Tag: Scotland Loves Anime

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 […]

September 18, 2021 · 0 comments

Sing a Bit of Harmony

Sing a Bit of Harmony

By Shelley Pallis. Everybody loves the new girl at Kegebe High – Shion Ashimori has an innocent demeanour and scarily swift reflexes, soon endearing her to the classmates and particularly the sports teams. But Shion is oddly fixated on the friendless wallflower Satomi, and suddenly declares that it is her mission to make her smile, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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