Yes, exactly what it says and I just found out about it today. However, I don’t think I’d been able to see it anyway. I think tickets were sold out for the festival like a month ago or more. I got this info from my Deviant Art account.



The live-action adaptation of the “Rurouni Kenshin” manga and anime series is set to make its U.S. premiere at the LA EigaFest 2012 film festival.

It will be held Dec. 14-16 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.

The smash-hit swashbuckler will serve as a festival opener.

Director Keishi Otomo will attend the opening ceremony and join a news conference.

Organized by the Japan Film Society, the festival was launched in 2011 with the aim of promoting stronger bonds between Japan and the United States through Japanese film and culture.

It offers a showcase of Japanese and Japanese-influenced films. The festival also tries to cultivate young talent in the Japanese and U.S. film industries and create business opportunities.

In addition to “Rurouni Kenshin,” anime feature “Wolf Children,” manga-based “Thermae Romae” and “Helter Skelter” will be shown. The festival will also include other hit movies, including “The Kirishima Thing,” “The Floating Castle” and “Rakugo Eiga.”

Four short films selected from the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia in Japan and six winning entries of the EigaFest’s Shorts Competition will also be presented.

“Rurouni Kenshin” is based on a manga of the same name by Nobuhiro Watsuki. Its animated TV and feature film adaptations have won a good number of fans in the United States.

The live-action adaptation drew international attention when the production was announced. The movie opened Aug. 25 in Japan and became a box office success.

For more information about the LA EigaFest, visit (

Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.

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