Team L.A. Japan presents “2015 New Year’s Kimono Party” featuring a film screening of Seven Souls in the Skull Castle by the writer of Kill La Kill and Gurren Lagan and an after party headlined by L.A.’s J-Pop event producers and DJs Tune in Tokyo.
DATE: Sunday, January 11, 2015
1 pm Doors Open
1 pm-2 pm: Pre-Party
2 pm – 5:15pm: Movie “SEVEN SOULS IN THE SKULL CASTLE”
5:15m – 7pm: Afterparty with Tune In Tokyo featuring Chii Sakurabi
251 S. Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
General Admission $10 (Online) $15 (Door)
VIP Admission $20 (Online Only)
*Step & Repeat New Year’s Photo Session
*Everybody gets “MATCHA POCKY”!!
About the film SEVEN SOULS IN THE SKULL CASTLE:
After the North American Premiere of SEVEN SOULS IN THE SKULL CASTLE at LA Eiga Fest 2013 in Hollywood, it was shown at Cine Matsuri 2014 in Washington D.C., the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival 2014 in San Francisco, Asian Film Festival of Dallas 2014 in Dallas, Ramen Yokocho 2014 in San Jose, and Movie Night in Toronto, CANADA. Now, it’s time in Los Angeles again!
SEVEN SOULS IN THE SKULL CASTLE
(Dokuro-jo no Shichinin)
– Filmed Live on Stage in Tokyo – In Japanese with English Subtitles
– Movie Rated PG-12 in Japan (179min.)
Written by Kazuki Nakashima (Kill La Kill)
Directed by Hidenori Inoue (Founded the Gekidan Shinkansen)
Starring Shun Oguri (Lupin the Third), Mirai Moriyama (Moteki), Taichi Saotome (Zatoichi), Eiko Koike, Ryo Katsuji, Riisa Naka
About the production:
Filmed live on stage in Tokyo, one of Japan’s leading theatrical troupes, GEKIDAN SHINKANSEN brings a new live-theatre style of film screening to moviegoers, as their popular stage performance becomes a cinema experience.
The year is 1590, the 18th year of the Tensho era. After the demise of warlord ODA NOBUNAGA, Japan is about to be unified by TOYOTOMI HIDEYOSHI. However, one man in the Kanto region defies unification. That man calls himself TENMAOH (Mirai Moriyama) and leads the KANTO DOKURO-TO (Skull Clan), an armed group hiding in the pitch-black DOKURO-JO (Skull Castle), though he once worked for NOBUNAGA. SUTENOSUKE (Shun Oguri) happens to rescue SAGIRI, a woman who has been chased by the KANTO DOKURO-TO and their bloodthirsty leader, madman TENMAOH. To hide and shelter the woman, SUTENOSUKE meets MUKAIYA RANBE (Taichi Saotome) at a brothel district. Manipulated by magical fate, people congregate in the Kanto region. When the shared past between SUTENOSUKE and RANBE, and their relation to TENMAOH, come to light, the dark ambition of TENMAOH is revealed. Without regrets, SUTENOSUKE and his seven souls head for DOKURO-JO, though it is surrounded by 20,000 soldiers, to destroy it and stop TENMAOH’s dark ambition.