From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, and the late Academy Award®-nominated director Isao Takahata, comes Pom Poko, an action-packed ecological fable about the clash between nature and human civilization.
The tanuki (raccoon dogs) of Tama Hills find their fun-loving community under attack when their quiet woodlands are threatened by encroaching developers looking to create still more houses and shopping malls. Desperate to survive, the tanuki band together, learn the ancient art of transformation and shape-shift into a comical variety of humans and spirits. They undertake a last-ditch plan to scare away the humans and save their home, in this deeply-affecting, funny and heartfelt look at what it means to live in the modern world.
The movie will be showing in US cinemas for a limited time only. This will be the fourth installment in Fathom Events and GKIDS Ghibli Fest 2018, which brings Studio Ghibli’s favorites to cinemas in the United State in both the original Japanese language and in English dubs. Pom Poko will be showing on 17 and 20 June in Japanese with English subtitles and on 18 June in the English audio.
To see which cinemas near you will be participating and buy tickets, just visit the official website!
To celebrate, MANGA.TOKYO have teamed up with Ghibli Fest to give one lucky winner a pair of tickets to see the movie at a showing of their choosing!
All you have to do is enter via the link below! The deadline for entries is 23:59 EST on 12 June.
Ghibli Fest 2018: Pom Poko
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Pom Poko English Audio: 17 June
Pom Poko Japanese Audio: 18 June
Pom Poko Japanese Audio: 20 June
Please note that MANGA.TOKYO takes no responsibility if you win a ticket and are unable to attend due to time issues or distance. Please understand that the screening takes place in the United States only.