VENUE: Filmhouse Cinema
DATES: October 12th – 18th, 2015
Set in 1814 Edo (now known as Tokyo), a much accomplished artist of the time works tirelessly in his house-atelier. He is as short-tempered and sarcastic as he is brilliant, with no passion for money or meaningless pastimes like drinking. His name is Katsushika Hokusai and decades later his work would come to mesmerise Degas, Van Gogh, Monet, Klimt and Debussy.
But very few were aware of the woman who often painted for him while remaining uncredited. This is the untold story of O-Ei, Master Hokusai’s daughter, a free-spirited woman overshadowed by her larger-than-life father. She inherited both his stubbornness and his talent, and her art is so powerful that it leads her to trouble…
Scotland Loves Anime is also pleased to welcome the director, Mr. Keiichi Hara, for the UK Premiere of the film where he will present the film then stay for a Q&A afterwards.
In 19th Century London, “corpse reanimation technology” has been developed, rendering the dead useful for basic physical labor.
Brilliant medical student John Watson is invited to join the UK government’s secret society, the Walsingham Institution. There he is given a clandestine mission: search for the legendary writings of Dr. Victor Frankenstein, left behind a century ago. These private papers allegedly detail the technology behind a more sophisticated reanimated corpse – the original – that could speak and even had free will.
The first clue leads Watson deep into Afghanistan. Alexei Karamazov, a millitary chaplain and genius corpse engineer for the Russian Empire, was seen leading an army of an unknown type of armed corpse there. He used them to instigate a rebellion before going underground, leading Watson to suspect he may know the whereabouts of Victor’s private papers.
Accompanied by Friday, a corpse that records all his activities, Watson begins the journey of a lifetime in search of Victor’s private papers.
A.D. 2400, DEVA’s central council detects an incident of unauthorized access into their mainframe. Someone on Earth was trying to hack into the system. The only information DEVA was able to retrieve was that the hacker referred to themselves as “Frontier Setter.”
To investigate the hacker’s motives, the high officials of DEVS dispatch System Security Third Officer Angela Balzac to Earth. Equipped with a prosthetic “material body,” Angela attempts to make contact with a local agent Dingo, but what awaited her instead was a swarm of sandworms now infesting the Earth’s surface.
Will Angela and Dingo be able to find Frontier Setter on this devastated planet?
Appearing exclusively in Edinburgh.
Tetsuko, AKA Alice, is off to a fresh start. Having just settled down with her recently divorced mother, she’s set to begin school at Ishinomori College. Upon arrival, she quickly falls victim to peer bullying but after running into Fuko, an old ballet partner, she finds solace in her return to dance.
It is during such a dancing session that she overhears about the enigmatic affair of the Ishinomori High murder. According to rumour, a student named Judas was supposedly killed by four other students also named Judas. Despite its inherent absurdity, the story fuels many fiery discussions and leads to much strange behaviour, including ludicrous rituals and in-class possessions.
When Alice discovers that her next-door neighbour Hana, who has been holed up inside her apartment for months, might hold the missing pieces to this homicidal puzzle, she decides to pay her a visit. Together, they’ll follow the threads of a shady investigation that will cement their friendship forever.
Hot on the heels of last year’s summer blockbuster, Battle of Gods, Dragon Ball Z is back in theatres. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ is the second film supervised by the series creator himself, Akira Toriyama.
The new movie showcases the return of Frieza – one of the most iconic villains of all time. Even the complete obliteration of his physical form can’t stop the galaxy’s most evil overlord. After years in spiritual purgatory, Frieza has been resurrected and plans to take his revenge on the Z-Fighters of Earth. Facing off against Frieza’s powerful new form, and his army of 1,000 soldiers, Goku and Vegeta must reach new levels of strength in order to protect Earth from their vengeful nemesis.
What remains of the human population now survives in relative peace behind massive walls erected in defence against the titans. That peace is shattered when a colossal titan, measuring over 50 meters tall, smashes through the wall and allows a horde of other titans to enter.
Eren Yeager had resigned himself to a life confined behind these walls. He thought nothing he could do would make a difference to anyone else. But when the titans strike, he joins the Outer Wall Restoration Team set up to fight against them. Here he is reunited with Mikasa, a childhood friend. The new recruits embark on a mission to plug the gaping hole in the wall and stop the waves of titans once and for all. With humanity’s survival on the line, will there be a future for Eren and Mikasa, and for mankind itself?
