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Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:00pm

Where: University of Waikato, Knighton Road, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: JapaneseConsulate

Join us for the Japanese Film Evenings for 2015!

Japanese films shown at Massey University are usually screened on the first Monday the month from 6:30pm and are preceded by a documentary about Japanese culture from 6:15pm.

All films have English subtitles.
Admission is free and booking is not necessary.
Films, dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances so please contact us to confirm details.

We hope that you will enjoy the films and gain a deeper insight into various aspects of Japanese society.

April film "komaneko - The Curious Cat + Komaneko's Christmas "
(Original Writer/ Director / Character design: Tsuneo Goda , 2006+2009, 60min.+20min. Rating:G )

Perfect for little ones, and captivating even for big kids and adults.

Komaneko is from the creator, Tsuneo Goda, of the famous animation character – Domo.

Tsuneo Goda firstly made the 5 min animation, “Komaneko – the First Step” as a demonstration work of stop-motion animation for an exhibition. Well-received by the audience, the film was invited by many international animation festivals and obtained the Excellence Prize (Animation Division) of the Japan Media Arts Festival 2003.

Tsuneo Goda then spent 4 years to develop the short film into an one-hour animation, “Komaneko – the Curious Cats”. Screening together with “Komaneko’s Christmas – a Lost Present”, the latest short film of Komaneko.

Presented by the Consulate-General of Japan, The University of Auckland, The University of Waikato, Massey University Albany Campus, The Japan Foundation.

©TYO/dwarf・Komaneko Film Partners

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