Fans of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and the works of Makoto Shinkai will have a chance to catch a special screening of recent movies from each should they be in Los Angeles on December 31, 2021.
Anime Expo announced on Twitter that they will hold screenings of Shinkai’s Weathering with You and Koyoharu Gotoguge’s Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train to end 2021 and ring in 2022.
How to register for each screening
Tickets are on sale now for both (register by clicking here). Weathering with You will have doors open at 11:30 am with a noon screening. It will be shown with original Japanese audio and English subtitles. It has a run time of 114 minutes.
Mugen Train’s doors open at 3:00 pm with a 3:30 screening. It will also be in original Japanese audio with English subtitles. It has a run time of 117 minutes. The website notes that this screening includes an “exclusive A5 postcard.”
Tickets for each screening are priced at $13.50 each. However, you can purchase a VIP Anime Wonderland pass for $35.00 which not only gets you tickets to each screening, but gives you priority access – skip the lines!
COVID precaution measures are in place. First, all attendees must be vaccinated or tested negative 72 hours prior to attending a screening. Second, all attendees must show their vaccination card or negative test results. Lastly, all attendees are required to wear a mask inside at all times.
Acclaimed works in Weathering with You and Demon Slayer
Weathering with You by Shinkai tells the story of a high school boy who runs away from rurality to the big city of Tokyo, where he befriends an orphaned girl who has the ability to control the weather. It is a romantic fantasy film that debuted in 2019, winning a number of awards including Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards – known better as the Oscars.
Gotouge’s Mugen Train continues the anime adaptation of his manga, the movie encapsulating the Mugen Train arc. Here, Tanjiro Kamado and his sister Nezuko – along with Inosuke Hashibira and Zenitsu Agatsuma – join Pillar (Hashira) Kyojuro Rengoku on a train ride that has seen the disappearances of many humans. The anime has won several awards, including Anime of the Year for 2020 by Crunchyroll.
Will you be in Los Angeles on December 31? Purchase your tickets now so you can watch these special screenings to ring in your new year!