The Last: Naruto the Movie is based on the internationally bestselling Naruto manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto.
The moon is approaching dangerously close to Earth and, unless something is done, the moon will disintegrate and shower the Earth with gigantic meteorites. As the clock ticks towards the end of the world, can Naruto save the planet from this crisis?
Playing in Edinburgh only.
Set after the end of the hit franchise that spanned 15 years of manga and sees the Hidden Leaf Village protected by the Seventh Hokage: Naruto Uzuaki. The life of a Hokage is a long one and sees him devoting his waking hours to work at the cost of neglecting his own son, Boruto.
With Naruto as the Seventh Hokage, the Hidden Leaf Village plans to host the Chunin Exams to train new shinobi from the village and from their allied villages. Among the entrants are Sasuke’s daughter, Sarada, Mitsuki, an exceptionally talented yet mysterious shinobi… and Boruto. Meanwhile, Sasuke who’s been on a mission in another dimension appears before Naruto to warn of a strange impending danger…
Follow what happened after the series with an all-new adventure in the Naruto universe!
The short film series “Japan Anima(tor)’s Exhibition” presented by Studio Khara (Evangelion 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and soon 4.0) and Dwango. The series was compiled from original projects, spinoff projects, promotional films, Music PV, and VJ Films – all of which you will have a chance to sample on the big screen!
The goal of the project was to give talented animators an environment to experiment with new ideas or showcase concepts for future projects. Using limited time and a reasonable budget, the talented directors and animators were encouraged to explore the possibilities of future film production.
Scotland Loves Anime is proud to be presenting 15 shorts from the series on the big screen from a wide range of talented directors from Yasuhiro Yoshiura (Patema Inverted) to Shinji Aramaki (Space Captain Harlock, Appleseed.)
Appearing exclusively in Edinburgh on 16th of October.
In the year 2116, the Japanese government begins exporting its Sibyl System of unmanned robot drones to conflict areas in an attempt to reach all corners of the globe. SEAUn- the Southeast Asia Union—decides to test the Sibyl System and with it, the floating city of Shambhalafloat achieves fleeting peace and security.
But shortly after, terrorists from SEAUn cross onto Japanese soil. The terrorists attempt to sneak through the Japanese Sibyl System and launch an attack against the system’s brain. Akane Tsunemori of the Criminal Investigation Division sets off to investigate Shambhalafloat, and the truth of the justice brought down by the system is revealed…
Appearing exclusively in Edinburgh.
The defending champions of the school idol tournament plan to dissolve their group after the graduation of their senior members, but they receive sudden news that leads them to hold another concert event. What is the last thing that these girls can do as school idols? With the clock ticking, what kind of meaning will the μ’s members find in making the most exciting live performance?
Appearing exclusively in Edinburgh.
Madoka Kaname – a girl who once led an ordinary life paid a hefty price to set every magical girl free from their cruel destiny. Homura Akemi – another magical girl who was unable to keep her promise with Madoka continues to fight in the world Madoka left her behind in. In this new world, is what the magical girls see a world of hope… or despair?
Appearing exclusively in Edinburgh
|Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by enclosing themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of giants.Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a giant in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a super giant that appears out of thin air. As the smaller giants flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single giant and take revenge for all of mankind….Screening exclusively in Edinburgh as part of our festival focus on Studio WIT and Attack on Titan!|
|Narrowly avoiding execution, Eren’s fate is entrusted to the Scout Regiment where he must prove capable of following orders. But on an expedition outside the wall, a unique female Titan appears and cuts through the Scouts, leaving a trail of carnage and splintered bones behind her and making it difficult for Eren to control his rage. As it becomes obvious that a traitor is sabotaging the Regiment from within, Eren must ask himself who humanity’s true enemy really is. Bloody revelations await beyond the wall in this jaw-dropping series io9.com calls ”Japan’s equivalent ofThe Walking Dead.”Screening exclusively in Edinburgh as part of our festival focus on Studio WIT and Attack on Titan!|
Kazuchika Kise, director and character designer, is putting a fresh spin on the original story with this feature co-directed with Kazuyna Nomura. The film sheds light on the concept of the Ghost and the birth of agent Motoko Kusanagi, the saga’s heroine.
March 2029, the first minister is assassinated. Motoko Kusanagi’s former manager is one of the collateral victims. After assembling a team with Batō,Togusa and others, Kusanagi starts an investigation.
Appearing exclusively in Edinburgh
Guests will be announced in early September!