Anime fans in Milwaukee have plenty to look forward to with this month’s Anime Milwaukee convention, but the fun doesn’t stop there: Today, Avalon Atmospheric Theater & Lounge unveiled its biggest-yet lineups for its popular “Miyazaki March” and “Anime April” film fests. Similar to years past, Avalon will fill every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday in March and April with classic anime films ranging from Hayao Miyazaki masterpieces like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and Princess Mononoke, to more adult fare like Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, PaprikaGhost In The Shell. (Oh, and Ninja Scroll! Remember Ninja Scroll? Yeah!) All evening screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles, while all matinee screenings will be dubbed in English.

Tickets are $5 for each show, and can be ordered in advance here. Oh, and there’ll be plenty of Japanese candies and treats, as well as fresh house-made Tonkotsu Ramen—with creamy pork broth, soft poached egg, soy glazed pork belly, scallions, and nori—available at all screenings. YES.

MIYAZAKI MARCH

Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind
Tuesday, March 6 @ 9:30 p.m. (subtitled)
Saturday, March 10 @ 11 a.m. (dubbed)

Castle In The Sky
Thursday, March 8 @ 9:30 p.m. (subtitled)
Sunday, March 11 @ 11 a.m. (dubbed)

My Neighbor Totoro
Tuesday, March 13 @ 9:30 p.m. (subtitled)
Saturday, March 17 @ 11 a.m. (dubbed)

Kiki’s Delivery Service
Thursday, March 15 @ 9:30 p.m. (subtitled)
Sunday, March 18 @ 11 a.m. (dubbed)

Princess Mononoke
Tuesday, March 20 @ 9:30 p.m. (subtitled)
Saturday, March 24 @ 11 a.m. (dubbed)

Spirited Away
Thursday, March 22 @ 9:30 p.m. (subtitled)
Sunday, March 25 @ 11 a.m. (dubbed)

Howl’s Moving Castle
Tuesday, March 27 @ 9:30 p.m. (subtitled)
Saturday, March 31 @ 11 a.m. (dubbed)

The Wind Rises
Thursday, March 29 @ 9:30 p.m. (subtitled)
Sunday, April 1 @ 11 a.m. (dubbed)

ANIME APRIL

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
Tuesday, April 3 @ 9:30 p.m. (subtitled)

Ninja Scroll
Thursday, April 5 @ 9:30 p.m. (subtitled)

Ghost In The Shell
Tuesday, April 10 @ 9:30 p.m. (subtitled)

Tokyo Godfathers
Thursday, April 12 @ 9:30 p.m. (subtitled)
Sunday, April 15 @ 11 a.m. (dubbed)

Metropolis
Tuesday, April 17 @ 9:30 p.m. (subtitled)

Paprika
Thursday, April 19 @ 9:30 p.m. (subtitled)

Grave Of The Fireflies
Tuesday, April 24 @ 9:30 p.m. (subtitled)

Wolf Children
Thursday, April 26 @ 9:30 p.m. (subtitled)
Saturday, April 28 @ 11 a.m. (dubbed)

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In his spare time, Matt Wild enjoys collecting 8-bit Nintendo games (emulation is for creeps) and fondly remembering the time Milwaukee weatherman Vince Condella caused a stir at his Catholic grade school by showing up with an earring. He lives on Milwaukee's East Side.