Scotland Loves Anime 2012 Line-Up

Scotland Loves Anime LogoScotland Loves Anime announced their line-up of titles and it includes some of the newest anime films to premiere in Japanese cinemas this year. The festival is split up between two locations over two weeks. Glasgow goes first from 12th – 14th October and that is followed up by Edinburgh from the 19th to the 21st October. The films include major titles like The Wolf Children Rain and Snow, Nerawareta Gakuen, Gyo, and the live-action Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. There is also talk of a mystery film which will be shown which sounds intriguing. There are also lectures and other cultural events but the main draw will definitely be the films.

Anyway… the line-ups for both locations look the same and I will detail the films below but here is a quick guide:

Glasgow 12th – 14th October

Afterschool Midnighters

Anime Mirai Project

BERSERK: MOVIE 1 – The Egg of The King

Blood-C The Last Dark

Gyo – Tokyo Fish Attack

K-On! Movie

Ninja Scrolls – HD

Phoenix Wright – Ace Attorney
Edinburgh 19th to the 21st October

Afterschool Midnighters

Anime Mirai Project

BERSERK: MOVIE 1 – The Egg of The King

BERSERK MOVIE 2 – THE BATTLE FOR DOLDREY

Blood-C The Last Dark

Nerawareta Gakuen

Ninja Scrolls – HD

Wolf Children

Here is some information on the films:

After School MidnightersAfter School Midnighters Poster

Running Time: 100 mins.

Director: Hitoshi Takekiyo

Writer: Yōichi Komori

Starring: Hiromasa Taguchi (Goth), Haruka Tomatsu (Mako), Kouichi Yamadera (Kunstlijk), Sakiko Uran (Miko), Minako Kotobuki (Mutsuko), Chafurin (Bach), Hiroshi Yanaka (Mozart), Dai Matsumoto (Beethoven), Hozumi Goda (Schubert)

The CGI film After School Midnighters is directed by Hitoshi Takekiyo who was behind the 2007 short which inspired this. It has been submitted for an Oscar in the best animated feature category. It stars the following seiyuu: Hiromasa Taguchi (Father in Kaasan), Haruka Tomatsu (Yunyun in CANAAN, Asuna in Sword Art Online), Minako Kotobuki (Yūko in A-Channel, Hamaji in Fuse: A Gun Girl’s Detective Story) and Kouichi Yamadera (Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop).

 

When midnight arrives a human anatomical model maed Kunstlijk (Yamadera) comes to life in a school science classroom and goes on to have fun with a skeleton named Goth (Taguchi).

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WB Japan Release the First Ten Minutes of New Berserk Movie

I’ve posted a lot of trailers about it and it has finally been released in Japan and now you can watch the first ten minutes Berserk: Golden Age I – The Egg of the Supreme King.

 

This the first of a trilogy of movies adapted from Kentarō Miura’s original manga and the trailer shows a siege scene (with some censoring) with the film’s main theme Aria, which was composed by electronic artist Hirasawa Susumu (Paprika, Paranoia Agent), playing out.

This clip was released online in Japan to coincide its theatrical premiere yesterday. The video was originally posted on the Gyao website for a limited time. It was also region locked so only Japanese netizens could view it but an intrepid Beserk fan has posted it on YouTube so who knows how long this will last before Warner Bros. Japan swoops in.

The film is animated by Studio 4°C and directed by Toshiyuki Kubooka who has worked as animation director on notable titles like Gankutsuou, Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, and the Working Through Pain Segment of Batman: Gotham Knight.

I’ve just reported this on Anime UK News so I thought I’d place it here! Thanks go out to the guys at Twitch for being eagle-eyed.

Berserk: Golden Age I – The Egg of the Supreme King, Arakawa Under the Bridge, Tokyo Playboy Club Trailers

There is a glut of great films in UK cinemas (Young Adult, Carnage etc.). They look far more compelling for me than the top five in the Japanese box office:

01. Always: Sunset on Third Street 3
02. The Wings of the Kirin
03. Robo-G
04. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger
05. Mission: Impossible 4

Thankfully a new set of great looking films are released today so here are the trailers.

 

Berserk: Golden Age I – The Egg of the Supreme King

Release Date: 4th February 2012 (Japan)

Running Time: N/A

Director: Toshiyuki Kubooka

Writer: Kentarō Miura (original manga)

Starring: Hiroaki Iwanaga (Guts), Takahiro Sakurai (Griffith), Toa Yukinaru (Casca), Aki Toyosaki (Charlotte), Kenta Miyake (Nosferatu Zodd)

The new Berserk feature is due out in Japanese theatres today and is the first of a trilogy of movies adapted from Kentarō Miura’s original manga. This trailer features some impressive animation and samples of the film’s music including the main theme, Aria, which was composed by electronic artist Hirasawa Susumu (Paprika, Paranoia Agent).

The film is animated by Studio 4°C and directed by Toshiyuki Kubooka who has worked as animation director on notable titles like Gankutsuou, Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, and the Working Through Pain Segment of Batman:Gotham Knight.

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Shiwase no Pan, The Wings of the Kirin, With the Dog Tag and the Croquette, The Tempest 3D, Berserk: Golden Age I – The Egg of the Supreme King Trailers

Four Japanese films released today so here are the trailers plus one a week early because this week’s releases left me feeling flat.

The Wings of the Kirin

Release Date: 28th January 2012 (Japan)

Running Time: N/A

Director: Nobuhiro Doi

Writer: Keigo Higashino (original novel), Takeharu Sakurai (script)

Starring: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Aragaki, Meisa Kuroki, Rena Tanaka, Junpei Mizobata, Tsutomo Yamazaki

Hiroshi Abe who stars in a lot of stuff I like, Yui Aragaki who is in the recent Ranma½ live-action television series, Tsutomo Yamazaki from the classy drama Departures and Meisa Kuroki who starred in One Missed Call: Final are the names I recognise. I can wath Hiroshi Abe in almost everything but this trailer underwhelmed me.

  

Detective Kaga (Hiroshi Abe) is investigating the link between a man named Takeaki Aoyagi (Kiihi Nakai) found dead with a knife wound beneath a statue on Nihonbashi Bridge and a suspect who was run-down in a car accident while trying to escape and is now in a coma. Things get even more interesting when Yajima’s girlfriend Kaori (Yui Aragaki) travels to Tokyo to plead his innocence. He soon discovers that the link between the two runs deeper and further than initially thought.

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