Japanese Film Festival India, to commemorate 70 years of friendship between the nation, announced in early October that a series of famous Japanese works will come to the silver screens in India. Starting November 4th and lasting for a good length til December 11th.

The pan India film festival will host multiple Makoto Shinkai films across select screens in India along with major musical performances by RADWIMPS. This is brought with the help of PVR cinemas who will be distributing the films across the major metropolitan cities.

Japanese Film Festival in India: where and when?

Japanese Film Festival to host anime films in India
Children who chase lost voices via IMDB

As per the earlier announcement, the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) shall be held in the major cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru.

When will the films be screened?

The following is its schedule for the premiere –

  • Delhi from November 4-6
  • Mumbai from November 11-13
  • Chennai from November 25-27
  • Bengaluru from December 9-11

Where will the films be screened?

The screening is done in joint collaboration with PVR cinemas, as such the PVR outlets in the cities will screen the Japanese films.

What films will be screened in the Japanese Film Festival India?

Your Name in India
via Crunchyroll

As per a trailer posted on JFF’s social media handle long ago, the following was confirmed for the premiere on the big screens throughout different PVR outlets.

  • Radwimps Your Name, Orchestra Concert
  • Radwimps Forever in the Daze Tour 2021-2022
  • Children Who Chase Lost Voices
  • The Place Promised in Our Early Days
  • 5 Centimeters per Second
  • Your Name
  • Weathering With You
  • The Garden of Words

Where to Watch Your Name in India?

Your Name in India Japanese Film Festival
courtesy of IMDB

The official Facebook page of the Japanese Film Festival India (JFF) announced on Tuesday that of the different promises film, Your Name will be coming to cinema halls.

The announcement also called for the premiere of RADWIMPS Orchestral performance (movie) to be screened in Delhi. The select PVR outlet is PVR Select City Walk (near Saket) and will be held on November 4 at 7:30 p.m. IST.

Where to buy tickets for Your Name India Premiere

Garden of Words
via IMDB

Your Name in India will be screened first on PVR Select City Walk on 6th November at 11:00 A.M IST. One can buy tickets for the same here. The following is the timing of the films for the Delhi leg (PVR Select City Walk), which is the first leg after which Mumbai will follow.

Makoto Shinkai Films in India premiere (Delhi)

Film Name Release Date Release Timing (IST)
Weathering With You (With English Subtitles) 5 November 11:00 AM
5 Centimeters Per Second 5 November 1:30 PM
Your Name Orchestra Concert 4,5 November, 7:30 PM, 3:00 PM
The Garden of Words 5 November 5:30 PM,
Forever In The Daze Tour 2021-2022 5,6 November 7:00 PM, 3:30 pm
Your Name (Japanese) 6 November 11:00 AM
The Place Promised in Our Early Days 6 November 1:30 PM
Children Who Chase Lost Voices 6 November 6:30 PM


Tickets went live starting 19th October. Previously in march this year, the Japanese Film Festival screened many notable anime films in Delhi including the age-old Ramayana The Legend of Prince Ram. It also screened live-action Japanese films including but not limited to  Liar x Liar, Not Quite Dead Yet, Wife of a Spy, Talking the Pictures, Under the Open Sky etc.


Garden of Words Makoto Shinkai in India Japanese Film Festival
courtesy of IMDB

Japanese Film Festival In India may have decided with the premiere of RADWIMPS Tour and Your Name orchestra performance for the musical line-up given its immense popularity in the nation. Of course, Makoto Shinkai’s work is in about any major Asian country and has spread to the west as well.

Weathering With You, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, and One Piece Red all of these have had amazing openings in Indian cinemas. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 previously saw an all-sold-out pre-booking sale. As such distributors seem more than eager and willing to bring more of Japan’s finest anime to the Indian screen.

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Rhytham is a Philosophy graduate who founded a state-level organization that promotes anime and Japanese culture in his home state of Assam India. The org is named Assam Senpai Society. He is also an ardent writer, poet, musician, vocalist, graphic designer, and photoshop artist. He has worked on multiple state and national level conventions. Other than anime, catch him watching western series that really have in themselves the solidity to catch his attention.