As announced this past weekend, the World Premiere of Gundam The Origin II: Artesia’s Sorrow will be held at The Crystal just a stones throw away from Excel London, site of the upcoming MCM London Comic Event.
Before we go any further we want to direct your attention to the official hub site of the MCM Loves Anime event, cinema.alltheanime.com, this will be updated over the coming weeks with all the details you need. So please bookmark this page for when the updates start rolling out. But in the interim, read on below.
MCM Loves Anime is a standalone event brought to you by Anime Limited and MCM Comic Con and will featuring screenings across the day on Saturday 24th October. One of these screenings will see a double of the world famous Gundam franchise with the UK Theatrical Premiere of Gundam The Origin I: Blue-Eyed Casval and the World Premiere of Gundam The Origin II: Artesia’s Sorrow.
We can now confirm more information on this event for you. Please read on below for everything you need to know about the event.
HOW MANY FILMS ARE THERE? WHAT’S BEING SCREENED?
In total across the day there will be 4 screenings with the first being shown at 1pm at The Crystal.
Here is an initial breakdown of how the screenings will (currently) work out.
Movie 1: Mystery Film #1
Movie 2: Gundam The Origin Double Bill
This screening will see the UK Theatrical Premiere of Gundam The Origin I: Blue-Eyed Casval followed by the World Premiere of Gundam The Origin II: Artesia’s Sorrow.
We should also note that following this screening a representative of Sunrise, the Japanese licensor of Gundam, will take to the stage along with Andrew Partridge, President of Anime Limited to tell attendees about some exciting UK related Gundam news.
Movie 3: Mystery Film #2
Movie 4: Mystery Film #3
HOW DO I GET TICKETS?
MCM Loves Anime is a separate event to the MCM London Comic Con event, so you will need to buy a ticket to MCM Loves Anime in order to gain entry. One day pass ticket gains you entry into each screening that day. Tickets can be purchased starting from midday on Monday 5th October at cinema.AllTheAnime.com
A Day Pass Ticket will be at early-bird pricing of £20 until 12th October. From 13th October tickets will be priced at £25.
NOTE: Only day pass tickets will be available for this event. However, subject to availability nearer to the event itself individual screening tickets may be put on general sale. So unless otherwise noted, only day passes are available for MCM Loves Anime.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know you might have a few questions stemming from the information above or perhaps because it’s not mentioned above. So we’ve made this handy F.A.Q. section to provide such answers:
What language will the films be screened in?
Unless otherwise noted, all the films are being screened in Japanese with English subtitles.
I bought a day pass but I want to leave the venue and return later. Is this ok?
Yes! We full appreciate that some people may only want to attend a select number of screenings, perhaps pop back into MCM London Comic Con inside Excel London as an example, so have no fear you will be able to enter/exit the venue without issue. It’ll simply be a case of you needing to hold onto you ticket and you will be allowed entry back into the venue.
I bought a ticket to MCM London Comic Con, why doesn’t that count as my ticket?
MCM Loves Anime is a separate event being run by Anime Limited in conjunction with MCM. Because of this separate tickets need to be purchased. (This is not negotiable.)
Is seating allocated?
No. Seating is on a first come first served basis for each screening.
Do we need leave the screen after screening?
Yes. Following each screening, the screen will need to be vacated to allow staff to inspect the screen and clean where needed. (This is not negotiable.)
I’m travelling to MCM Loves Anime from outside of London, what time will the event end?
We’ve created this event with this exact thought in mind. So you’ll be happy to hear that proceedings should be completed with the final film of the day by no later than 10pm.
Can I bring food/drink into the screenings?
This is ultimately at the discretion of the venue itself. But as things stand, yes, food and drink can be brought into the venue. However we ask that any rubbish be removed by yourselves after each screening.
Is it ok to wear cosplay inside the screen?
Yes! However if you have some elaborate form of cosplay that could impede the viewing enjoyment or comfort of others we’d prefer for you change as appropriate prior to the screening.
Are there any discounts for this event? For example, with an NUS card?
No. The pricing for MCM Loves Anime is fixed but we would like to not that the day pass get you access to 4 screening across the day, not just one.
We’ll have more information on this event for you soon but as mentioned tickets go on sale at midday this coming Monday 5th October.