Tag: Scotland Loves Anime

September 15, 2021 · 0 comments

Shirobako: The Movie

Shirobako: The Movie

By Callum May. Back in the days when Japanese anime creators could hop on a plane to travel the world visiting fans, they were frequently faced with the same question: “How can I join the anime industry?” On the face of it, it’s not strange. After playing Halo 3, I wanted to become a game […]

September 12, 2021 · 0 comments

Pompo the Cinephile

Pompo the Cinephile

By Jonathan Clements. Joelle Davidovich Pomponette, or Pompo for short, is a pint-sized producer, grand-daughter of a studio founder, who simply loves making movies. In the fictitious movie capital of “Nyallywood”, she is known for highly-regarded B-pictures – the anime lovingly recreates posters for works such as Guns Akimbo and Zombizarre, alongside her latest horror-from-the […]

February 15, 2021 · 0 comments

Human Lost

Human Lost

By Jonathan Clements. Tokyo, 2036. A revolution in medical treatments has conquered death. Thanks to the SHELL system, which controls a benign plague of nanomachines, human beings no longer suffer from diseases or death. A 120-year lifespan is entirely possible, but this glimpse of quasi-immortality has also warped modern Japan. Drunk on their own extended […]

October 29, 2020 · 0 comments

Jury Notes: Ride Your Wave

Jury Notes: Ride Your Wave

By Jonathan Clements. “For its emotional effect and its deep meaning, its polish and its heart, the jury confers this year’s Judges Award on Ride Your Wave by Masaaki Yuasa.” Not a sentence that I ever expected to be reading out to an Edinburgh crowd, who gasped with surprise, and then burst into applause. And […]

October 26, 2020 · 0 comments

Pigtails and Others

Pigtails and Others

By Andrew Osmond. The collection of anime called Pigtails and Other I.G Shorts encompasses anime going in bold new directions, as well as established directors – namely Masaaki Yuasa and Hiroyuki Imaishi – flaunting their signature styles.

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