WHAT IS “LIVE ACTION ANIME”?
Part homage to anime history, part commentary on the plight of undocumented workers in the US, and 100% tribute to anime creators and fans worldwide, this original theatrical production features giant robots, a Japanese schoolgirl, a lovelorn otaku, a masterless samurai, a gamer woman, evil media magnates, and a vengeful deathgod who all battle for truth, justice, and the anime way.

SYNOPSIS 

The stage is set for the finals of the giant robot contest at the Mokuba Institute of Technology.  But as the two teams prepare for battle, a strange disease called VIRTIGO is sweeping the school, causing unpredictable reality slippages.  And it's getting worse.  Does it have something to do with Homeland Security's suspicious arrest of undocumented workers nearby?   Can our heroes solve the mystery of VIRTIGO, help the workers, and . . . find love?   

WHAT IS ANIME?

“Anime” (pronounced “ah-nee-may”) refers to Japanese animated films and television shows.  Although anime is known for certain stereotypes -- large eyes, spiky hair, ultraviolence and quirky sexualities -- the media form encompasses an enormous range of genres and styles,  from mass produced children’s cartoons such as Pokemon to art house cinema for adults such Paprika.  

credits:

Logo / Char. Designs by Ashley Micks
Giant Robot costume by Kris Erkiletian
Web page by Ian Condry (using iWeb)Live_Action_Anime_2007:_Madness_at_Mokuba_files/Flux.pdf
KEY PLAYERS
 

MIT Dance Theater Ensemble
Students, faculty, and MIT community

Director
Thomas DeFrantz (MIT Music and Theater Arts)

Librettist
Ian Condry (MIT Foreign Languages and Literatures)

Assoc. Director
Melissa Blanco (MIT Music and Theater Arts)


Kickoff Lecture on 
Anime

Prof. Ian Condry
“Explaining Anime’s Global Power”
Nov. 29 (Thur.)
4:30 - 6pm
Kresge Little Theater
free and open to the public
(map for Kresge Little Theater)
SPONSORS 

 MIT Japan Program
 MIT Music and Theater Arts
 MIT Foreign Languages and Literatures
 SLIPPAGE:  Performance, Culture, Technology
 The COOL JAPAN project
 De Florez Fund for Humor

Past Cool Japan Events

Cool Japan 2007:  Love and War in Japanese Popular Culture
For more info
contact:
Prof. Ian Condry
 condry@mit.edu

Prof. Thomas DeFrantz 
defrantz@mit.edu

KC Cortinovis (FLL)
kccort@mit.edu
617-253-4771
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Don’t miss this chance to see anime history in the making:

NOV. 29, 30, DEC. 1 (Thu.-Sat.)
 8:00 p.m.
Kresge Little Theater (MIT)
(click here for map)

free and open to the public
seating limited to 200 per show

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