2021 / New Year’s eve event in Little Tokyo to include popular Japanese anime screening: “Weathering with You” & “Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train”

LOS ANGELES – Japan Expo Foundation will be hosting a onetime screening of Japan animation films Weathering with You at 12:00 pm and Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train at 3:30 pm at the Aratani Theatre, Little Tokyo on December 31, 2021.

All attendees for the Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train will receive an exclusive A5 postcard featuring illustrations by ufotable.

The two movie screenings will be part of Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo 2022, a New Year’s Eve and New Year’s celebration held in Little Tokyo. The event will allow visitors to experience Japanese traditional and pop culture through entertainment and food as the new year arrives.

Tickets are now on sale for general admission and VIP access. Seats are not reserved; however VIP ticketholders will have priority access to the theater. Prices are $13.50 (in advance) / $15.00 (at door) / $35.00 (VIP). Purchase tickets at jxla.splashthat.com

For more information about the event, visit the event website at jpexpousa.com or contact us at info@jpexpousa.com .



Director Makoto Shinkai returns again with the same team behind the smash hit Your Name for his latest romantic, fantasy film. Hodaka Morishima, a high school boy, runs away from his remote island to Tokyo. As he struggles to make ends meet, he befriends Hina Amano, an orphan girl who has the power to control the weather. The U.S. release in 2020 was met with positive reviews, earning 4 Annie Award nominations, including Best Independent Animated Feature.



Based on Koyoharu Gotoge’s hit manga, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba follows the story of Tanjiro Kamada who becomes a Demon Slayer in hopes to find a cure for his sister, Nezuko, who has been turned into a demon. In the film, Tanjiro and his fellow Demon Slayers investigate the mysterious disappearance of over 40 people aboard the Mugen Train with one of the strongest members of the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku. The first feature-length film from the anime series was released in the U.S. in April 2020 and became the #1 foreign-language film debut in U.S. box office history.