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Blind Beast

Blind Beast

By Tom Wilmot. As the 1960s wore on, Japanese filmmaker Yasuzo Masumura survived in a studio system in decline. Financial strictures meant that the director’s projects had scaled down in recent years, though the cinematic explorations at the core of his work remained in sharp focus. A prime example of this is his 1969 film, Blind […]

October 21, 2021 · 0 comments
Films: Japan 2021

Films: Japan 2021

by Jeremy Clarke. So, Scotland Loves Anime is over (save a few stragglers at the Film House) and you’re wondering where you can see more Japanese movies. Today, the BFI finally kicks off its major Japan season originally scheduled for 2020 at London’s BFI Southbank. Originally intended to coincide with the Tokyo Olympics, the programmers […]

October 18, 2021 · 0 comments
Podcast – 17th October 2021

Podcast – 17th October 2021

ALL THE ANIME PODCAST – 17th October 2021“Scotland Loves Anime Film Festival 2021 – Jury Deliberation Special”[RECORDED REMOTELY ON 3RD OCTOBER 2021] Join us for a special edition of the AllTheAnime podcast, brought to you courtesy of Scotland Loves Anime and the power of remote meetings! For this episode of the show we’re joined by the […]

October 17, 2021 · 0 comments
Books: The Deer King

Books: The Deer King

By Motoko Tamamuro. A salt mine controlled by the Empire of Zol is attacked by a pack of dogs. The workers and slaves are all bitten, and within days, everyone falls ill. Van, a former leader of a fearsome militant group and now a slave finds himself being the sole survivor there, bar an infant […]

October 15, 2021 · 0 comments
Titan of Cinema

Titan of Cinema

By Jonathan Clements. For anyone in Edinburgh for this week’s Scotland Loves Anime, the sumptuous Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema exhibition traces the animator’s life and work in impressive detail. From his early inspiration from King Kong, through his wartime experiences as a camera assistant under Frank Capra, the multi-room exhibit takes over the entirety […]

October 13, 2021 · 0 comments
Manga: A Silent Voice

Manga: A Silent Voice

By Jeannette Ng. I was running out of To Your Eternity (also by Yoshitoki Oima), which I was also absolutely loving, so I thought I’d read about the adventures of Shoya Ishida, repentant class bully. My interest in redemption arcs tends towards the melodramatic and fantastical – grand, blood-drenched villains who discover their heart of […]

October 12, 2021 · 0 comments

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October 21, 2021 · 0 comments

Blind Beast

Blind Beast

By Tom Wilmot. As the 1960s wore on, Japanese filmmaker Yasuzo Masumura survived in a studio system in decline. Financial strictures meant that the director’s projects had scaled down in recent years, though the cinematic explorations at the core of his work remained in sharp focus. A prime example of this is his 1969 film, Blind […]

October 18, 2021 · 0 comments

Films: Japan 2021

Films: Japan 2021

by Jeremy Clarke. So, Scotland Loves Anime is over (save a few stragglers at the Film House) and you’re wondering where you can see more Japanese movies. Today, the BFI finally kicks off its major Japan season originally scheduled for 2020 at London’s BFI Southbank. Originally intended to coincide with the Tokyo Olympics, the programmers […]

October 17, 2021 · 0 comments

Podcast – 17th October 2021

Podcast – 17th October 2021

ALL THE ANIME PODCAST – 17th October 2021“Scotland Loves Anime Film Festival 2021 – Jury Deliberation Special”[RECORDED REMOTELY ON 3RD OCTOBER 2021] Join us for a special edition of the AllTheAnime podcast, brought to you courtesy of Scotland Loves Anime and the power of remote meetings! For this episode of the show we’re joined by the […]

October 15, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: The Deer King

Books: The Deer King

By Motoko Tamamuro. A salt mine controlled by the Empire of Zol is attacked by a pack of dogs. The workers and slaves are all bitten, and within days, everyone falls ill. Van, a former leader of a fearsome militant group and now a slave finds himself being the sole survivor there, bar an infant […]

October 13, 2021 · 0 comments

Titan of Cinema

Titan of Cinema

By Jonathan Clements. For anyone in Edinburgh for this week’s Scotland Loves Anime, the sumptuous Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema exhibition traces the animator’s life and work in impressive detail. From his early inspiration from King Kong, through his wartime experiences as a camera assistant under Frank Capra, the multi-room exhibit takes over the entirety […]

October 12, 2021 · 0 comments

Manga: A Silent Voice

Manga: A Silent Voice

By Jeannette Ng. I was running out of To Your Eternity (also by Yoshitoki Oima), which I was also absolutely loving, so I thought I’d read about the adventures of Shoya Ishida, repentant class bully. My interest in redemption arcs tends towards the melodramatic and fantastical – grand, blood-drenched villains who discover their heart of […]

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