This is my third year in a row attending Sci Fi London's Anime All nighter and it just get's better and better! Hosted at Stratford Picturehouse we were given a fantastic line up of new anime movies and series to enjoy on the big screen.
Upon entering you were greeted by the friendly Sci-fi London staff givijng our free chocolate and then they even had their own stall for treats for the audience to buy. This wasn't normal snacks, this was limited editions nerds for only £2 for the big box! Including Jaw breakers, comics and manga.
After collecting a goodie bag filled with books and massive movie posters, we took a seat and listed to the Director of the Film Festival talk about the animes and give us some bad news - they couldn't get hold of Kill La Kill so instead we would see the first five minutes of 'How to Train a Dragon 2' which was pretty good.
(Dir. Yasuhiro Yoshiura, Japan, 2013)
First movie of the night looks at under ground dwellers going into the ‘danger zone’ Patema is the main character. She is on the search for the group elder's son Lagos. On her journey she see's a Bat monster and falls down a tunnel. Here she meets a boy called Age standing on the ceiling, upside-down. They discover that gravity is reversed for each of them, their entire worlds are upside-down. So begins their adventure. Award winning anime from the creators of Time of Eve.
Blood-C: The Last Dark
(Dir. Naoyoshi Shiotani, Japan 2012)
Rebooted by CLAMP that's why there is a C in the title. We follow Saya as Tokyo has entrusted the Youth Protection Ordinance as they try to defeat Fumito Nanahara. Using the internet they discover the location of the TOWER, a mysterious organization behind Fumito that is rumored to be conducting experiments involving human beings, and alluding to people being...eaten.
Space Dandy: Episodes 1-5
The handsome space explorer tours the universe to discover new alien beings. Each episode as random as the last, you can't help but fall for Dandy's charm despite his cheap ass ways. Great music and animation from Bones Studio.
Gurren Lagann the Movie
(Dir. Hiroyuki Imaishi, Japan 2008)
Simon and Kamina, brothers in arms, venture beyond the borders of their world digging from reality into imagination. Expect lots of fan service and ridiculously funny mech battles.
In between each movie of series, you had a 5 min interval to dash to the toilet, re fuel on free tea, coffee and Bulldog energy drinks. Also if you fancied a stab at the manga wall, there were lots of pens and crayon's around. A thoroughly enjoyable experience not only did you get your money's worth no kids crying in the background !
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