This month, Chicago filmgoers are lucky enough to experience not one but four genre-defining anime classics on the silver screen as part of Anime Auteurs, a series put on by Facets.
In Japan, manga cafes are innumerous. They are places where manga or anime fans can enjoy snacks and refreshments while reading or spending time together. Somehow, despite the culture’s popularity in the United States, there are none of these types of cafes around—until now. Chicagoan Tayler Tillman wants to bring these Japanese mainstays stateside with […]
Van Paugam, 36, is a DJ who specializes in the 70s and 80s Japanese jazz, disco, funk, and fusion records collectively known as City Pop. In 2015, he started a YouTube channel that helped renew popular interest in the genre, which in turn allowed him to move his musical activities into the offline world when […]
1 hour 57 min
1 hour 39 min • 2015
PG • 1 hour 40 min • 2018
Makato Shinkai’s movie is the body-swapping romance-cum-disaster film you didn’t realize you were waiting for.
The live-action adaptation of Shirow Masamune’s celebrated manga is the year’s biggest moviegoing disappointment so far.
PG • 1 hour 46 min • 2017
PG-13 • 1 hour 33 min • 2015
1 hour • 2016
A look at cosplay from this weekend’s ACEN convention, the midwest’s largest expo of anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture.
1 hour 40 min • 2015
Street View featuring artist and DJ Ashley Barton sporting ultrabright colors.
PG • 1 hour 43 min • 2015