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K-ON! Director at Scotland Loves Anime in Glasgow October (Updated)

Also Glasgow screening times announced, tickets available online.

The forthcoming Scotland Loves Anime event has confirmed that its screening of K-ON! The Movie at the Glasgow Film Theatre on Saturday October 13 (available here) will be followed by a Q&A with the film's director, Naoko Yamada (pictured). She will be accompanied by Yoshihisa Nakayama, who produced the two television seasons of K-ON! Yamada will also appear in a live discussion of her work, plus another Q&A, on Sunday October 14 at 1 p.m.

As well as the K-ON! feature film, Yamada directed both television seasons of K-ON!, and has numerous animator credits on such titles as Clannad and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

Tickets are now available for the Glasgow part of Scotland Loves Anime (see below for dates, times and booking links). The main event takes place from October 12 to 14, although the screening of the remastered Ninja Scroll takes place a week earlier on Sunday 7 October at 8 p.m.

Scotland Loves Anime commented: "Expect another event to be announced nearer the festival too for the Sunday."

According to the Glasgow Film Theatre website, there will be a screening of Gekijō-ban Tiger & Bunny -The Beginning-, at 12.30 p.m on Sunday 14 October.

A full list of screening times follows. To purchase tickets online, click the "Buy tickets" tab on each link below. It is possible to see five Scotland Loves Anime films for £30 full price or £22.50 concession. If you put one ticket each for five different films in your basket, then the discount will be applied at checkout. According to the cinema website, "Make sure you select tickets at the correct price for you (ie if you're a student select 'Student'). CineCard holders get an extra pound off."

Sunday 7 October

8 p.m. - Ninja Scroll

Friday 12 October

6 p.m - Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney (UK Premiere, Digibeta)

11p.m - Gyo - Tokyo Shark Attack (TBC Material)

Saturday 13 October

1.30 p.m. After School Midnighters (Scottish Premiere, HDCAM)

3.40 p.m - K-On the Movie (European Premiere, HDCAM), plus live Q&A with Naoko Yamada.

6.45 p.m. - Berserk: The Golden Age Arc - The Egg of the King (UK Premiere, HDCAM)

Although it is not listed as part of the Scotland Loves Anime festival, on Saturday, the Glasgow Film Theatre will also screen Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle at 11.30 a.m. This will be preceded at 11 a.m. by a "bite-sized" performance of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute involving Kamishibai, an early form of Japanese picture-story.

Sunday 14 October

12.30 p.m. - Tiger and Bunny The Beginning

1 p.m. - Naoko Yamada live, discussing her work. This is a free event.

2.30 p.m - Anime Mirai Project (European Premiere, HDCAM)

5 p.m. - Blood-C The Last Dark (UK Premiere, HDCAM)

The times for the Edinburgh screenings are not online yet, with the exception of the preview of Gekijō-ban Tiger & Bunny -The Beginning- on Saturday September 22 at 6.15 p.m, details here. The other films will be shown between Friday 19 October and Sunday October 21, with the following confirmed:

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc - The Egg of the King (HDCAM)

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II – The Doldrey War (EU Premiere, HDCAM)

Nerawareta Gakuen (World Premiere, HDCAM)

Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki (Scottish Premiere)

Ninja Scroll (Material TBC)

Anime Mirai Project (HDCAM)

After School Midnighters (HDCAM)

Blood-C: The Last Dark (HDCAM)

Scotland Loves Anime has a website here and a facebook page here.

Update - More details added.


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