Anime Underground Everything Playing At The 2018 LA Anime Film Festival, Ranked  

Louis Patterson
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List Rules Vote up the films you're most excited to see on the big screen.

From September 21-23, 2018, North America's largest anime festival is returning to downtown Los Angeles. For the second year in a row, the LA Anime Film Festival celebrates Japanese animated movies, and this year's lineup is a force to be reckoned with. 

Sporting over 20 subbed and dubbed titles selected by an expert committee of anime fans and industry members, there's something on the lineup to suit everyone's taste. While many of this year's featured films come from director and Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Only Yesterday), there are also some newer offerings like Night is Short, Walk on Girl, Lu Over The Wall, and Your Name. 

Help others plan out their festival schedule by voting up the films you're most excited to see on the big screen. 

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Mary and the Witch's Flower is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Everything Playing At The 2018 LA Anime Film Festival, Ranked
Mary and the Witch's Flower is a 2017 Japanese anime fantasy film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, based on The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart. A young girl encounters a strange flower that ...more
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Your Name is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Everything Playing At The 2018 LA Anime Film Festival, Ranked
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Your Name is a 2016 Japanese animated drama film directed by Makoto Shinkai. A high school girl in rural Japan and a high school boy in Tokyo experience a strange phenomenon: they occasionally ...more
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Night Is Short, Walk On Girl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Everything Playing At The 2018 LA Anime Film Festival, Ranked
Night Is Short, Walk On Girl is a 2017 Japanese animated romantic comedy film directed by Masaaki Yuasa and based on the novel of the same name written by Tomihiko Morimi. The story focuses on ...more
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Pom Poko is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Everything Playing At The 2018 LA Anime Film Festival, Ranked
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Pom Poko is a 1994 Japanese animated fantasy film, the eighth written and directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. Consistent with Japanese folklore, the tanuki are portrayed as ...more
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The Tale of Princess Kaguya is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Everything Playing At The 2018 LA Anime Film Festival, Ranked
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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is a 2013 Japanese animated fantasy drama film produced by Studio Ghibli and directed and co-written by Isao Takahata, based on the folktale The Tale of the ...more
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Lu Over the Wall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Everything Playing At The 2018 LA Anime Film Festival, Ranked
Lu Over the Wall is a 2017 Japanese animated fantasy film produced by Science Saru and directed by Masaaki Yuasa. The film follows the story of a boy's (Michael Sinterniklaas) encounter with a ...more
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Grave of the Fireflies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Everything Playing At The 2018 LA Anime Film Festival, Ranked
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Grave of the Fireflies is a 1988 Japanese animated drama film written and directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. It is based on the 1967 semi-autobiographical novel Grave of ...more
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King Of Prism Pride The Hero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Everything Playing At The 2018 LA Anime Film Festival, Ranked
King Of Prism Pride The Hero

King of Prism Pride the Hero is the sequel to the spin-off movie of Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live, King of Prism. It was released on June 10, 2017 and continues the plot of King of Prism, with the main feature being the Prism King Cup and the adventures of the students of Edel Rose and their rivals, Schwarz Rose.

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Only Yesterday is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Everything Playing At The 2018 LA Anime Film Festival, Ranked
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Only Yesterday is a 1991 Japanese animated drama film written and directed by Isao Takahata, based on the manga of the same title by Hotaru Okamoto and Yuko Tone. Toshio Suzuki produced the film ...more
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Shonen Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Everything Playing At The 2018 LA Anime Film Festival, Ranked
Sh┼Źnen Hollywood is a Japanese media franchise created by Ikuyo Hashiguchi. It consists of an idol project, a novel by Hashiguchi that was published by Shogakukan in 2012, and an anime ...more
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King of Prism is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Everything Playing At The 2018 LA Anime Film Festival, Ranked
King of Prism is an animated film series directed by Masakazu Hishida. The story introduces Shin, a boy who desires to become a Prism Star and follows steps of "Over The Rainbow". King ...more
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My Neighbors the Yamadas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Everything Playing At The 2018 LA Anime Film Festival, Ranked
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My Neighbors the Yamadas is a 1999 Japanese animated comedy film written and directed by Isao Takahata and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film stars Hayato Isobata, Masako Araki, Naomi Uno, ...more
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Mind Game is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Everything Playing At The 2018 LA Anime Film Festival, Ranked
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Mind Game is a 2004 Japanese animated feature film based on Robin Nishi's Japanese comic of the same name. It was planned, produced and primarily animated by Studio 4°C and adapted and ...more