The Japanese Film Festival returns to Melbourne from 27th November to 7th December.
The latest blockbusters direct from Japan will be screening including many live-action adaptations of popular manga series.
A festival highlight will be the Rurouni Kenshin movie trilogy.
The Tokugawa shogunate's forces are defeated by a samurai uprising led by Kenshin who later becomes a wanderer and renounces killing but is forced to grapple with his vows when society is plagued by crime and violence.
The Library has the anime version of Rurouni Kenshin on DVD in our Audiovisual collection.
Thermae Romae was a popular screening at last years JFF, so this year their screening of Thermae Romae II is likely to sell-out quickly.
Roman architect Lucius's bathhouse plans are rejected as not modern enough. Fortunately, he discovers a time-travel portal between ancient Rome and present-day Japan, a mecca of modern bathhouses!
The Library has the first Thermae Romae movie on DVD in our Audiovisual collection.
Make sure you also read the whole story, The Library has the manga of Thermae Romae vol.1 vol.2 & vol.3
Also screening is Lupin the Third, the latest live action adventure of the world's greatest gentleman thief.
The Library has vol 1 & vol 2 of the Lupin manga and also the dvd of the Miyazaki anime Castle of Cagliostro which also features Lupin III.
The eagerly awaited live action version of Kiki's Delivery Service will also be screening.
You can check out the Studio Ghibli animated version of Kiki in the Library on dvd and streaming.
"Juon - the beginning" will also be shown. Its the final of the J-horror Ju-on series.
The Library has the dvd of the first Ju-on movie, "The Grudge".
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