Scotland Loves Anime 2019 Full List of Films Revealed for Glasgow & Edinburgh

Loves Animation returns for their 10th anniversary and once again will be providing more feature-length anime films for the Edinburgh and Glasgow locations as part of Scotland Loves Anime festival.

The line-up has been officially revealed, with a mixture of new and older films included in the mix. You can visit the Loves Animation website for more information also.

The list below will be split between the two locations.


Glasgow

The Glasgow line-up will be screened at the Glasgow Film Theatre between Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October 2019. You can view the festival information on their website with tickets available to book right now.

Friday 11th October

20:30 (8:30pm)

Ride Your Wave (Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara)

Dir: Masaaki Yuasa
Runtime: 94 minutes
Studio: Science SARU
Released: 2019
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love.

Just as they become inseparable, Minato loses his life in an accident at sea. Hinako is so distraught that she can no longer even look at the ocean, but one day she sings a song that reminds her of their time together, and Minato appears in the water. From then on, she can summon him in any watery surface as soon as she sings their song, but can the two really remain together forever? And what is the real reason for Minato’s sudden reappearance?

23:00 (11:00pm)

REDLINE

Dir: Takeshi Koike
Runtime: 102 minutes
Studio: Madhouse
Released: 2009
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

The most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe is held only once every five years. And that’s tonight.

The competitors are lined up at the starting block. In his vehicle, JP, the most daredevil driver on the circuit, is ready for the green light. Female driver Sonoshee, with whom he is secretly in love, is also on the starting line. She will stop at nothing to get on to that podium. In this race, not only is anything possible, but also anything is allowed.

Saturday 12th October

14:30 (2:30pm)

Weathering With You (Tenkai no Ko)

Dir: Makoto Shinkai
Runtime: 114 minutes
Studio: CoMix Wave Films
Released: 2019
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine.

Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…

17:20 (5:20pm)

The Relative Worlds (Ashita Sekai ga Owaru toshitemo)

Dir: Yuhei Sakuragi
Runtime: 93 minutes
Studio: Craftar Studio
Released: 2019
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

Shin Hazama is a normal high school boy living an ordinary life in Tokyo… a life that is about to be turned upside-down when he encounters Jin, a boy who looks identical to him but claims to originate from another world entirely.

Jin’s world is one very different to our own – a world where an evil queen named Kotoko serves as its dictator, controlling all wealth and crushing any opposition with lethal force. Perhaps more importantly for Shin, the next step in Kotoko’s plan for total domination is to expand her realm by invading his world, and with troops set to be dispatched imminently Jin’s mission is to prevent this from happening and end Kotoko’s reign forever.

The key to Jin’s plan is the inextricable link between these “Relative Worlds” – if a person dies in one world, their doppelgänger in the other will also perish. So the race is on to find and assassinate the queen’s other self in Shin’s world – a mission that will draw him into an impossible moral quandary when the identity of the queen in his own world is revealed…

20:25 (8:25pm)

Birthday Wonderland

Dir: Keiichi Hara
Runtime: 115 minutes
Studio: Signal.MD
Released: 2019
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

Akane Uesugi is a shy 6th grader who has trouble telling other people how she feels.

The day before her birthday, her mother, Midori, sends her on an errand: to go get her birthday present from her free-spirited Aunt Chi’s antique shop. But a strange man named Hippocrates the Alchemist, who calls her the “Green Goddess”, together with Pipo the fairy, takes her on a journey to “The World Beyond” from a door in the basement.

There, the water has dried up and the trees are losing their color. Can she save it with the help of her free-spirited Aunt Chi, the stern Hippocrates, and his apprentice Pipo?

Sunday 13th October

13:30 (1:30pm)

PROMARE

Dir: Hiroyuki Imaishi
Runtime: 111 minutes
Studio: Trigger
Released: 2019
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

Thirty years has passed since the appearance of Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings, who destroyed half of the world with fire.

When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves “Mad Burnish” appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team “Burning Rescue,” and Lio Fotia, the leader of “Mad Burnish” begins.

