The Japanese Embassy and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. will be screening five anime films for free over the next two weeks.

The Japan Information and Culture Center of the Embassy of Japan and DC Anime Club will screen an English-subtitled version of One Piece: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventure in Alabasta in the Galleria at Lafayette Centre III on March 27 at 6:30 p.m. The screening is free; however, you need to make a reservation in order to see it.

The Smithsonian Institution's Freer Gallery of Art, in conjunction with the Japan Information and Cultural Center and Otakorp, will screen: Jungle Emperor Leo, Atagoal: Cat's Magical Forest, 5 Centimeters Per Second, and Appleseed: Ex Machina on April 5 as part of the Cherry Blossom Anime Marathon. Jungle Emperor Leo will be English-dubbed, while the others will be English-subtitled. Free tickets for all four films will be distributed on April 5, starting at 10:30 a.m.

Last edited by Lesley - Anime Editor; 03/20/08 05:27 PM.

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