Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
Hotarubi no Mori e (Into the Forest of the Fireflies’ Light)
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression & The Second Combustion
Escaflowne The Movie
Momo e no Tegami (Letter to Momo)
Apparently Letter to Momo won’t be screening in Japan until 2012, Spring so we got to see it first here (as well as those in Toronto…)
It’s nice to see there was a bit more marketing this year which goes to show Anime has come a long way compared to the days when you would only find a few videos in a few select stores. I’m guessing it’s all thanks to how easy it is to access foreign media over the interwebs. This poster was apparently designed by JPOP star Kanon Wakeshima.
It wasn’t all just movie watching. There was also a Q & A session with the producers of Hotarubi afterwards who kindly brought a few posters and flyers to give out!
Since I couldn’t check online to see how many of the 394 seats at the Glasgow Film Theatre were reserved, I thought I’d try to find out while I was there to pick up my tickets for the Evangelion 2.0 UK Premiere. Apparently over 200 seats were reserved by Friday so I guess all those people that posted on the forums about how they were going to fly up from England to see it maybe true. It was a full seating from what I could gather.
Never actually been in this theatre before although I have often passed by the place wondering what was there. Unlike the newer Cineworld, it’s a very small building with a small entrance but once you’re inside you’ll find a warmly lit hallway with some very stylish, traditional art deco interior designs.
Had initially thought about seeing both 1.0 and 2.0 back-to-back since they were doing a deal of £10 for both movies instead of £14 but sitting in the theatre for 4 hours didn’t sound very comfortable. That and I had already re-watched the Blu-ray release 1.11 again which has a “massive” 3 extra minutes to the first movie.
Anyway, there was a brief introduction for the movie by Jonathan Clements from “Schoolgirl Milky Crisis“ which ended with a reminder that there was going to be a short trailer for Evangelion 3.0 after the ending credits.
I think the direction quality has fallen off a tangent for the worst.