16:30 (4:30pm)

Mystery Film

Dir: ??????
Runtime: ?????? minutes
Studio: ??????
Released: ??????
Audio: ??????

To celebrate 10 years of Scotland Loves Anime, we see the return of an occasional friend of the festival… the ‘mystery film’. To give you a few clues, however:

– The film is a UK premiere

– Anime fans may well recognise the name of the director and the franchise he’s most associated with.

19:20 (7:20pm)

Children of the Sea (Kaijuu no Kodomo)

Dir: Ayumu Watanabe
Runtime: 111 minutes
Studio: Studio 4°C
Released: 2019
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does. Ruka’s dad and the other adults who work at the aquarium are only distantly aware of what the children are experiencing as they get caught up in the mystery of the worldwide disappearance of the oceans’ fish…


Edinburgh

The Edinburgh line-up will be screened at the Filmhouse Cinema between Monday 14th to Monday 21st October 2019. You can view the festival information on their website with tickets available to book right now.

Monday 14th October

17:45 (5:45pm)

The Relative Worlds (Ashita Sekai ga Owaru toshitemo)

Dir: Yuhei Sakuragi
Runtime: 93 minutes
Studio: Craftar Studio
Released: 2019
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

Shin Hazama is a normal high school boy living an ordinary life in Tokyo… a life that is about to be turned upside-down when he encounters Jin, a boy who looks identical to him but claims to originate from another world entirely.

Jin’s world is one very different to our own – a world where an evil queen named Kotoko serves as its dictator, controlling all wealth and crushing any opposition with lethal force. Perhaps more importantly for Shin, the next step in Kotoko’s plan for total domination is to expand her realm by invading his world, and with troops set to be dispatched imminently Jin’s mission is to prevent this from happening and end Kotoko’s reign forever.

The key to Jin’s plan is the inextricable link between these “Relative Worlds” – if a person dies in one world, their doppelgänger in the other will also perish. So the race is on to find and assassinate the queen’s other self in Shin’s world – a mission that will draw him into an impossible moral quandary when the identity of the queen in his own world is revealed…

Tuesday 15th October

20:40 (8:40pm)

Patema Inverted (Sakasama no Patema)

Dir: Yasuhiro Yoshiura
Runtime: 99 minutes
Studio: Studio Rikka, Purple Cow Studio Japan
Released: 2013
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

Patema has lived her whole life underground. Following a catastrophic attempt to harness alternative power sources, her community were driven to settle in a dark, cramped network of tunnels below ground. She roams them by torchlight, dreaming of adventures on the surface. Age does not fit in comfortably in school or society as a whole. The world he lives in is known as ‘Aiga’, controlled by the tyrant Izamura’s family for generations.

Together – the pair are about to be pulled into something much bigger that will turn their worlds upside-down!

Wednesday 16th October

17:45 (5:45pm)

The Life of Budori Gusuko (Guskou Budori no Denki)

Dir: Gisaburō Sugi
Runtime: 106 minutes
Studio: Tezuka Productions
Released: 2012
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

Budori Gusuko’s life was wonderful, living in the forest with his father, mother and younger sister. Then, the weather changed, the villagers he knew moved away, and tragedy stole his sister and parents from him.

Forced to wander until he found another place to live, he again settled into a peaceful existence… until the weather changed, and it was all taken from him once again. Now, as he’s grown older, Budori has found a job with people who study volcanoes, and when the weather starts to change again, Budori must make the biggest decision of his life.

Thursday 17th October

20:45 (8:45pm)

The Case of Hana & Alice (Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken)

Dir: Shunji Iwai
Runtime: 110 minutes
Studio: Steve N’ Steven, Rockwell Eyes
Released: 2015
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

Alice, a transfer student to Ishinomori Middle School, hears a strange rumour that one year ago, “Judas was killed by four other Judas” in Class 1. While investigating, Alice discovers that the only person who may know the truth, Alice’s classmate Hana, lives next door to her in the “Flower House” that everyone is scared of…

Eager to know more about the “Judas” murder, Alice sneaks into the Flower House to ask the reclusive Hana for more information about the Judas murder and why shes a recluse. The chance meeting of Hana and Alice sets them off on an adventure to solve the mystery of the “smallest murder in the world.”

