Tag: Scotland Loves Anime

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 6, 2021 · 5 comments

Belle

Belle

By Jonathan Clements. Mamoru Hosoda’s latest film mines contemporary issues for its storyline, touching on social anxiety, online identity, cancel culture and the fragility of Internet fame. Its leading lady is Suzu, a shy teenager who finds a new outlet for her desires and ambitions by signing up to the virtual reality service “U”, an […]

October 3, 2021 · 0 comments

On-Gaku: Our Sound

On-Gaku: Our Sound

By Andrew Osmond. On-Gaku: Our Sound has been rightly hailed a landmark in indie anime. It’s a comedy film, deadpan enough to impress Bill Murray. It devises its own style without any of the cutesy panderings or manga-style tics in so much anime. Actually, the film is based on a manga, but a self-published one. […]

September 30, 2021 · 0 comments

Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III

Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III

By Kim Morrissy. The animation studio ufotable is best known these days for the record-shattering hit anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Yet in the same year the Demon Slayer film conquered Japan, ufotable produced another, lesser-known masterpiece: Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the niche […]

September 27, 2021 · 0 comments

Fortune Favours Lady Nikuko

Fortune Favours Lady Nikuko

By Shelley Pallis. As her name inadvertently suggests, Nikuko is a creature of fleshy delights – passionate, enthusiastic, bubbly and obsessed with foods. She works in a small-town harbour restaurant and lives on a houseboat with her 11-year-old daughter Kikuko. She proudly boasts that “being ordinary is the best of all” and keeps up a […]

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