Scotland Loves Animation 2017

SCOTLAND LOVES ANIME RETURNS FOR AN 8TH YEAR

Glasgow: 13th - 15th October • Edinburgh: 16th - 22nd October

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MESSAGE FROM THE FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Scotland Loves Animation is a charity promoting animation as art. For the last seven years we’ve been running film festivals, workshops, exhibitions, graduate showcases and other events in Scotland to appeal to all ages and tastes. Our annual film festival, Scotland Loves Anime, has become renowned as the UK’s top film festival for Japanese animation. Every year we try and build on the one before so we’re proud to present our most diverse lineup yet, with a mix of the hottest films blended with classics back by popular demand, coming to screens across Scotland including: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee and Dumfries

The festival remains home to the largest range of first-watch opportunities in the UK with 1 EU premiere, 6 UK premieres and 2 Scottish premieres this year. There’s something for everyone, from SHAFT’s adaptation of SLA favourite Shunji Iwai (The Case of Hana and Alice)’s Fireworks, all the way to the classic film from long time Gundam character designer, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, in the form of Venus Wars.

Remember, too, that Scotland Loves Anime is the first (and often the only) chance to see some of the best anime films on the big screen. It’s also the only place to meet the people behind the magic –  with Glasgow hosting Tomoki Kyoda, director of Eureka Seven in both it’s original incarnation and the new film trilogy Hi-Speed Evolution.

Our education day is back again too at Edinburgh College of Art, designed to foster links between students and the animation industry. This is always a great chance to learn from some of the most successful professionals in animation, make important connections and share ideas with other students from across the country.

We’ll be in the GFT in Glasgow (October 13th – 15th), the Filmhouse in Edinburgh (October 16th to 22nd) and touring across Scotland afterwards.  We’ve something for everyone this year so come along and try something new.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Andrew Partridge,
Festival Director

Glasgow

Glasgow

13th - 15th of October

We’re back for an eighth year in the city, running at the Glasgow Film Theatre as always. Tickets are on sale now and there’s a raftload of premieres including films like Eureka Seven: Hi-Speed Evolution Film 1 (which enjoys its EU premiere at the event) with guests to be announced shortly!

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

16th - 22nd of October

Eight years on and we’re still going strong at the lovely Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh. As ever the folks there have kindly given us a whole week to play with so we have some great curated content.

Personal favourites include our studio focus on Madhouse, director focus on Masaaki Yuasa, the world premiere of the English dub for “A Silent Voice”, a 35mm print of Tezuka’s Metropolis to show, and the UK premiere of Fireworks. We also can’t wait to talk about our guest for the year…!

The Education Day is also back at the Edinburgh College of Art with ticket bookings and full schedule to follow in due course – suffice to say, we have a good one lined up for folks though!

Guests

As always, Scotland Loves Anime has assembled a range of guests from across the animation industry for this year’s festival – here’s who you can expect to see in Glasgow and Edinburgh for 2017.

Author, Anime: A History

Glasgow, Edinburgh - Jonathan Clements

Author, Anime: A History

Author, Anime: A History

Glasgow, Edinburgh - Jonathan Clements

Author, Anime: A History

Jonathan Clements is the author of Anime: A History, A Brief History of Japan, and Sacred Sailors: The Life and Work of Seo Mitsuyo. He is currently writing the new twelve-hour English-language audio adaptation of Death Note, to be released in 2018.

Director, Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution

Glasgow - Tomoki Kyoda

Director, Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution

Director, Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution

Glasgow - Tomoki Kyoda

Director, Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution

Animator and director Tomoki Kyoda joined Studio BONES as the assistant director of RahXephon, and has subsequently directed the original Eureka Seven TV series before returning to the helm for the franchise’s new trilogy of theatrical films.

Kyoda-san also has notable storyboard credits on anime including Fullmetal Alchemist, Evangelion 1.0, Ouran High School Host Club and Darker Than Black.

Edinburgh - Guest TBC

Coming soon

Coming soon

Edinburgh - Guest TBC

Coming soon

Stay tuned, as we’ll be announcing our guest for the Edinburgh leg of Scotland Loves Anime 2017 very soon!

PROGRAMME - GLASGOW

VENUE: Glasgow Film Theatre | DATES: October 13th – 15th, 2017

Tokyo Ghoul - Live Action

In the latest in a growing line of anime and manga properties to make the leap to live-action, Scotland Loves Anime sinks its teeth into Tokyo Ghoul’s live-action outing. Set in Tokyo, the story follows student Kaneki who is transformed into a half-ghoul after he is almost killed in an attack by a disguised ghoul. Shunned by his fellow humans, Kaneki is accepted by a group of ghouls who teach him about their culture and show him how to adapt, including his new need to consume human flesh to survive.

