Monday, February 22, 2016

Animated Events: "Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu" in Kalamazoo

Went looking for Isao Takahata's "Only Yesterday" at the Alamo Drafthouse theater in Kalamazoo. Found this instead for Friday at 7 p.m.: KIZUMONOGATARI PART 1: TEKKETSU. Have no idea what it is, but, hey, it's playing in Michigan, so...

From the Alamo Drafthouse website:

March 25th - Just another day during spring break.

Koyomi Araragi, a second year high school student at Naoetsu High School, befriends Tsubasa Hanekawa, the top honors student at his school. Tsubasa mentions a rumor about a “blonde vampire” that has been sighted around their town recently. Koyomi, who is usually anti-social, takes a liking to Tsubasa’s down-to-earth personality. That evening, Koyomi encounters this rumored vampire: she is Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade, also known as the “King of Apparitions.” The blonde, golden-eyed vampire cries out for Koyomi to save her as she lies in a pool of her own blood, all four of her limbs cut off. Kiss-shot asks Koyomi to give her his blood in order to save her life, and when he does, the very next moment he awakes, Koyomi finds himself re-born as her vampire kin.

Presented in Japanese with English subtitles

Remember folks, if we don't support animation in our local theaters, they won't show more! The Alamo Drafthouse in Kalamazoo has been doing a Studio Ghibli marathon over the past month. Ticket sales show theaters that there's a demand for quality animated films in Michigan.