Attention, Makoto Shinkai and Ouran Fans!

Your temporary heaven is coming to San Diego from October 11-18. From Anime News Network via TokyoGraph:

The 8th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival will screen 5cm per Second, the latest animated film from director Makoto Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days), during its run from October 11 to 18.

But wait, there’s more! From the original TokyoGraph story:

Also being screened is “The Great Happiness Space: Tale of An Osaka Love Thief,” an acclaimed documentary by British director Jake Clennell about the world of Japanese host clubs.

Mike’s Take: Living only a couple of hours away from San Diego during most of the year, and with a good friend who also lives there, I’m severely tempted to go just to see Byousoku 5 cm on the big screen. Shinkai need space to do justice to his visuals. (I had the chance to do it at AX this year, but I was too tired. For more info, see my recent review.) Yes, just Byousoku. No, I didn’t mention the other showing for anything other than informational reasons. Really. I swear! You’ll make me a host over my dead–

Ahem. Sorry. Anyways, one more night of grading homeworks, and then total freedom. Have a good evening everyone! (I’m also going to be out of comission for most of tomorrow as I’ll be heading back home on a plane for the day–which gives me lots of uninterrupted time to edit the podcast. :))

Author: gendomike

Michael lives in the Los Angeles area, and has been into anime since he saw Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1999. Some of his favorite shows include Full Metal Alchemist, Honey and Clover, and Welcome to the NHK!. Since 2003 he has gone to at least one anime convention every year. A public radio junkie, which naturally led to podcasting, he now holds a seminary degree and is looking to become Dr. Rev. Otaku Bible Man any day now. Michael can be reached at You can also find his Twitter account at @gendomike.

1 thought on “Attention, Makoto Shinkai and Ouran Fans!

  1. Have a nice weekend! I feel envious for you guys over there, catching 5cm on the big screen would definitely be something to behold. ):

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