Toronto Anime Matsuri

The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) and Toronto Japanese Film Festival (TJFF) are excited to announce the inaugural edition of TORONTO ANIME MATSURI (TAM), at the JCCC on Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 12. TAM is a new festival of Japanese contemporary pop culture featuring anime screenings, music concerts, cosplay fashion, panel discussions, a marketplace, game lounge and, naturally, lots of Japanese food.

TAM’s program of seven films includes new animation from the latest wave of Japanese anime directors including Masaaki Yuasa’s modern fable YU OVER THE WALL, Mari Okada’s fantasy MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS, Tomoki Kyoda’s sci-fi action thriller EUREKA SEVEN – HIGH EVOLUTION and Kazuhiro Furuhashi’s period romance HAIKARA-SAN: HERE COMES MISS MODERN.

At TAM, JM FEST will also showcase up and coming artists, as well as popular musicians, from North America and Japan over a period of two days. Its aim is to promote a music exchange between Japan and Canada through live concerts and presentations. Visual Kei band UMBRELLA, Virtual Artist IA, Japanese Idol Group PASTEL and a special after party ft KAWAII BASS are among those making appearances at JM FEST during TAM at the JCCC.

The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre has a long history of screening anime films and have expanded and broadened this mandate under the umbrella of TORONTO ANIME MATSURI. The new initiative mirrors the Toronto Japanese Film Festival with screenings throughout the year, and the August 10 - 12 weekend festival devoted specifically to contemporary culture. The JCCC and TJFF thank their partners in this initiative; Anime North, J-rock North Promotions Inc. and the Japan Foundation.

TAM Film Schedule available at:

JM FEST Schedule available at:

Location: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court


$10 except Shima Jiro which is $5

Tickets and passes can be purchased in-person at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Reception or call 416-441-2345 to purchase by Visa, Mastercard or American Express

Tickets are also available online via Ticketweb.


Tickets and Passes are available to purchase at Eventbrite

Also available at the door. JCCC members receive $5 off door rate. Please show your membership card.

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