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Extra Edinburgh Penguin Highway Screening on October 24

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Wednesday screening at Edinburgh Filmhouse at 5.45, following earlier screening on Saturday 20

The Edinburgh leg of Scotland Loves Anime has added an extra screening of Studio Colorido's Penguin Highway on Wednesday October 24 at 5.45 p.m. Both this screening and the previous screening on Saturday October 20 at 1 p.m. can be booked here.

The film opened in Japan in August; Anime Limited's main cinema release will be in 2019. The other Edinburgh Scotland Loves Anime screenings can be booked here; the screenings are at the Edinburgh Filmhouse.

Anime Limited describes the film:

Aoyama is a serious 10 year-old boy who records all of his day-to-day experiences in his notebook. One day in May, penguins inexplicably appear in his home town, despite being located a long way from the sea. When Aoyama sees “Big Sis” – a young woman who works at a dentist's office – drop a soft drink can which inexplicably turns into a penguin, he decides to investigate and resolve the mystery behind these strange events.

Together with his classmates, Aoyama happens upon a strange phenomena which is surely the key to these goings-on. Will their investigation bear fruit, and just how is “Big Sis” linked to these occurrences?

Kana Kita (Byplayers' Jasmine) plays Aoyama, while Yū Aoi (Redline's Sonoshee McLaren, live-action Rurouni Kenshin's Megumi Takani) plays the woman.

Hiroyasu Ishida, who directed Colorido's "Hinata no Aoshigure" and "Fumiko's Confession" shorts, is directing the film as his first feature-length directorial work. Typhoon Noruda director Yōjirō Arai is designing the characters for the film. Makoto Ueda, who wrote and supervised the scripts for anime adaptations of Morimi's The Tatami Galaxy and Night is Short, Walk On Girl novels, returns to pen the script for this film. Umitarō Abe is composing the music.

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