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Tsai Auditorium S010, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
Cool Japan 2008-09: Virtual Worlds, Real Politics
TEKKON KINKREET (2006, Dir. Michael Arias) Film Screening & Panel Discussion. Tekkon Kinkreet was awarded Best Animated Film at the 2008 Japan Academy Award. Based on a 1996 manga by Taiyo Matsumoto and produced by Tokyo-based Studio 4C, it is the first animated film directed and written by Americans, and underscores the transnational character of contemporary anime production.
6:00-7:00 - Panel Discussion
ABÉ MARCUS NORNES, University of Michigan and Harvard University
SUSAN NAPIER, Tufts University
ANTHONY WEINTRAUB, Tekkon Kinkreet screenwriter
7:00-8:45 - TEKKON KINKREET film screening
8:45-9:30 - Q&A and Discussion
Harvard/MIT Cool Japan research project event sponsored by the MIT Japan Program, MIT Foreign Languages and Literatures, and the Reischauer Institute. Special thanks to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Studio 4°C.

see also: http://web.mit.edu/cooljapan/events.html#1

Official Website: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~rijs/programs/calendar.html

Added by Erik Mallinson on September 26, 2008


Erik Mallinson

I think there's something lost in translation… I'm pretty sure it's not the first animated film by americans.

I love the soundtrack to this movie. If you haven't seen it - the entire soundtrack is by Plaid.