For those of you not in the know, this weekend is the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival. This is North America’s biggest anime film festival & is taking place in Downtown Los Angeles. This year marks the 100th anniversary of anime. The festival kicked off with No Game No Life: Zero (get your tickets here).
As a special treat, before the premiere of No Game No Life: Zero, the theatre was shown the first ever anime. It was an interesting little piece of history, for sure. Check it out bellow:
Now, onto No Game No Life: Zero.
The film was more than I hoped for. I was expecting some disappointment, instead, what I got was tears. Tears of pain. Tears of both happiness and sadness leaked from my eyes during the film. I was not alone.
All around me people of all ages cried. People came from all around the world to see this film. Though this is a relatively new series, it burrowed into my heart the first time I saw episode 1 and has latched on for all it is worth. I am happy to say that I am not disappointed with the film. There are many films in recent times, too many to count on my fingers, that have left me dissatisfied and wanting (to say nothing of becoming disillusioned with the plot development and story).
Though this film left me wanting, the want that I have is not for a better story. I am satisfied. This is not Harry Potter, I do not want to read alternate universe versions of events. The canonical events are more than enough.
The bittersweet conclusion was perfect. Everyone involved did a great job. It is obvious a lot of heart went into this. I thoroughly enjoyed the film and recommend taking a look.
There is another showing of No Game No Life: Zero on 9.16.2017 at the Regal in DTLA. If you can, get yourself a ticket. If you’d like to check out more information about the film festival, click here.
If you’re on a budget, I recommend you park down the street (on the other side of the freeway in the residential area) or down by the blue line (on Pico) & walk up to Regal. This way parking will either be free or under $10. If you have the money, park in the LA Live parking lot. Be careful and always be sure to know your parking area rules. There is nothing like a ticket, getting your car towed, or paying what you didn’t anticipate to ruin your mood after a good film.
Thank you for reading.