Art & Design

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival

28-30 September & 20-21 October 2018, Cardiff & Aberystwyth

28 - 30 September 2018, Chapter, Cardiff


We are hosting two very important guests from Japan, the creator of Domo, Tsuneo Goda and stopmotion animator Hirokazu Minegishi. They are travelling to Wales to talk about their careers and teach people about their style of stop motion animation and they will do workshops and live-animation demonstration for audiences.


For the booking of workshops and animation demonstration, please email


In partnership with the Japan Foundation


Friday 28th September

14:00-16:00 Lu over the wall
16:20-17:40 Momotaro – Sacred Sailors 
18:00-19:30 Fireworks  กก
20:00 Reception
20:50-22:45 Vampire Hunter D


Saturday 29th September

11:00-12:50 Mary and the Witch’s Flower
13:30 -15:00 Tsuneo Goda and Hirokazu Minegishi masterclass
Introduction by Joanna Quinn
15:00- Tsuneo Goda and Hirokazu Minegishi signing event
15:45-17:30 Tsuneo Goda drawing workshop Age 6+ £20
16:00-17:35 Arrietty  
18:00-20:00 Maquia  
20:30-22:35 Tokyo Ghoul

Sunday 30th September

11:00-12:50 When Marnie was there
11:30- 12:30 Tsuneo Goda workshop Age 6+ £20
13:30- 15:00 Hirokazu Minegishi animation demonstration £5, £2.5(children under 12)
15:20-17:10 Psychic School Wars
18:00 Raffle

19:00-21:05 Attack on Titan


Admission: Adult: £6.50 Student: £5.50 Under 12s: £5




20 & 21 October 2018, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University

Kotatsu, the only one Japanese animation festival in Wales will be screening the very best in Japanese Anime.


Great selection of films, especially Mirai the latest film by Mamoru Hosoda. (Wales Premiere)


In partnership with the Japan Foundation


Saturday 20th October

10:00-11:50 When Marnie was there
12:30-14:30 Lu Over the wall
15:00-16:50 Psychic School Wars
17:20-40 Raffle


Sunday 21st October

13:45- 15:20 Mirai
15:35-17:10 Fire Works
17:30- Attack on Titan

Admission: Adult: £6.50 Student: £5.50 Under 12s: £5

28 - 30 September 20-21 October 2018

Chapter, Market Road, Canton Cardiff, Wales UK CF5 1QE

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DE

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Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival