Our second announcement of the day comes by way of the Scotland Loves Anime panel at MCM Scotland Comic Con today. As many of you know, Anime Limited is the official sponsor of the Scotland Loves Anime film festival taking place in Glasgow and Edinburgh in just a few weeks in October (details on that HERE) but with the help of Anime Limited there will be a special event taking place during the weekend of MCM London Comic Con in October, specifically on Saturday 24th October, with MCM Loves Anime.
Taking place at The Crystal, just a stones throw away from Excel London, MCM Loves Anime will be an event taking place separate to MCM London Comic Con, so you won’t need a Comic Con ticket to be a part of it, where there will be four screenings of anime across the day.
Today we are delighted to announce that one of those screenings will be a double bill that sees 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! Yes you read that correctly, it’s the World Premiere of Gundam The Origin II in London, meaning you’ll get the chance to see before its release in Japan!
What’s more, representatives from Sunrise will be coming to London to celebrate this with the fans and following the World Premiere of Gundam The Origin II: Artesia’s Sorrow there will be a post-screening talk that will include some exciting news for UK Gundam fans!
“Given my long history with the Gundam franchise in the UK going back to when I worked at Bandai, when the opportunity came up to have a World Premiere in London I jumped at the chance to make this happen” said Andrew Partridge, President of Anime Limited & Festival Director of Scotland Loves Anime.
“The event itself, MCM Loves Anime, is an extension of Loves Animation but is only possibly because Anime Limited are the official sponsor of Scotland Loves Anime this year.
“This World Premiere will be at a time suitable for people travelling and you’ll have plenty of time to travel back home – we’re very conscious of the fact that many fans will want to travel to this event if they’re not already in the area for MCM London Comic Con. So we want to make sure as many people as possible have the opportunity to make plans to attend.
“In total that there will be four screenings across the day at MCM Loves Anime, one of them is the Gundam double bill that includes the World Premiere, and while I can’t share details on what the other screenings may be just yet, I will say one of them may involve ‘Love’ and might make people quite lively.”
Ticket information for this event will be posted early this coming week. But we encourage you to keep an eye on cinema.AllTheAnime.com, as that is the hub site for the event. We will of course keep people updated with postings here at our blog and through our social media channels.
We want to stress that MCM Loves Anime is separate event to MCM London Comic Con being handled by Anime Limited. So you will need to purchase tickets to this MCM Loves Anime event to gain entry to it. However tickets will be priced keeping in mind that people will already be attending MCM London Comic Con or will be travelling in to attend MCM Loves Anime.
Expect more details this coming week! Stay tuned.