Starting on July 27th and running through August 4th, the Japan Film Festival of San Francisco, presented by J-POP Summit Festival, is screening a total of at least 15 Japanese films, almost half of which are Toho related and include several US premieres.

The Toho produced and distributed films set to appear include the animated film Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge (2013), Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower (2010), Platinum Data (2013) and Library Wars (2013), the latter of which includes a special question and answer with director Shinsuke Sato, who also directed GANTZ (2011).

While the venue is mostly dedicated to movies that opened this year or in 2012, a few slightly older titles are included. Among this is the 2010 science fiction production Space Battleship Yamato, a live action, big budget adaptation of the famous cartoon. The space opera marks its West Coast premier, while films Lesson of the Evil (2013) and Wolf Children (2012) are celebrating their first time screening in San Francisco.

The Japan Film Festival of San Francisco will be presented at New People in San Francisco’s Japan Town, located at 1746 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115.

The tentative schedule is provided below (PST):

July 27th, Saturday
1:30 PM
How to Build a Mobile House
(98 min, English Subtitled)

4:20 PM
Lesson of the Evil
(129 min, English Subtitled)

7:20 PM
Dreams for Sale
(137 min, English Subtitled)

July 28th, Sunday
11:00 AM
Wolf Children
(117 min, English Subtitled)

1:30 PM
Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower
(85 min, English Subtitled)

3:50 PM
Resident Evil: Damnation
(100 min, English Dubbed)

6:30 PM
Rurouni Kenshin
(134 min, English Subtitled)

July 29th, Monday
4:00 PM
TBA

7:00 PM
TBA

July 30th, Tuesday
7:00 PM
Lesson of the Evil
(129 min, English Subtitled)

July 31st, Wednesday
4:00 PP
TBA

7:00 PM
RENT A FAMILY INC.
(Denmark / 77 min)

August 1st, Thursday
4:00 PM
Rurouni Kenshin
(134 min, English Subtitled)

7:00 PM
Platinum Data
(134 min, English Subtitled)

August 2nd, Friday
4:00 PM
TIGER & BUNNY
(90 min, English Subtitled)

7:00 PM
Library Wars
(138 min, English Subtitled)

August 3rd, Saturday
11:00 AM
Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge
(97 min, English Subtitled)

1:10 PM
Library Wars
(138 min, English Subtitled)

4:20 PM
Helter Skelter
(127 min, English Subtitled)

7:00 PM
Platinum Data
(134 min, English Subtitled)

August 4th, Sunday
1:10 PM
Himizu
(129 min, English Subtitled)

3:20 PM
Space Battleship Yamato
(138 min, English Subtitled)

6:15 PM
Wolf Children
(117 min, English Subtitled)