“Sunrise Festival 2023,” a dream festival for anime fans hosted by Sunrise (currently known as Bandai Namco Filmworks,) will be held from January 9 to 29, 2023, sequentially at Grand Cinema Sunshine Ikebukuro and Shinjuku Piccadilly in Tokyo.
“Sunrise Festival” is an annual screening event that Sunrise has been holding in collaboration with movie theaters since 2010.
This event screens popular films selected from numerous original IPs (Intellectual Property) owned by Bandai Namco Pictures and Sunrise, which has been creating original IP centering on animation for over 40 years. Many fans have come to see the event which is a mixture of film screening and talk shows.
In 2022, Sunrise changed its name to Bandai Namco Filmworks, but the “Sunrise Festival” will keep its name, which fans have known and loved. This year’s event will be called “Sunrise Festival 2023,” and the lineup of screenings and the theme of the talk shows will be announced at a later date.
In commemoration of the “Sunrise Festival 2023,” the official Twitter account has started a campaign in which fans predict what films will be screened at the festival.
To enter the campaign, follow the official account of “Sunrise Festival” and tweet the name of the film with the hashtag “#サンフェス2023予想” (Sunrise Festival 2023 Prediction). The winner will be selected by lottery among those with a correct answer and presented with a pair ticket to a screening of their choice. Participation is encouraged, and there is no limit to the number of applications per applicant.