World premiere of the latest RADWIMPS concert footage in India!
Presenting the world of Japanese anime and music with films by Makoto Shinkai

To commemorate 70 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and India, the Japan Foundation (JF) is delighted to present “JAPAN MUSIC & FILM FESTIVAL ~The World of RADWIMPS and Makoto Shinkai~” in four Indian cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru) in November and December of 2022. World premiere concert footage of “FOREVER IN THE DAZE TOUR 2021-2022” by the popular Japanese rock band RADWIMPS as well as 6 feature films directed by Makoto Shinkai will be screened to showcase the appeal of Japanese music and anime.

In 2019, the JF held the large-scale Japanese Film Festival (JFF) in India, featuring screenings of 25 Japanese films including “Your Name.” and “Weathering With You.” Director Makoto Shinkai even participated in the festival’s opening event. This was after local fans had launched a petition for “Weathering With You” to be theatrically released in India, receiving about 56,000 signatures. The campaign was a testament to the high level of interest and anticipation displayed toward Japanese anime by people in India, leading “Weathering With You” to become the first Japanese anime film to be commercially released across India.

During the screening of “Your Name.,” the loudest cheers were heard when the theme song Zenzenzense played. This burst of energy that shook the cinema became the motivation for the JF to begin planning a project to share with audiences in India the wonderful world of not only anime but also the music that forms an integral part of it.

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and India and following the revival of in-person events in India, as well as growing interest in Shinkai’s films, the JF has planned “JAPAN MUSIC & FILM FESTIVAL ~The World of RADWIMPS and Makoto Shinkai~” to give audiences in India the opportunity to view all of Shinkai’s feature-length films and enjoy the music of RADWIMPS, in the hope of further cultivating Indian people’s interest in a wide range of genres of Japanese culture.

photo of RADWIMPS

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  • Delhi: November 4–6, 2022 PVR Select City Walk
  • Mumbai: November 11–13, 2022 PVR ICON: Infiniti Andheri West
  • Chennai: November 25–27, 2022 PVR SPI Escape Chennai
  • Bengaluru: December 9–11, 2022 PVR Orion Mall

Artist Profile


photo of 3 members of RADWIMPS (c) 2021 by voque ting co., ltd.

Formed in 2001, Japanese 4-piece band Radwimps made their major label debut in 2005. Soon after, they garnered a broad fan base, with the younger generation at the core.

The band has released nine studio albums thus far. The band's creation of music for record-breaking animated feature films "Your Name." and "Weathering With You" led to recognitions at the Japanese Academy Award for Best Original Score. Their musical activities go far beyond Japan, including touring extensively around the world. In 2020, Radwimps release four consecutive singles; "Light The Light" in March, "Nekojarashi" in April, "SHINSEKAI" in May and “cocorononaca" in June, leading up to the EP "Blame Summer ep" in September. To commemorate their 15th major debut anniversary, they held 2 day live streamed shows titled "15th Anniversary Special Concert" at Yokohama Arena on November 22 and 23. Carefully following the COVID 19 prevention guidelines, the venue was also opened to audiences. To wrap up the special year, they also launched a new virtual music experience “SHIN SEKAI” and offered a new way of experiencing their music.

On Nov. 23, 2021, the band released their first studio album in 3 years titled “FOREVER DAZE” and went on the road to support the album with “FOREVER IN THE DAZE TOUR 2021-2022” and played 12 sold out dates through winter 2021 into 2022.

Screened Films

Photo from behind the RADWIMPS stage during the performance
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Synopsis Special film of “FOREVER IN THE DAZE TOUR 2021-2022” by RADWIMPS which the band went on the road to support their first studio album in three years, “FOREVER DAZE” visiting 6 major cities in Japan for total of 12 shows. This is the world premiere of the special tour.
Song titles TWILIGHT, Togenkyo, and others
Director Kento Yamada
Filming Director Satoshi Tani
Photo of an orchestra playing
(c) 2016 “Your Name.” Film Partners
Title Your Name. Orchestra Concert
Synopsis “Your Name. Orchestra Concert” held on Dec. 4th & 5th, 2017 at Tokyo International Forum. On these special nights, RADWIMPS and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra played the score live with movie playing on a big screen in the back for 10,000 people in the audience.
Orchestra Performance
Hirofumi Kurita , Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Song titles Zenzenzense, Sparkle, and others
Orchestral Arrangement Seigen Tokuzawa
Filming Director Satoshi Tani

Related Screenings

Poster image of the movie Your name.
(c) 2016 YNFP
Title Your Name.
Cast Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, and others
Original Story/ Screenplay/ Director Makoto Shinkai
Animation Production CoMix Wave Films
Produced by © 2016 TOHO CO., LTD. / CoMix Wave Films Inc. / KADOKAWA CORPORATION / East Japan Marketing & Communications. Inc. / AMUSE INC. / voque ting co., ltd. / Lawson HMV Entertainment, Inc.
Distribution TOHO
Poster image of the movie Weathering With You
(c) 2019 WYFP
Title Weathering With You
Cast Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, and others
Original Story/ Screenplay / Director Makoto Shinkai
Animation Production CoMix Wave Films
Produced by (c) 2019 TOHO CO., LTD. / CoMix Wave Films Inc. / STORY inc. / KADOKAWA CORPORATION / JR East Marketing & Communications, Inc. / voque ting co., ltd. / Lawson Entertainment, Inc.
Distribution TOHO

We will also be screening “The Garden of Words,” “Children Who Chase Lost Voices,” “5 Centimeters per Second,” and “The Place Promised in Our Early Days” directed by Makoto Shinkai.


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Presented by  :
The Japan Foundation
Co-organizer  :
Embassy of Japan in India
Cooperation  :
Consulate-General of Japan in Mumbai, Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai, Consulate-General of Japan in Bengaluru,
voque ting co., ltd., TOHO, and CoMix Wave Films Inc.

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