November 17, 2020

Project Dreams – How to Build Mazinger Z’s Hangar Headlines the 2020 Japanese Film Festival!

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  • The Japan Foundation, Manila kicks off its first digital edition of the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) with a drive-in cinema experience with an ode to a manga and anime classic!

    Catch the 3-day special screening on November 20 to 22, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the SM Cinema Drive-in at the Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City!

    The festival’s opening film titled “Project Dreams – How to Build Mazinger Z’s Hangar (前田建設ファンタジー営業部)” (2020, 115 mins) follows the journey of Maeda Corporation’s fantasy marketing department on a mission to make the impossible possible and challenge the boundaries between reality and fiction.

    The film, which is coincidentally based on real-facts wherein the firm Maeda Corporation exists and does the file on Mazinger Z Hangar is directed by Hanabusa Tsutomu. Regular JFF viewers know him by his film “Kakegurui (賭ケグルイ),” which was voted as one of the festival’s fan favorites in 2019.

    The cast includes Takasugi Mahiro, Kamiji Yusuke, and Kishii Yukino, with a screenplay by Ueda Makoto.

    This screening is part of the JFF Plus: Online Festival, made possible by festival partners:  JTI International, Philippines, Film Development Council of the Philippines, the Embassy of  Japan in the Philippines, and SM Cinema.

    Tickets for the three-day screening at SM Cinema Drive-in are available at Php 100 each via SM Tickets!

    Apart from “Project Dreams – How to Build Mazinger Z’s Hangar,” you can also watch the rest of the films from November 20 to 29 at the comfort and safety of your own homes by visiting their website at

    For updates and full screening schedules, follow the official  Japan Foundation Manila website, and social media page on Facebook.

    General Information:

    What: Japanese Film Festival Drive-in Cinema Screening
    Where: Movies By The Bay Drive-in Cinema, SM Mall of Asia
    When: November 20 to 22, 2020, 6:00 pm
    Tickets: Php 100 via SM Tickets (SM Cinema Drive-in)

    This is a press release. Edits were made prior to publishing. 

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