The Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland is very pleased to announce the return of the Monthly Japanese Film Evenings to Auckland.
Free Japanese films shown at the University of Auckland (May - Lecture Theatre 109-B15, General Library Building) are usually screened on the last Thursday of the month from 7 pm and are preceded by a documentary about Japanese culture from 6:45 pm.
- All films have English subtitles.
- Booking is not necessary.
- Films, dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
- This event will be held only under NZ Covid-19 Alert Level 1 or lower.
Please contact us to confirm details.
We hope that you will enjoy the films and gain a deeper insight into various aspects of Japanese culture.
May film: "Pop In Q "
(Director: Naoki Miyahara, 2016, 95min. Rating: PG)
Dance along with the girls as they work together to save the planet from destruction!
Young girls stand up together to overcome adversity and save the world in this fantasy idol anime commemorating the 60th anniversary of Toei Animation. From the director of “Pretty Cure”, the magical girls anime metaseries that has swept Japan and now culminated into 16 seasons, Naoki Miyahara directs “Pop in Q”.
Third-year middle-schooler and track and field athlete Isumi (Seto Asami) is told by her parents that she must move to Tokyo with them. In frustration, Isumi runs to the beach and comes across a mysterious crystal shard. Upon picking it up, she is transported to another world and encounters a strange life-form calling itself a Pokon. The Pokon tells her that time and space is in danger of collapsing, and that there is only one way to save it – dance!
©TOEI ANIMATION / 「POPIN Q」 PARTNERS 2016
Presented by the Consulate-General of Japan, the University of Auckland, Massey University and the Japan Foundation.