Gintama Film, Mardock Scramble Premiere at UK's Leeds (Updated)
posted on by Jacob Browning
The Leeds International Film Festival in northern England will hold the European premieres of the anime features Gintama the Movie and Mardock Scramble: The First Compression on November 19. The films are part of an event titled Fanomenon Anime Day which will include Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha), Redline, One Piece Film Strong World, and Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem. Fanomenon Anime Day will run from noon to 11:00 p.m. at Leeds Town Hall on November 19. The lineup will repeat on November 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with the exception of Gintama the Movie.
Gintama: The Movie is an adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga. The film focuses on old Tokyo after it was invaded by the Amanto aliens who brought advanced technology with them. Afterwards, the threat of rebellion is everywhere and the samurais are banned from using their swords. However, fighters known as Odd Jobs Gin are ready for battle when the master sword Benizakura goes missing. Gintama: The Movie opened in Japan in April and had its international premiere in Montreal in July.
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression is the first of a trilogy from the anime studio GoHands. A teenage prostitute, Rune Balot, is murdered in an explosion, but is saved by Dr. Easter. Resurrected as an advanced cyborg, Balot takes on the worst of Mardock City's criminals as she looks for vengeance. Megumi Hayashibara voiced Rune Balot, and Susumu Kudo directed. Mardock Scramble: The First Compression had its world premiere at New York Comic Con on October 8.
Update: Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem will have a separate free screening on Saturday, November 20. Thanks, Brack.
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