Japanese Film Festival 2024 kicks off in PH with anime packed roster

A treat for anime lovers and Japanese cinema enthusiasts

The Japanese Film Festival 2024, also known as Eigasai, officially opened on February 1, featuring 14 films from various genres and eras of Japanese cinema. Among the highlights of this year’s festival are four animated classics that will appeal to both young and old audiences.

The festival is screening several high-profile anime, including the First Slam Dunk, two Detective Conan movies, Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom, 1999’s Voltes V: The Liberation, and the live-action remake Voltes V: Legacy.

Japanese Film Festival 2024

Here’s the complete roster of films:

  • The First Slam Dunk
  • Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom
  • Detective Conan The Movie: The Private Eyes’ Requiem
  • Detective Conan The Movie: The Time Bomb Skyscraper
  • Voltes V: The Liberation (1999)
  • Voltes V: Legacy – The Cinematic Experience
  • We Made a Beautiful Bouquet
  • And Yet, You Are So Sweet
  • A Man
  • Not Quite Dead Yet
  • Father of the Milky Way Railroad
  • Angry Son
  • Mondays: See You “This” Week
  • Tokyo Story

The festival is from February 1 to March 3. You can catch it at the following screening venues:

  • Shangri-la Red Carpet Cinema (February 1-11)
  • SM Seaside City Cebu (February 16-25)
  • SM City Baguio (February 23 to March 3)
  • SM City Iloilo (February 23 to March 3)
  • SM City Davao (February 23 to March 3)
  • The UPFI Film Center (February 22 to March 2)

At the festival’s opening ceremony, the Japanese Embassy in Manila also awarded the Ambassador’s Commendation to Larry Chan of TELESUCCESS PRODUCTIONS and the GMA Network, Inc., for their contributions in bringing Japanese shows and movies to Filipino audiences.

The embassy praised Chan for his role in introducing iconic titles such as Voltes V, Slam Dunk, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Boys Over Flowers, which have shaped the cultural landscape of the Philippines.

For more information about the 2024 Japanese Film Festival, go to

Screening Schedule

Shangri-La Plaza Red Carpet Cinema 4 Screening Schedule
SM City Baguio Screening Schedule
SM Seaside City Cebu Screening Schedule
SM City Iloilo Screening Schedule


Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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