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VENUE: Glasgow Film Theatre
DATES: October 10th – 13th, 2014
Born on August 24, 1961, Masahiko Minami is the President of BONES INC. and also doubles as a Producer. After graduating from the Theater Arts Department from Osaka University of the Arts, he joined the anime production company Nihon Sunrise (now SUNRISE INC.) and produced several shows such as “Whirl Wind! Iron Leaguer”, “Mobile Fighter G Gundam”, “Escaflowne”, and “Cowboy Bebop”. In 1998, he decided to leave SUNRISE to start BONES INC., with animators Hiroshi Osaka and Toshihiro Kawamoto. Under BONES, he has produced “Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”, “RahXephon”, “Fullmetal Alchemist”, “Eureka Sven AO”, “Blast of Tempest”, “Space Dandy” and many more!
Scotland Loves Anime is proud to have Minami-san at the Edinburgh weekend of the festival, where he will join us for a showcase of two episodes of Space Dandy then a 50-60 minute talk show after about the studio’s work.
Nishikubo (Tokyo, 1953) is a longtime collaborator of Mamoru Oshii, serving as sequence director in Ghost in the Shell (1995), Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) and The Sky Crawlers (2008). He began his career in 1975 at Tatsunoko, and later joined Osamu Dezaki in Lady Oscar (1979). His directed Video Girl Ai (1992, OVA), Otogi Zoshi (2004, TV), Atagoal: Cat’s Magical Forest (2006, movie), and the music clip Tsepi i kol’tsa (2003) for Russian rock star Linda. His feature film, Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai (2009) screened in Locarno and Sitges.
Scotland Loves Anime in partnership with Anime Limited are proud to announce his attendance at the Scottish Premiere of Giovanni’s Island, at the Glasgow Film Theatre.
Jonathan Clements is the author of Anime: A History, and Schoolgirl Milky Crisis: Adventures in the Anime and Manga Trade. He is the co-author with Helen McCarthy of the massive 1200-page 3rd edition of the Anime Encyclopedia: A Century of Japanese Animation, which will be published in December.
Giovanni’s Island is a touching and tragic tale of childhood innocence in political conflict. If you liked Grave of the Fireflies, this one is for you.
Scotland Loves Anime is also pleased to welcome the director, Mr. Mizuho Nishikubo, for the Scottish Premiere of the film where he will present the film then stay for a Q&A afterwards.
Mercenary soldier Deunan Knute and her cyborg partner Briareos search the war-torn ruins of New York for the legendary city of Olympus, a haven for survivors. They join forces with two Olympian citizens on a mission to protect humanity from a malevolent cyborg terrorising the region. It’s up to them to safeguard humanity’s last hope.
Appleseed Alpha is out on Blu-ray and DVD on 27 October.
Catch the smash-hit that broke it’s initial Kickstarter goals by an impressive length!
Shirotsugh Lhadatt is an unlikely astronaut candidate – he’s drifting through life, bored and apathetic. For Shirotsugh, this isn’t just a journey beyond the reaches of the atmosphere: it’s a personal odyssey to grow from an aimless young man into a leader willing to put everything on the line…
Enjoy the original cut of this science fiction classic in HD, courtesy of Manga Entertainment.
If shimmering cityscapes and sword fights are what you’re looking for from anime then you won’t be disappointed by K: Missing Kings.
Scotland Loves Anime would like to thank Anime Limited, BONES and Bandai Visual for making this possible.
Sword of the Stranger is a compelling samurai action film with breathtaking fight scenes, and has scooped numerous awards across the globe.