Friday 18th October

15:15 (3:15pm)

The Sacrament (Seinaru Mono) [Live-Action]

Dir: Iwakiri Isora
Runtime: 90 minutes
Released: 2018
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

“Ghost story girl” appears once every four years in the film club, and the movies she stars in are always masterpieces. One day, Isora invites a silent black-haired girl named Minami to help make their movie, and the legend seems destined to come true…

17:30 (5:30pm)

Ride Your Wave (Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara)

Dir: Masaaki Yuasa
Runtime: 94 minutes
Studio: Science SARU
Released: 2019
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love.

Just as they become inseparable, Minato loses his life in an accident at sea. Hinako is so distraught that she can no longer even look at the ocean, but one day she sings a song that reminds her of their time together, and Minato appears in the water. From then on, she can summon him in any watery surface as soon as she sings their song, but can the two really remain together forever? And what is the real reason for Minato’s sudden reappearance?

20:00 (8:00pm)

HUMAN LOST

Dir: Fuminori Kazuki
Runtime: 111 minutes
Studio: Polygon Pictures
Released: 2019
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

The year is 2036. A revolution in medical treatment has conquered death by means of internal nanomachines and the “Shell System”, yet only the richest can afford to partake. Yozo Oba isn’t the richest. Troubled by strange dreams, he flippantly joins his friend’s biker gang on an ill-fated incursion to “The Inside”, where society’s elite lives. This instigates a journey of terrifying discovery that will change Yozo’s life forever.

Saturday 19th October

12:30 (12:30pm)

Children of the Sea (Kaijuu no Kodomo)

Dir: Ayumu Watanabe
Runtime: 111 minutes
Studio: Studio 4°C
Released: 2019
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does. Ruka’s dad and the other adults who work at the aquarium are only distantly aware of what the children are experiencing as they get caught up in the mystery of the worldwide disappearance of the oceans’ fish…

15:05 (3:05pm)

Weathering With You (Tenkai no Ko)

Dir: Makoto Shinkai
Runtime: 114 minutes
Studio: CoMix Wave Films
Released: 2019
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine.

Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…

17:45 (5:45pm)

Birthday Wonderland

Dir: Keiichi Hara
Runtime: 115 minutes
Studio: Signal.MD
Released: 2019
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

Akane Uesugi is a shy 6th grader who has trouble telling other people how she feels.

The day before her birthday, her mother, Midori, sends her on an errand: to go get her birthday present from her free-spirited Aunt Chi’s antique shop. But a strange man named Hippocrates the Alchemist, who calls her the “Green Goddess”, together with Pipo the fairy, takes her on a journey to “The World Beyond” from a door in the basement.

There, the water has dried up and the trees are losing their color. Can she save it with the help of her free-spirited Aunt Chi, the stern Hippocrates, and his apprentice Pipo?

18:30 (6:30pm)

PROMARE – Special Event Screening

Dir: Hiroyuki Imaishi
Runtime: 111 minutes
Studio: Trigger
Released: 2019
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

Step into the world of the new film from world-renowned anime studio Trigger, PROMARE, right in the heart of Edinburgh as the centrepiece of a very special evening of 10th anniversary celebrations for Scotland Loves Anime, presented in conjunction with Anime Limited.

The Biscuit Factory in Edinburgh hosts this special event screening of the film – enjoy the themed location, food and drinks, and meet the major creative talents behind this incredible new Trigger film… and then enjoy the film itself, of course.

20:30 (8:30pm)

Mystery Film

Dir: ??????
Runtime: ?????? minutes
Studio: ??????
Released: ??????
Audio: ??????

