Screening of Animated Films by Makoto Shinkai
04 Jul 2017 / Tue / 10AM
Ateneo Art Gallery
In line with Manga Hokusai Manga, Ateneo Art Gallery will be screening animated films by Makoto Shinkai from the collection of The Japan Foundation, Manila. Voices of a Distant Star (2002) and The Garden of Words (2013) will be shown on all Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays until the 26th of July 2017.
July 4, 5, 8, 11, 12 15, 18, 19, 22, 25 & 26
10 am and 2 pm

*Both films will be shown during each time slot at the Manga Hokusai Manga exhibition space.

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This full length feature anime film tells the intimate, dramatic story of a 15 year old boy named Takao Azizuki, whose dreams of becoming a shoemaker are understood by seemingly no one, until he meets a special but distant girl in the park, who may be the only one to believe in him, if she can overcome the troubles within herself that keep her from getting close. (Source:
Makoto Shinkai's animated science fiction film Voices of a Distant Star concerns a fighter pilot who travels into space to fight in an alien war. Mikako braves death in battle while her great love Noboru stays on earth. Their only communication is text-messages. Due to the theory of relativity, Noboru ages years at a time between visits from Mikako, while she ages just days or weeks at a time. (Source: