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J-Film: Neko Samurai

  • THE JAPAN INFORMATION AND CULTURE CENTER 1150 18th Street NW, Suite 100 Washington DC, 20036 (map)

Neko Samurai | Directed by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi | February 17, 2016
Wednesday at 6:30PM | 2014 |100 min |Japanese w. English subtitles | Unrated

"Directed by former Takashi Miike Assistant Director Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, Neko Samurai (Samurai ♥ Cat) is perfect for cat lovers and cinephiles alike."

- Japan Society, New York

A once-feared swordsman, Kyutaro Madarame finds himself a penniless and masterless samurai in old Edo (Tokyo), Japan. Desperate for money, he accepts an assassination contract from a local gang.

The target: a rival boss' beloved white-cat, Tamanojo.

However, when Kyutaro lays his eyes on Tamanojo, his heart melts and he is unable to carry out the deed. Instead, he escapes with the cat, invoking the rage of both gangs who now seek to exact their revenge. Before Kyutaro can live his life in peace as a newly-converted "cat person", he must face both clans in a final showdown.

Starring Kazuki Kitamura, Misako Renbutsu, Yasufumi Terawaki


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

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Doors open 30 minutes before the program.
No admittance after 7:00PM 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.

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