To celebrate 10 years of Scotland Loves Anime, we see the return of an occasional friend of the festival… the ‘mystery film’. To give you a few clues, however:

– The film is a UK premiere

– Anime fans may well recognise the name of the director and the franchise he’s most associated with.

Sunday 20th October

11:30 (11:30am)

ANEMONE/EUREKA SEVEN HI-EVOLUTION (Koukyoushihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution 2: Anemone)

Dir: Tomoki Kyoda
Runtime: 90 minutes
Studio: Bones
Released: 2018
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

This retelling of the Eureka Seven saga continues, placing its focus firmly upon the life of Anemone a girl who lost her father in a battle in Tokyo seven years prior to the film’s story, leaving her in the midst of a world plunged into environmental chaos, with only her stuffed toy Gulliver, and the AI concierge Dominikids for emotional support…

13:50 (1:50pm)

PSYCHO-PASS: Sinners of the System

Dir: Naoyoshi Shiotani
Runtime: 180 minutes (60 per part)
Studio: Production I.G
Released: 2019
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

All three instalments of the film series exploring the world and characters of Psycho-Pass.

Film 1: Crime and Punishment: In the winter of 2117, a runaway vehicle crashes into the Public Safety Bureau Building. The driver is identified as Izumi Yasaka, a psychological counselor at the Sanctuary, a Latent Criminal Isolation Facility in Aomori Prefecture. But right before her interrogation, Enforcer Mika Shimotsuki and Inspector Nobuchika Ginoza are tasked with promptly escorting Yasaka back to Aomori. What awaits them there is a False Paradise.

Film 2: First Guardian: 2112; the summer before Akane Tsunemori was assigned to Division One of the Public Safety Bureau’s Criminal Investigation Department. Teppei Sugo, an accomplished pilot of the Defense Army’s 15th Integrated Task Force, joins the military operation in Okinawa. Three months later, an unmanned combat drone opens fire on the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo. Enforcer Tomomi Masaoka of CID Division One is dispatched to Sugo’s military base to investigate the truth behind this case.

Film 3: In the Realm Beyond: Following the incident in the Southeast Asia Union (SEAUn) in 2116, Shinya Kogami resumes his vagrant journey. In a small South Asian nation, Kogami rescues a bus of refugees under attack by armed guerrilla forces. Among the refugees is a young lady by the name of Tenzin, who begs Kogami to teach her how to retaliate against the enemy. Just what do the girl who wishes for revenge and the man who has exacted revenge see as they gaze upon the edge of a world from which there is no escape?

17:40 (5:40pm)

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch)

Dir: Gorō Taniguchi
Runtime: 112 minutes
Studio: Sunrise
Released: 2019
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

He gave up his life to save the world and protect the ones he loved. The day Lelouch vi Brittannia fell was the day this war-torn world found peace.

Now, as his friends work to keep the peace, a terrorist attack could risk everything. Can the brilliant tactician outwit death and save them all? Or will Lelouch’s legacy fall here?

20:25 (8:25pm)

A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi)

Dir: Naoko Yamada
Runtime: 129 minutes
Studio: Kyoto Animation
Released: 2016
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

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 Shoya for his lack of compassion.

When they leave elementary school, Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other again… Until an older, wiser Shoya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shoko once more. He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late…?

Monday 21st October

17:45 (5:45pm)

PROMARE

Dir: Hiroyuki Imaishi
Runtime: 111 minutes
Studio: Trigger
Released: 2019
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles

Thirty years has passed since the appearance of Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings, who destroyed half of the world with fire.

When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves “Mad Burnish” appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team “Burning Rescue,” and Lio Fotia, the leader of “Mad Burnish” begins.

Sources: Loves Animation Official Website, Glasgow Film Theatre, Edinburgh Filmhouse Cinema

NormanicGrav

A regular guy who went to University, graduated, got a job, and after various tropes is now back at University. Favourite anime tropes: Isekai, Harems, Cyberpunk, Fantasy, Mecha, Ecchi, Pouts, Waifus, the list is endless.

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