A special mini double bill of brand new anime, both films English Premieres. From Makoto Shinkai, the acclaimed director of Journey to Agartha, Garden of Words is a love story about a high school art student who skips school one day in favour of sketching in a rainy garden, only to meet a woman who will change his life forever. In HAL, the debut of exciting new anime talent Ryoutarou Makihara, android Q01 is dispatched to help a woman cope with the loss of her lover who the robot has been remodelled to resemble.
A double bill of short new Japanese animations. Recommended 15 – screened at Glasgow and Edinburgh animation festivals.
Part of the Fanomenon Anime Day 2013. A pass for all five programmes in the Fanomenon Anime Day is available for £25 / £20 – please see the separate listing for the event.
Please note that access by roads to Leeds Town Hall for this screening will be very limited because of the Abbey Dash, which starts from The Headrow. We recommend you use public transport to get to the city centre and walk to the venue.