Valentines day in Japan is celebrated somewhat different than a lot of other countries.
In Japan, the women give out chocolate to men on Valentines day. Then, one month later on White Day, the guys give return gifts to women who gifted them chocolates on Valentine’s Day.
There are two kinds of chocolates given by Women on Valentine’s day in Japan.
“Giri-choco” (obligation chocolate), and “Honmei-choco” (love chocolate). Giri-choco is meant to be for friends, colleagues, bosses, and close male friends. Honmei-choco is for boyfriends, lovers, or husbands with true love.
Exactly one month later on March 14th, White Day, men return gifts to the women who gifted them chocolates on Valentine’s Day. So there you have it….
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The winter 2018 anime season has started! Time to get caught up!
Here are some anime in theaters this month. See if one is showing near you and plan a group outing!
A Silent Voice
In US theaters Starting February 2nd.
Tickets and Info at elevenarts.net
CRUNCHYROLL MOVIE NIGHT
CARDCAPTOR SAKURA: THE SEALED CARD
Jan 31, Feb 2 & 4
Tickets and info at crunchyrollmovienight.com
Eureka Seven Hi- Evolution 1
IN SELECT THEATERS FEB. 5 & 7
TICKETS AND INFO: funimationfilms.com
Mazinger Z: INFINITY
IN THEATERS FEB 11, FEB 12
TICKETS AND INFO AT fathomevents.com
Initial D Legend Trilogy
Azoland Pictures to screen 1st 2 films on February 23, 3rd film on March 9
Tickets and Info at azolandpictures.com
FREE! -TAKE YOUR MARKS- SPLASHES INTO THEATERS THIS MARCH
Newest Film from the Hit Sports Anime Franchise Free! Will Screen March 14, 2018
in Select U.S. Theaters for One Night Only Event with Special Pre-Show
Advance tickets for film will be available for purchase beginning February 13, 2018 on the movie’s official website (funimationfilms.com/free)