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Anime comes to the Music Box!
Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Hey Anime Fans,

The Music Box is pleased to continue presenting special anime engagements to our fantastic Chicago audience.

From the studio that produced Attack on Titan comes the critically acclaimed Project Itoh Trilogy, and the Music Box will be screening the first 2 films in the next several weeks. In Empire of Corpses, playing this weekend, an alternate version of 19th century London has been revolutionized by “corpse reanimation technology”, and a young medical student dives into the mystery of Dr. Frankenstein. In Harmony, playing May 17th & 21st, jump into a future ruled by an unwavering dedication to good health, as a girl gets swept up in a terrorist plot against the “perfect world” she lives in.

In the tender love story Dou Kyu Sei (Classmates), playing May 7th & 11th, an unlikely friendship blossoms between two adolescent boys. Initially perplexed and confused, not only about each other, but also about themselves, a bond grows between them that is deeper than they could have thought.

Full Schedule below. Get your tickets today, shows will sell out!

Thursday, April 28th – Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

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The Empire of Corpses

A film by Ryôtarô Makihara


Dubbed in English
From the studio that produced Attack on Titan comes a captivating historical action thriller based on a Phillip K. Dick Award winning novel by Project Itoh. In an alternate version of 19th century London, the world has been revolutionized by “corpse reanimation technology” creating armies of undead who serve the living as laborers across the globe.

In an attempt to revive his dearly departed friend, young medical student John Watson becomes obsessed with replicating the work of Dr. Victor Frankenstein—the legendary corpse engineer whose research produced the only re-animated corpse to possess a soul. But when his illegal experiments put him at odds with the British government, Watson is drafted into a worldwide race to find the lost research notes of Victor Frankenstein before the secrets of the human soul fall into the wrong hands.


Fri, Apr 29 midnight
Sat, Apr 30 9:45pm


A film by Michael Arias, Takashi Nakamura


The Second Film of The Critically Acclaimed Project Itoh Trilogy

Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00 (English Subtitles) & Saturday, May 21st at Midnight (Dubbed in English)

In a future ruled by an unwavering dedication to good health, three high school girls led by the defiant Miach Mihie attempt suicide as the ultimate act of rebellion. Tuan Kirie survives, but can¹t shake the hatred she has for the “perfect world” she lives in.

Years later, a simultaneous mass suicide rocks the globe and sends society into a state of shock. A small group stands up to take credit for the event, claiming they’ve hijacked the consciousness of every person on the planet. Everything about the terrorists’ message sounds too familiar to Tuan. She suspects her old friend Miach might be involved, but how could that be when she’d supposedly killed herself years earlier? Desperate for answers, Tuan launches an investigation that takes her across the globe chasing the ghost of her old friend. But what is Miach’s end game? Will she finally wake the world from its monotonous slumber? Or, end it all for good?


Tue, May 17 7:00pm
Sat, May 21 midnight

Dou Kyu Sei – Classmates

A film by Shoko Nakamura starring Kenji Nojima, Hiroshi Kamiya, Hideo Ishikawa


Rihito Sajo is an honor student who enrolled into his high school with a perfect score on the entrance exam. Hikaru Kusakabe is in a band and popular among girls. They are “different kind of guys”, who would have never crossed paths.

One day, they started talking to each other at the practice for their school’s upcoming chorus festival. After school, the two meet regularly, as Hikaru helps Rihito to improve his singing skills. While they listen to each other’s voice and harmonize, their hearts start to beat together. Their feelings for each other slowly elevate, then peak when least expected. Goofy yet innocent, Hikaru directly talks about his feelings towards Rihito. Hesitant at first, but Rihito gradually opens up his heart to Hikaru.

Two adolescent boys – being perplexed about not only about each other, but also about themselves – struggle and get confused; however, they eventually get to understand each other. As they start to think about college and their future, what comes to their mind in order to move forward…


Sat, May 7 12:00pm
Wed, May 11 7:30pm

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