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Halloween Animezing!: The Boy and the Beast (2015)

  • Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

Halloween Animezing!: The Boy and the Beast (2015)

Join us in your favorite costume for a special Halloween treat and the 2016 Japan Academy Prize winner for Best Animated Film by the Director of Summer Wars and Wolf Children!

When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice.

Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test—a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.

Japanese w. English subtitles | Rated PG-13 | 120 min | 2015 | Dir. by Mamoru Hosoda

Registration is required, and costume/cosplay is highly encouraged!


You are invited to

Animezing: The Boy and the Beast

Friday, October 28th, 2016

from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

1150 18th Street Northwest

Suite 100

Washington DC 20036 US

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

In the event of a cancellation, please contact us at

Doors open 30 minutes before the program. Program begins at 6:30PM.

No admittance after 7PM or once seating is full.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee a seat.

Earlier Event: October 28
Film Screening: M