We're putting Japanamerica back on the road this week, starting in Boston. This Wednesday, February 11, join us at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for an Anime Masterpieces screening of Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka), the 1988 postwar masterwork by Isao Takahata, produced by the venerable Studio Ghibli. The discussion panel will include Pulitzer-prize winning historian and author John W. Dower, manga authority, translator and author Frederik L. Schodt and me.
Tickets are required, but admission is free. For more info, click here.
And on Friday through Sunday, Feb. 13-15, join us at the Washington, DC area's 15th annual anime/manga celebration known as Katsucon. This year's event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA, and I will be on hand for a couple of panels on Friday afternoon and evening, plus several events throughout. Do swing by if you're in the region.
(And, yes, that's an actual American cosplayer at a prior Katsucon, striking a pose below the DC skyline ...)