MA – The Boy & The Beast Screening


Ian Condry (MIT) and Jennifer Fu (Funimation) host a discussion and screening of the anime THE BOY AND THE BEAST at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Building 34-101 on Tuesday April 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM! Admission is FREE on open to the public!

Latest feature anime film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children)

When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely family will be put to ultimate test—a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.

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MA – Soul of Anime Signing

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Celebrate the publication of Ian Condry’s new book The Soul of Anime:  Collaborative Creativity and Japan’s Media Success Story at MIT in Room E51-149 on Thursday March 14th at 4:00 pm.  Why is Japan the world leader in animation?  Cultural anthropologist and professor at MIT, Condry will give a multimedia presentation on his book’s findings.  Based on fieldwork in Tokyo’s anime studios, he argues that collaborative creativity, which connects manga, anime, toys and fans, is the key to anime’s global success. Talk is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the MIT Cool Japan research project.