2016 / Hollywood Chinese 6 Theaters to host free screening of modern Kabuki story “One Piece” in high definition, Nov. 27

Cinema Kabuki "One Piece" (C) Shoich Co. Ltd.

Cinema Kabuki “One Piece” (C) Shoich Co. Ltd.

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles presents free screening of Kabuki “One Piece” in Cinema Kabuki high-definition format at a Hollywood theater, Nov. 27, 10 AM & 1:30PM

Kabuki production company Shochiku Co. Ltd. has released Cinema Kabuki series since 2005. Cinema Kabuki offers the unique opportunity of experiencing full-scale Kabuki performances to audiences outside of Japan by some of Japan’s biggest stars in high definition on the big screen with English subtitles.

Kabuki “One Piece” featuring Ichikawa Ennosuke is an adaption from manga series “One Piece.” Original “One Piece” is Japan’s top-selling manga of all time, and one of its most beloved. This high fantasy saga is about a super-powered young man who travels as a pirate from island to island on an ocean planet.

The plot is from a specific “One Piece” storyline that happens in the middle of the long saga – The Paramount War. It covers volumes 51 to 60 of the manga and episodes 457 to 489 of the anime.

Los Angeles screening of Cinema Kabuki “One Piece” will not only introduces kabuki theatres to audiences outside of Japan, but also showcases elements of traditional kabuki: acting style, classical language, set design, costume elements, and more.

Cinema Kabuki “One Piece” is recorded in 2015 at the Shinbashi Enbujo theater in Tokyo.

Date: November 27, 2016 (Sunday)
Screening times: 10:00AM / 1:30PM (Length: 118mins.)
Japanese with English subtitles

Location: TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

The TCL Chinese 6 Theatres is adjacent to the famous handprints of Hollywood stars site. Parking will be scarce due to that evening’s Christmas Parade on Hollywood Blvd. Street closures around the theater is expected.

Metro subway is recommended to access the theater. Metro Hollywood / Highland Station is located in the underground of the same shopping center complex with the TCL Chinese 6 Theatre.

Admission: FREE
Click HERE to reserve 10AM Screening
Click HERE to reserve 1:30PM Screening

Audience members who reserve a seat in advance will be let into the theatre first.

Five minutes before the screening starts, walk-ins will be allowed into the theatre. The Japan Foundation can only guarantee your seat if you reserve a spot and arrive at least 5 minutes early.

Cinema Kabuki “One Piece” trailer: https://youtu.be/YYLdUfRPmJ4