This is a Samurai epic that has been considered one of the most standout anime films of the year and the only anime in consideration for an Oscar nomination this year. This is its U.S. premier and its for one night only at Kerasotes Showplace 16 and IMAX on Indianapolis near southside about ten minuites from downtown and just off of either madison or merridian in Southern Plaza. Popcorn and drinks of all sizes have free refills and I will be pitching in for popcorn. Ticket prices and the general time for the film have not been released yet but expect the tickets to be around eight dollars and the showtime to be around seven pm. I will update the information as soon as it is confirmed. This is one of our first chances to see anime in theatres. This will only be my third experience with an anime in a traditional theatre setting and I am excited. I hope you all are as well. One of the best ways to ensure that these become more and more commonplace is if we show up in force, lets get as many people as possible to show up for this meetup. Nanishi (No name) A ronin, haunted by his terrible past, has sworn to keep his sword sheathed. However upon meeting Kotaro he finds himself re-evaluating his life. Whilst traveling with the young Kotaro, Nanashi finds himself acting as a bodyguard for the boy. This in turn leads to his prolonged struggle against Raro... Kotaro Kotaro is a young orphan, seen in the opening scene being told by Father Shoan to run far away from the monastery. He finds himself being pursued by assassins sent by the Ming dynasty as well as the soldiers of Akaike. With no idea why he is being pursued, when he encounters Nanashi he seeks protection from him. His sole traveling companion until meeting Nanashi is his dog, Tobimaru. Raro Acting as the second in command in the Ming's group, led by Byakuran - Raro stands out in the group as he is the only Caucasian in the group. With a thirst for both greater power - Raro craves equally stronger enemies so he may improve his skills. Meeting Nanashi is like a dream come true for him. Shogen One of the chief vassals of Akaike. He is a warrior whose swordsmanship skills have helped him rise above the rank-and-file soldiers and into power. He is driven by the ambition of one day becoming the ruler of an independent territory. Byakuran The leader of the Ming group. He is responsible for chasing Kotaro on the Emperor’s order. He is completely dedicated to the Emperor and is just using Raro for his strength.