Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival 2018



On Friday, September 30, the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival launches for another series of film screenings in Wales. More than 10 feature films have been programmed to present the wide variety of stories and styles in Japanese animation. This year, we welcome two guests from Japan for what will be a unique event. The action then continues in Aberystwyth in October as people will get two days of film screenings. We are happy to say Kotatsu festival is part of Anim18.


After a successful Q&A last year graciously conducted by Professor Yuichi Ito, Kotatsu is excited to announce we have two award-winning animators making a trip to Wales when Tsuneo Goda and Hirokazu Minegishi will present a master-class and conduct workshops and an autograph signing session. This is a very rare and unique opportunity to learn more about the craft of stop-motion animation from the creators of the highly popular Domo-kun which was aired by Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) and Nickelodeon in 2007, and Komaneko, or curious cat. They are sure to bring beautiful and expressive models and a wealth of experience and advice and will interact with audience members in what is sure to be a fun and informative event open to the whole family.

About Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival has been running since November 2010 at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, where it has brought Japanese anime and culture to a growing audience. In 2014 we expanded into a new venue, the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, where audiences deeper in Wales could watch some of the same great films that were seen in Cardiff. 2018 sees the festival include more for visitors such as animation workshops and master classes with leading animators from Japan as well as our continuing commitment to screening a variety of films.


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Chapter – September 28th – 30th, 2018

Chapter, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, Wales UK CF5 1QE

Box Office: +44 (0)29 2030 4400 email: [email protected]

About Chapter Arts

Chapter is regarded as one of the first arts centres in the UK that brought together different art forms under one roof. For over 40 years Chapter has been the heartbeat of creativity in Cardiff and through its unique venue it presents, produces and promotes international art, live performance and film alongside a dynamic social space with over 800,000 visitors welcomed every year.


Aberystwyth Arts Centre – October 20th – 21st, 2018

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DE

Box Office: 01970 62 32 32 email: [email protected]

About Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Aberystwyth Arts Centre is an award winning organisation that has a wide-ranging artistic programme which includes drama, dance, music, visual arts, applied arts, film, new media, and community arts. Aberystwyth Arts Centre is a department of Aberystwyth University and sits at the heart of the university’s campus, with stunning views over the town of Aberystwyth and along the coastline of Cardigan Bay.