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Ninja Scroll’s Yoshikai Kawajiri directs this bombastic tale of the supernatural from studio MADHOUSE. In the year 12,090 A.D technology and the supernatural have overtaken the world, leaving the land desolate and despotic. The remnants of humanity are scattered into small communities, and live in fear of vampires. When Count Magnus Lee tastes the blood of Doris Lang, she is forcibly chosen to be his next wife. In an effort to escape her fate she hires a mysterious vampire hunter known only as D, who comes from a peculiar lineage.

# Film Director Date / Time Status Venue
1 Tokyo Ghoul - Live Action Kentaro Hagiwara Friday 13th October, 20:10 UK Premiere Glasgow Film Theatre
2 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Yoshiaki Kawajiri Friday 13th October, 23:00 Glasgow Film Theatre

Lu Over the Wall

Masaaki Yuasa's Annecy Cristal award-winning family film arrives in Scotland. Kai has moved from Tokyo to a lonely fishing village with his father and his grandfather. One day, his classmates invite him to join their band. As he reluctantly follows them to Merfolk Island, their practice spot, they meet Lu, the mermaid girl. Since ancient times, the people of Hinashi Town have thought that mermaids brought disaster. Something happens that puts a huge rift between Lu and the townspeople. Will Kai's cry from the heart save the town?

Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution Movie 1 (+ Director Q&A)

Fan favourite Eureka Seven returns for a new generation with a series of films, and we present the EU Premiere of Hi-Evolution Movie 1. Ten years ago, the 'First Summer of Love' occurred. Renton, who lost his father during the event, now attends an army school but feels something is lacking as he continues with his ordinary days.One day Nirvash, the world's oldest LFO, appears in front of him and a girl named Eureka emerges from the cockpit. Was this encounter all just a coincidence? Or was it fate?

Following this screening, Hi-Evolution's director Tomoki Kyoda will be joining us for a Q&A session hosted by Jonathan Clements.

Kizumonogatari - Part III

With help from Meme Oshino, the apparition specialist, Koyomi defeats the three powerful vampire hunters. Koyomi takes back all the limbs of Kiss-Shot-Acerola-Orion-Heart-Underblade in order to become human again. But, when he returns to Kiss-Shot, she reveals to him the cold truth of what it means to be a vampire.Unable to take back what he has done, Koyomi feels nothing but regret and can only deny his dreadful fate. While Koyomi is struggling to face reality, his 'friend' Tsubasa Hanekawa comes to him with a certain plan...

# Film Director Date / Time Status Venue
1 Lu Over the Wall Masaaki Yuasa Saturday 14th October, 14:45 UK Premiere Glasgow Film Theatre
2 Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution Movie 1 (+ Director Q&A) Tomoki Kyouda Saturday 14th October, 17:45 EU Premiere Glasgow Film Theatre
3 Kizumonogatari - Part III Tatsuya Oishi Saturday 14th October, 20:30 Glasgow Film Theatre

The Dragon Dentist

Nonoko is a newly appointed dentist who protects the dragon, the guardian of the country, from tooth cavity bacteria.

One day, amid increasingly fierce battles against the neighbouring country, she finds an unconscious enemy boy soldier on the dragon’s tooth. His name is Bell, and he has been “resurrected” from within the tooth by the dragon, a supernatural phenomenon that legend says occurs before a major disaster.

As Bell also becomes a dragon dentist, the two face an unexpected and tremendous explosion that gives rise to countless tooth decaying bacteria.

Fireworks

Production studio Shaft adapts and modernises Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? - originally a TV special written by Shunji Iwai (The Case of Hana and Alice) - adding sci-fi elements to its tale of teenage life.School children Norimichi, Yuusuke, and Junichi want to know if fireworks look round or flat from the side. They make a plan to find the answer at a fireworks display, while classmate Nazuna schemes to run away with whoever wins a swimming race at the pool.

Venus Wars

In the 21st century, mankind lives on two worlds. Following the collision of an ice asteroid, massive terraforming has made Venus a planet now capable of supporting life. Colonists from Earth tamed the hostile world and have thrived for four generations. But they also brought the darker side of humanity. Venus is about to become hostile again. Vicious gangs roam the streets and rivaling nations battle for supremacy. Hiro, a hotshot motorcycle jockey, and Susan Somers, a feisty Earth journalist, are caught in the crossfire as war explodes on Venus!

