Celebrate Family Day Weekend with a Free Movie!

Celebrate Family Day Weekend at Nikkei Centre! Free screening of Japanese animated anthology film Modest Heroes produced by Studio Ponoc!

This free screening of Modest Heroes is part of the Family Day Weekend Festival happening at Nikkei Centre on Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16 from 10am – 4pm! Other festivities include Virtual Reality Game Demo at the Telus booth, Japanese Book Sale, Japanese Culture Corner, Magic Show by Magi Joji, Chocolate Making and Sand Art Workshops, and Kamishibai (Japanese theatre-style storytelling) by team Earth Ojisan.

Screening Details

Modest Heroes | 小さな英雄 -カニとタマゴと透明人間-
PG | Animation, Adventure, Family | August 2018 (Japan)

Free Admission
Sunday, February 16 at Nikkei Centre
Door opens at 1:15pm | Movie begins at 1:30pm

Start times:
1:30pm – Japanese Audio with English Subtitles
2:30pm & 3:30pm – English Dubbed

Each film screening consists of three short films (approx. 47 minutes total). Feel free to enjoy one short film or stay for all three films! Doors will only open between films (not open while films are playing).


Kanini & Kanino | カニーニとカニーノ 18 mins
Directed by Academy Award®-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi . Two crab brothers embark on a grand underwater adventure to find their father after an accident carries him far downstream. Depicted as tiny beings in a large and merciless natural world, the brothers must evade a series of freshwater predators if they are ever to reunite with their family again.

Life Ain’t Gonna Lose | 侍エッグ 16 mins
Acclaimed animator Yoshiyuki Momose makes his directorial debut with a very different kind of story. Shun is an 8-year-old boy living in Tokyo with a life-threatening allergy to eggs. While his mother (Maggie Q) works hard to protect him and lead an ordinary life, Shun has an unexpected encounter with an egg product, and he must begin a race against time to save himself.

Invisible | 透明人間 13 mins
Directed by Akihiko Yamashita . A man struggles with invisibility. As he finds his life beginning to quite literally float away, a momentous decision gives him the chance to reclaim his humanity.