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Anime Poster Exhibit at the Japan Foundation

The Japan Foundation is having an exhibit of anime posters featuring heroines, starting today actually. Details follow...

Shoujo Power!

Anime Heroines Poster Exhibition
September 13 - October 27, 2004

The Japan Foundation, Toronto
131 Bloor Street West, Suite 213
Toronto, Ontario

Monday to Friday, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, 12 PM to 5 PM
Closed Sundays & October 11 (Thanksgiving Day)

Free Admission

Anime, or Japanese animation, has been rising in popularity around the world. Last year's presentation of the Best Animated Feature Film Academy Award to Director Hayao Miyazaki for Spirited Away was not only deserved recognition of his achievements, but an acknowledgement of the high quality and success of animation from Japan.

From September 13 to October 27, 2004, The Japan Foundation presents a poster exhibition introducing the celebrated anim heroines of film and television. Powerful characters, predominantly schoolgirls, are found across all anime genres from space adventure to romantic comedy.

A highlight is a special collection of posters from Hayao Miyazaki's films. The connection between anime and manga (Japanese comic books) will be explored through a Manga Corner, where visitors are invited to sit and read. Background information on manga and Osamu Tezuka, the father of anime, will be presented through documentary videos. A Cosplay (Costume Play) Display will also pay tribute to anime fans that make and wear costumes of their favourite heroine characters.
For more information, contact: info@jftor.org or 416-966-1600, ext. 230.