# Film Director Date / Time Status Venue
1 The Dragon Dentist Kazuya Tsurumaki Sunday 15th October, 14:15 UK Premiere Glasgow Film Theatre
2 Fireworks Noboyuki Takeuchi Sunday 15th October, 16:50 UK Premiere Glasgow Film Theatre
3 Venus Wars Yoshikazu Yasuhiko Sunday 15th October, 19:15 UK Premiere Glasgow Film Theatre

PROGRAMME - EDINBURGH

VENUE: Filmhouse Cinema | DATES: October 16th – 22nd, 2017

Your Name

Mitsuha and Taki are total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he's never visited. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together? Find out in the smash hit film from the acclaimed auteur Makoto Shinkai, presented here with its English dub.

# Film Director Date / Time Status Venue
1 Your Name Makoto Shinkai Monday 16th October, 18:15 Edinburgh Filmhouse

A Silent Voice

Kyoto Animation's masterful adaptation of A Silent Voice comes to the big screen with its English dub for the first time. Shoya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shoko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on him. When they leave elementary school, the pair do not speak to each other again - until an older, wiser Shoya, decides he must see Shoko once more. He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late...?

# Film Director Date / Time Status Venue
1 A Silent Voice Naoko Yamada Tuesday 17th October, 18:00 English dub premiere Edinburgh Filmhouse

Resident Evil: Degeneration

A zombie attack brings chaos to Harvardville Airport. Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield who fought the sinister Umbrella Corporation during the Raccoon City tragedy 7 years ago, are back.In high-octane Resident Evil style, they're ready to battle a rogue warrior who is seeking revenge after his family was killed in Raccoon City. The deadly G-Virus is unleashed and a new mutated monster goes on the rampage. Will Claire and Leon be able to terminate the virus before history repeats itself?

# Film Director Date / Time Status Venue
1 Resident Evil: Degeneration Makoto Kamiya Wednesday 18th October, 20:45 Edinburgh Filmhouse

Resident Evil: Vendetta

Resident Evil: Vendetta is the action-packed third instalment in the state-of-the-art CG animated franchise from executive producer Takashi Shimizu. BSAA Chris Redfield enlists the help of government agent Leon S. Kennedy and Professor Rebecca Chambers from Alexander Institute of Biotechnology to stop a death merchant with a vengeance from spreading a deadly virus in New York.

# Film Director Date / Time Status Venue
1 Resident Evil: Vendetta Takanori Tsujimoto Thursday 19th October, 20:30 Edinburgh Filmhouse

Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution Movie 1

Fan favourite Eureka Seven returns for a new generation with a series of films, and we present the EU Premiere of Hi-Evolution Movie 1. Ten years ago, the 'First Summer of Love' occurred. Renton, who lost his father during the event, now attends an army school but feels something is lacking as he continues with his ordinary days.One day Nirvash, the world's oldest LFO, appears in front of him and a girl named Eureka emerges from the cockpit. Was this encounter all just a coincidence? Or was it fate?

Tokyo Godfathers (+ Guest Q&A)

One of the late Satoshi Kon's most beloved films gets a big screen outing, showcasing the talents of the director himself and studio Madhouse. In modern-day Tokyo, three homeless people's lives are changed forever when they discover an abandoned baby on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches, these three forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Along the way, events force them to confront their pasts, as they learn to face their future, together.

We're also expecting a very special guest (details to be confirmed) following this screening - stay tuned for more details!

Night is Short, Walk on Girl

Gracefully yet violently, The Girl with Black Hair swirls through the abstract Kyoto night, a joyful tempest. Blowing through pub crawls, festivals and book fairs, her youthful glee infects parties of increasingly eccentric characters, but amongst the debtors, existentialists and the God of the Old Book Market, can she be convinced 'coincidental' encounters are fate and will she notice her romantic pursuer? Whether the hands on your clock move fast or slow, the Night is Short, Walk On Girl towards this must-see new film from Tatami Galaxy director Masaaki Yuasa.

# Film Director Date / Time Status Venue
1 Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution Movie 1 Tomoki Kyouda Friday 20th October, 15:45 Edinburgh Filmhouse
2 Tokyo Godfathers (+ Guest Q&A) Satoshi Kon Friday 20th October, 18:15 Edinburgh Filmhouse
3 Night is Short, Walk on Girl Masaaki Yuasa Friday 20th October, 20:45 Edinburgh Filmhouse

Venus Wars

In the 21st century, mankind lives on two worlds. Following the collision of an ice asteroid, massive terraforming has made Venus a planet now capable of supporting life. Colonists from Earth tamed the hostile world and have thrived for four generations. But they also brought the darker side of humanity. Venus is about to become hostile again. Vicious gangs roam the streets and rivaling nations battle for supremacy. Hiro, a hotshot motorcycle jockey, and Susan Somers, a feisty Earth journalist, are caught in the crossfire as war explodes on Venus!

