News Scotland Loves Anime Begins in Glasgow
The Scotland Loves Anime festival begins today (Friday) in Glasgow. The anime include the new Production I.G film A Letter to Momo (pictured), directed by Hiroyuki Okiura (Jin-Roh); Keiichi Hara's award-winning film Colorful; the CGI videogame adaptation Tekken: Blood Vengeance; the children's fantasy Hotarubi no Mori e: and both Mardock Scramble: The First Compression and Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion.
Scotland Loves Anime will run until Sunday (October 9) at the Glasgow Film Theatre cinema, in the city centre near Sauciehall Street (map). Tickets are available from the cinema website. Four films cost £24, with £18 concessions, though including Tekken: Blood Vengeance as a choice will increase the price by £1.50.
The Glasgow guests will be Yumi Sato, an animation producer for the Brains Base (Durarara!!, Baccano!, Natsume's Book of Friends), which created Hotarubi no Mori e; and Aniplex producer Shuko Yokoyama, who has frequently worked with Sato. They will both be interviewed after the Hotarubi no Mori e screening on Saturday.
The full Glasgow line-up is below. Scotland Loves Anime will move to Edinburgh next weekend (October 14 to 16), where the screenings include Armored Trooper Votoms: Pailsen Files.
Friday October 7
5.30 p.m. Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D
11.00 p.m. INTERSTELLA 5555
Saturday October 8
11.30 a.m. Arrietty (dubbed children's screening)
2.45 p.m. Hotarubi no Mori e (EU premiere), plus two short films from the Brains Base studio and a Q&A with Yumi Sato and Shuko Yokoyama.
8.30 p.m. Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (Scottish premiere) and Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion (EU premiere)
Sunday October 9
3.30 p.m. Colorful (UK premiere)
6.45 p.m. A Letter to Momo (UK premiere)
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