News Scotland Loves Anime To Screen Madhouse's To Aru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku (Updated: Cancelled)
Update: Scotland Loves Anime has now announced that this film has been removed from the festival line-up.
Scotland Loves Anime has confirmed to ANN that the film referred to on its October line-up as The Princess and the Pilot is Mad House's new aerial romance To Aru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku. Koroku Inumura's original light novel revolves around Charles Karino, a mercenary aerial pilot who mans the twin-seater reconnaissance seaplane Santa Cruz. One day, he receives a preposterous assignment: to fly solo over 12,000 kilometers of enemy waters to protect a girl named Fana del Moral. Fana happens to be the next in line to the empire's throne. The Japanese trailer is below.
The film is due to be screened as part of Scotland Loves Anime's Edinburgh programme between October 14 and 16. For details on the other Scotland Loves Anime screenings, see the story here. Some "secret" and "special" screenings will be revealed on September 12.
To Aru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku is directed by Jun Shishido, who previously directed The Story of Saiunkoku and Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger. Satoko Okudera (Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) wrote the new film's screenplay, and Hidenori Matsubara (Ah! My Goddess/Sakura Wars character designer, new Evangelion films' animation director) adapted its character designs from Haruyuki Morisawa's original novel illustrations. The TMS Entertainment-produced film will open in Japan on October 1.
Scotland Loves Anime also confirmed that it will be screening the opening instalment of Towa no Quon, the six-part theatrical anime film series made by the Bones studio.
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