Fireworks

Production studio Shaft adapts and modernises Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? - originally a TV special written by Shunji Iwai (The Case of Hana and Alice) - adding sci-fi elements to its tale of teenage life.School children Norimichi, Yuusuke, and Junichi want to know if fireworks look round or flat from the side. They make a plan to find the answer at a fireworks display, while classmate Nazuna schemes to run away with whoever wins a swimming race at the pool.

Lu Over the Wall

Masaaki Yuasa's Annecy Cristal award-winning family film arrives in Scotland. Kai has moved from Tokyo to a lonely fishing village with his father and his grandfather. One day, his classmates invite him to join their band. As he reluctantly follows them to Merfolk Island, their practice spot, they meet Lu, the mermaid girl. Since ancient times, the people of Hinashi Town have thought that mermaids brought disaster. Something happens that puts a huge rift between Lu and the townspeople. Will Kai's cry from the heart save the town?

Tokyo Ghoul - Live Action

In the latest in a growing line of anime and manga properties to make the leap to live-action, Scotland Loves Anime sinks its teeth into Tokyo Ghoul’s live-action outing. Set in Tokyo, the story follows student Kaneki who is transformed into a half-ghoul after he is almost killed in an attack by a disguised ghoul. Shunned by his fellow humans, Kaneki is accepted by a group of ghouls who teach him about their culture and show him how to adapt, including his new need to consume human flesh to survive.

# Film Director Date / Time Status Venue
1 Venus Wars Yoshikazu Yasuhiko Saturday 21st October, 13:00 Edinburgh Filmhouse
2 Fireworks Noboyuki Takeuchi Saturday 21st October, 15:30 Edinburgh Filmhouse
3 Lu Over the Wall Masaaki Yuasa Saturday 21st October, 18:00 Edinburgh Filmhouse
4 Tokyo Ghoul - Live Action Kentaro Hagiwara Saturday 21st October, 20:30 Edinburgh Filmhouse

Kizumonogatari - Part III

With help from Meme Oshino, the apparition specialist, Koyomi defeats the three powerful vampire hunters. Koyomi takes back all the limbs of Kiss-Shot-Acerola-Orion-Heart-Underblade in order to become human again. But, when he returns to Kiss-Shot, she reveals to him the cold truth of what it means to be a vampire.Unable to take back what he has done, Koyomi feels nothing but regret and can only deny his dreadful fate. While Koyomi is struggling to face reality, his 'friend' Tsubasa Hanekawa comes to him with a certain plan...

MIND GAME

This visual feast from Masaaki Yuasa returns to the UK.Nishi has always loved Myon since childhood. Now as adults, he wants to pursue his dream of becoming a manga artist and marrying his childhood sweetheart. There's one problem, though. She's already been proposed to and thinks Nishi is too much of a wimp. Upon meeting the fiancé while at her family's diner, Nishi grasps a certain revelation. With a new outlook on life, adventures abound as he escapes into a most unlikely location where they meet an old man...

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Ninja Scroll’s Yoshikai Kawajiri directs this bombastic tale of the supernatural from studio MADHOUSE. In the year 12,090 A.D technology and the supernatural have overtaken the world, leaving the land desolate and despotic. The remnants of humanity are scattered into small communities, and live in fear of vampires. When Count Magnus Lee tastes the blood of Doris Lang, she is forcibly chosen to be his next wife. In an effort to escape her fate she hires a mysterious vampire hunter known only as D, who comes from a peculiar lineage.

Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis

Based on the classic manga by Osamu Tezuka, written by Katsuhiro Otomo and directed by Rintaro, Metropolis is a spectacular film featuring stunning imagery and unforgettable characters.In the industrial world of Metropolis, leader Duke Red has plans to unveil an advanced robot named Tima. Meanwhile, Duke Red's son Rock distrusts robots and intends to find and destroy Tima. Lost in the labyrinth beneath Metropolis, Tima meets with the young nephew of a Japanese detective. When Duke Red separates the two innocents, the fate of the universe is at stake...

# Film Director Date / Time Status Venue
1 Kizumonogatari - Part III Tatsuya Oishi Sunday 22nd October, 13:15 Edinburgh Filmhouse
2 MIND GAME Masaaki Yuasa Sunday 22nd October, 15:30 Edinburgh Filmhouse
3 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Yoshiaki Kawajiri Sunday 22nd October, 18:15 Edinburgh Filmhouse
4 Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis Rintaro Sunday 22nd October, 20:45 Edinburgh Filmhouse

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