There is a Brand New Anime Film Festival This Weekend!

Exiting news for anime fans! The first annual Los Angeles Anime Film Festival (LA-AFF) is happening this weekend, September 15-17th at the Regal L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles! This festival is brought to you by International Creative Company Rydgen Inc. in partnership with film distribution company Azoland Pictures.

Tickets for the LA-AFF, including the opening night gala, are now available through the official Eventbrite page at:


Tickets to the opening night gala includes admission to the opening ceremony where patrons will enjoy a special screening of Namakura Katana, one of the first animated short films from Japan created in 1917, in celebration of the 100th year since the birth of anime. Each ticket holder will also receive an exclusive gift bag which will feature special No Game No Life Zero themed merchandise.

Tickets for each screening are available and on sale at:

Opening Gala Screening – Friday, September 15 No Game No Life Zero, dir. Atsuko Ishizuka, Japan, 2017 *North American Premiere Namakura Gatana (Special Presentation)

Closing Film – Sunday, September 17 Akira, dir. Katsuhiro Otomo, Japan, 1988

Check out the sweet line-up of films below!

Festival Lineup

009 Re:Cyborg 3D, dir. Kenji Kamiyama, Japan, 2012

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, dir. Tatsuyuki Nagai, Japan 2013

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, dir. Shinichirō Watanabe, Hiroyuki Okiura, Yoshiyuki Takei, Japan, 2001

Ghost in the Shell, dir. Mamoru Oshii, Japan, 1995

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, dir. Mamoru Oshii, Japan, 2004 (35mm)

Kiki’s Delivery Service, dir. Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 1989

King of Prism by PrettyRhythm dir. Masakazu Hishida, Japan, 2016 *North American Premiere*

Love Live! The School Idol Movie, dir. Takahiko Kyogoku, Japan, 2015

Metropolis, dir. Rintaro, Japan, 2001

Miss Hokusai, dir. Keiichi Hara, Japan, 2015

My Neighbor Totoro, dir. Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 1988

Paprika, dir. Satoshi Kon, Japan, 2006 (35mm)

Pigtails, dir. Yoshimi Itazu, Japan, 2015

Porco Rosso, dir. Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 1992

Red Turtle, dir. Michaël Dudok de Wit, France/Belgium/Japan, 2016

Summer Wars, dir. Mamoru Hosoda, Japan, 2009



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About Rydgen Inc.
Rydgen Inc. is a creative company based in Los Angeles and Harajuku, Tokyo. The company develops, operates, and promotes entertainment events and film festival in North America and also provides production services for creative work.

About Azoland Pictures, LLC Azoland Pictures is a film distribution company that offers Japanese anime and live-action films to the audience in North America. The company also organizes movie premieres, anime related film festivals, and J-Pop events in the Los Angeles area. In 2017, Azoland Pictures has theatrically distributed Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu and Sword Art Online The Movie – Ordinal Scale – English dub. More information available at

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