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AX Cinema Nights Presents ‘Tokyo Godfathers’ Anime 20th Anniversary National Theatrical Screenings

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Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Director Satoshi Kon’s Landmark Anime Film with Nationwide Theatrical Releases Presented in Stunning 4K

Press Release:

Los Angeles, CA – Iconic Events Releasing, a company specializing in distributing special engagement theatrical events to theatres, highlights one of anime’s most poignant and critically acclaimed films as it invites fans to theatrical screenings of TOKYO GODFATHERS at special theatrical events across North America from December 11-13 in the latest installment of Anime Expo Cinema Nights.

Anime Expo Cinema Nights invites you to celebrate TOKYO GODFATHERS, the acclaimed holiday classic from master director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue), as it returns to theaters to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a 4K restoration under the supervision of the original art director and producers.

AX Cinema Nights is a year-round movie event series celebrating the best new and classic anime films by bringing them to theaters across North America. It provides the passionate fan community with immersive and unforgettable experiences beyond the annual Anime Expo. 


Screens Dec. 11th (sub), Dec. 12th (sub), Dec. 13th (encore of choice)

Tickets, participating theatres, and more information are available at: 

Tokyo Godfathers 20th Anniversary – AX Cinema Nights Satoshi Kon Fest

Release Dates: Dec. 11th (sub), Dec. 12th (sub), Dec. 13th (encore screening)

On Christmas Eve, three homeless companions stumble upon a baby girl in a garbage heap. They name her Kiyoko, and vow to care for her as they track down her family. Haunted by memories of their own broken pasts and pursued by a cast of shadowy characters from Tokyo’s nightlife, Hana, Gin and Miyuki overcome their differences and learn to trust one another as a new, makeshift family. With the New Year fast approaching, the mystery behind baby Kiyoko deepens, and these unlikely heroes discover the surprising — and sometimes miraculous — connections that have brought them all together. Co-written by Keiko Nobumoto (Cowboy Bebop) and featuring a whimsical score by Keiichi Suzuki, TOKYO GODFATHERS is a masterpiece by turns heartfelt, hilarious, and highly original, a tale of hope and redemption in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

About Anime Expo

Anime Expo brings together fans and industry from Japan, the U.S and all over the world for the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America. Taking place every year since 1992, the Anime Expo convention features the best in Japanese animation, popular art, entertainment, music, fashion, and video games. The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is the parent company that presents Anime Expo and is now presenting the theatrical series, “AX Cinema Nights.” 

For more information, visit;

Instagram: @animeexpo

Twitter: @animeexpo

Facebook: @animeexpo

About Iconic Events Releasing
A fast-growing name in event cinema, Iconic Events Releasing brings live and captured entertainment to movie theaters ranging from special events to traditional full run releases. Programming includes live pay-per-view sports, horror & genre films, faith-based films, anime, concerts and music docs, and special repertory and comedy events. Iconic Event’s theater network represents the country’s preeminent cinemas offering enhanced guest experiences, high-quality food & beverage service, and reserved seating. 

More information is available at

Instagram: @IconicEventsNow

Twitter: @IconicEventsNow

Facebook: @IconicEventsNow

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