The We ❤ Anime roadshow in partnership with Scotland Loves Anime, Uniqlo, Manga and Kaze comes to Leeds with a fantastic showcase of Anime films, old and new. LIFF Fanomenon favourites Redline and Summer Wars return, with the latter premiering in its English language debut. For Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki fans there is a screening of Laputa Castle in the Sky and the programme is rounded off with a preview of the new Trigun Badlands Rumble film.
Anime expert Jonathan Clements will introduce all the films and present his talk ‘Wrong about Anime’ before Redline which looks at the west’s relationship with Japanese animation. There will be prizes during the day for the best Cosplay outfits so make sure you come dressed up!
Passes for the day start at just £8 for young people under 19, £12 for an adult accompanying a young person or £20 for an adult (£16 consessions). Golden ticket holders can get a pass for HALF PRICE! The first 60 pass buyers will receive a goodie bag worth over £30 containing DVDs, Tshirts, books and more.
Individual tickets are also available from £2.50 each – see www.leedsyoungfilm.com for more information.
Laputa Castle in the Sky, Cert U, 11am
(Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta)
Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 1986, 124 min, English language
© 1986 Nibariki – G. Distributed by Optimum Releasing Ltd. Artwork © 2006 Optimum Releasing Ltd.
Inspired by Gulliver’s Travels, a boy and girl with a magic crystal race to find the magical sky kingdom of Laputa. They must thwart the pirates and the evil Muska, who wants to use Laputa’s technology to rule the world.
Summer Wars, Cert 12A, 2pm
Dir. Mamoru Hosoda, 2009, 114 min, English language
When the Love Machine virus threatens to destroy the vast online world of Oz, maths genius Kenzi and Natsuki must tear themselves away from her grandmother’s 90th birthday party and do battle in the virtual world.
Trigun Badlands Rumble, Cert 12A, 4.30pm
(Gekijouban Trigun: Badlands Rumble)
Dir. Satoshi Nishimura, 2010, 90 min, Japanese with English subs
In the western town of Makka the mayor has brought together bounty hunters to protect the townsfolk against the legendary robber Gasback who has arrived to settle an old debt. Action packed adventure with Vash the Stampede, Ameria, Nicholas D Wolfwood and other favourite characters from the cult Trigun series.
Redline, Cert 15, 7pm
Dir. Takeshi Koike, 2010, 102 min, Japanese with English subs
Hold on to your seat for the fastest, most frenzied film you have ever seen. Redline roars across the screen with an amazing style and high-octane soundtrack. Join JP and his rivals as they race across the galaxy in an attempt to win the coverted title of Redline champion.