Update on lineup and guests at Scotland Loves Anime in October

The official website of the Scotland Loves Anime weekenders LovesAnimation.com has been updated with more titles and guest announcements! Read the latest updates below:

We’re pleased to announce we will be hosting the UK Premiere of Sunrise’s theatrical feature ”Armored Troop Votoms: Pailsen Files“.

The plot to this feature is as follows. “Chirico Cuvie is a VOTOMS pilot who has an extraordinarily high survival rate. Chrico is assigned to the new Barcoff Squad which is comprised soldiers with similarily high survival rates. The new team is an experiment by the head of the Melkian Department of Intelligence and sent on seemingly impossible missions. Which are meant to test the findings of the infamous Yoran Pailsen.”

This will screen in Edinburgh at the Filmhouse only – with the full line-up along with ticket sales to be launched on Friday!

Also announced for Glasgow is the UK premiere of “Letter to Momo” during both weekends of Scotland Loves Anime.

Seven years in the making, A Letter to Momo is a triumph of traditional hand-drawn animation. Clinging to an unfinished letter written by her recently deceased father, Momo learns that the strange and supernatural things happening on Shio Island are connected in some way to her father’s mysterious letter. A sensitive coming-of-age story that deals with loss and imagination.

This also concludes the line-up for our Judges Category (comprising of Letter to Momo, Colourful, Hotarubi no Mori E and Mardock Scramble at least) – which we’ll talk about in more detail shortly. [Image is © 2012 “A Letter to Momo” Film Partners]

As if that wasn’t enough there are also two guests confirmed for Edinburgh. Ryosuke Takahashi

We are honoured to announce the attendance of one of Sunrise’s most prominent directors too, Ryosuke Takahashi, the director plus original creator of the Votoms universe. Together with character designer Norio Shioyama his work epitomizes much of Sunrise’s work in the 1980s, pioneering the real robot genre, with such noted works as Armored Troop Votoms, Fang of the Sun Dougram and many others. Among his more recent works are Gasaraki, Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto and FLAG.

He will be taking part in a Q+A after his film screening as well as a separate session, for free, on the Sunday morning to discuss his in-depth knowledge of Japanese animation.

Shunsuke Oiji

We are also pleased to welcome one of Sunrise’s planning producers, Shunsuke Oiji, who produced for both Armored Troop Votoms: Pailsen Files and for Colorful as well – who will also contribute to the Q+A after the Votoms film. The rest of his schedule will be confirmed in due course.

Stay tuned for our Glasgow weekend guests shortly!

It should also be noted that one title has had to be removed from the lineup according to the ‘@LovesAnimation’ Twitter stream: “We’re sorry to announce that Toaru Hikushi will be out of line-up due to circumstances outside of TMS or our control. In good news – we do however have another UK premiere already prepared to take it’s place – more on this later in a full post!”

For general information and ticket purchases for Scotland Loves Anime, visit LovesAnimation.com

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