendary Studio Ghibli (“Spirited Away,” “Ponyo”) comes “The Secret World of Arrietty,” an animated adventure based on Mary Norton’s acclaimed children’s book series “The Borrowers.” Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler), a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents (voices of Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper (voice of Carol Burnett). Like all little people, Arrietty (AIR-ee-ett-ee) remains hidden from view, except during occasional covert ventures beyond the floorboards to “borrow” scrap supplies like sugar cubes from her human hosts. But when 12-year-old Shawn (voice of David Henrie), a human boy who comes to stay in the home, discovers his mysterious housemate one evening, a secret friendship blossoms. If discovered, their relationship could drive Arrietty’s family from the home and straight into danger. The English language version of “The Secret World of Arrietty” was executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, and directed by Gary Rydstrom.

English cast

Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, David Henrie, Saoirse Ronan

Japanese cast

Mirai Shida, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ryûnosuke Kamiki

Dates

Howl's Moving Castle - Studio Ghibli Fest

Synopsis

A love story between an 18-year-old girl named Sophie, cursed by a witch into an old woman's body, and a magician named Hauru. Under the curse, Sophie sets out to seek her fortune, which takes her to Hauru's strange Moving Castle. In the castle, Sophie meets Hauru's fire demon, named Calcifer. Seeing that she is under a curse, the demon makes a deal with Sophie;--if she breaks the contract he is under with Hauru, then Calcifer will lift the curse that Sophie is under, and she will return to her 18-year-old shape.

Cast

Christian Bale, Emily Mortimer, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Jean Simmons, Josh Hutcherson, Billy Crystal, Jena Malone

Dates

Spirited Away - Studio Ghibli Anime Series

Synopsis

A Japanese anime film from the creator of "Princess Mononoke," this is the story of a girl named Chihiro who travels into the world of gods to find a way to turn her parents into human form after they were turned into... pigs.

English cast

Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette

Japanese cast

Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki

Dates

Princess Mononoke - Studio Ghibli Fest

Synopsis

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

English cast

Billy Crudup, Billy Bob Thornton, Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson

Japanese cast

Yoji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yuko Tanaka

Dates

The Tale of Princess Kaguya - Studio Ghibli Fest

Synopsis

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately, she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Cast

Chloe Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen

Dates

Presentations may not be available at all participating theatres for all advertised dates.