Sep 15: Grave of the Fireflies – The Beguiling Anime @ The Revue


Grave of the Fireflies – Beguiling Anime at The Revue
Thursday, September 15, Doors 6:00PM, Film 7:00PM
@ The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvailles
Tickets Available Online

The Beguiling’s Anime series at The Revue Cinema continues with a certified animated masterpiece, the Isao Takahata/Studio Ghibli film The Grave of the Fireflies.

A tremendously affecting and poigniant look at not just the horrors of war, but the guilt and struggle of the survivors, Grave of the Fireflies is perhaps legendary in animation circles for being one of the saddest stories told in the medium. If you’ve never seen it, you absolutely have to.

Arrive early to meet fellow anime fans and check out series sponsor The Beguiling’s awesome merch table. Prizes will be raffled before the screening courtesy of sponsors Beguiling Books & Art / Page and Panel.

Revue Event Pricing: $13 General, $10 Members, Students and Seniors.

Thursday, September 15, Doors 6:00PM, Film 7:00PM
The Beguiling presents Anime! At The Revue!

Grave of the Fireflies
JAPAN 1988 89min. PG
Directed by Isao Takahata

As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources. Forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth, their doomed struggle is both a tribute to the human spirit and the stuff of nightmares. Beautiful, yet at times brutal and horrifying. Based on the retellings of survivor Nosaka Akiyuki and directed by Iaso Takahata (co-founder, with Hayao Miyazaki, of Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli,) Grave Of The Fireflies has been universally hailed as an artistic and emotional tour de force. Now digitally remastered and restored, it is one of the rare films that truly deserves to be called a masterpiece.



The Collected Cat Rackham Book Launch
With author Steve Wolfhard
Wednesday, September 21st, 6pm-8pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Free to attend

Hello everyone! You are all invited to celebrate the official release of Steve Wolfhard’s “The Collected Cat Rackham”, a gorgeous new hardcover collection of Steve’s very excellent Cat Rackham comic strips, published by our friends at Koyama Press.

Steve will be at The Beguiling and The Central on Wednesday, September 21st, signing copies of the books for all of you! We are also hoping that he’ll be able to do a reading or presentation from the book, or maybe just an interview about it on stage, we’re still working out the details (watch this space!).

Most importantly though, save the date, and see you on the 21st!


#ZDARSCON is coming September 3rd! GET READY FOR IT!


Featuring Bryan Lee O’Malley, Ryan North, and Surprise Guests!
and also Chip Zdarsky
Saturday, September 3rd, 11am-6pm

@ Secret Location To Be Revealed
Follow @zdarsky @thebeguiling & #zdarscon on Twitter for deets
Free to attend

It’s happening again! #ZDARSCON is the official comic book event of Chip Zdarsky, but this time he’s bringing some special pals to the event! You have no idea what to expect, even if you went last time, because this is nothing like last time or any time for that matter.

Saturday morning, September 3rd, be ready.

  • Chris @ The Beguiling



Civil War II: Choosing Sides #5 Regular and Variant Cover Signing
Featuring artist Ramon Perez and Writer Chip Zdarsky
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, Toronto
Wednesday, August 31st (Release Day) from 5pm to 7pm
Free to attend

We’re very happy to announce that two titanic Toronto creators will be on hand at the shop to sign copies of the most Canadian Marvel comic book of at least the last decade, on the very day of its release!

Come meet Ramón Pérez (Hawkeye, A Tale of Sand, Civil War II: Choosing Sides) and Chip Zdarsky (Prison Funnies) as they sign copies of the comic that got them in the news! And they’ll probably be on the news again soon about it! Ramón and Chip should be on hand from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday, August 31st, and will sign whatever you bring them (or buy at The Beguiling, wink-nudge). The Beguiling, for its part, will have lots of copies of both the regular cover and the Justin Trudeau fronted variant cover of Civil War II: Choosing Sides, though we’ll probably be limiting the number of copies you’re allowed to buy on that one (TBD).

Alright, see you on August 31st!

  • Chris @ The Beguiling


WALKING DEAD #157The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on AUGUST 3RD, 2016.

All prices are listed in U.S. funds, and will be adjusted for the Canadian exchange rate in store. Variant prices are NOT listed this week. In the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price.

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Heads up! The Beguiling is going to be closed on Monday August 1st, 2016 for Civic Holiday.

We hope that everyone enjoys a fun and festive holiday season with their loved ones, and we’ll see you when we open again on Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 for Regular Business Day.

Keep it Cool, Toronto!