The Japanese Film Festival returns to venues across Ireland this November, bringing the best new Japanese films to Irish audiences. The festival will launch in Cork before touring to Dublin, Limerick, Waterford and Galway throughout November. Japanese Film Festival Pass for Dublin and Galway available to buy, priced at €50 for 8 screenings. The festival, which is a collaboration between access>CINEMA and The Embassy of Japan in Ireland, will present the Irish premiere of Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning in the Light House Cinema, Smithfield on Saturday 29 September at 6pm. (Watch the trailer here)
Based on the successful Japanese TV anime, and presented just a week after its Japanese release, the festival presents the first film in the anticipated Tiger and Bunny series. On an alternative Earth, superheroes are celebrities and a high-rating TV show ranks their achievements, awarding them points until an annual King of Heroes is crowned. Old-school hero Wild Tiger is assigned a new partner with very different views on the heroes’ role in society, but soon a vigilante criminal presents them with a serious problem.