Let’s Decorate the Promised Flowers in the…errr… Maquia.

Posted by DiGiKerot in One shots at March 4, 2018 on 10:01 pm

I really loved this movie. Actually had trouble talking straight afterwards, honestly. Left me very emotional.

To elaborate, though, today saw the first screening of Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (as it’s being dubbed for it’s general UK release in a few months – as opposed it’s rather long winded full title of Let’s Decorate the Promised Flowers in the Farewell Morning, or Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana o Kazaru, or just Sayoasa for those who don’t go for movies with names the length of light novel titles) outside of Japan, at the Glasgow Film Theatre in Glasgow, and I went along to see it.


Posted by DiGiKerot in One shots at October 15, 2017 on 11:30 pm

It was the final day of the Glasgow leg of Scotland Loves Anime today. I guess the interesting thing that played today was SHAFTs version of Fireworks, or to give it it’s full English title Fireworks, Should We See Them From The Side or The Bottom?

This is mostly a quick post just for me to splatter out a few quick thoughts about it without bombarding Twitter with tweets about a movie which is still largely unavailable for most to see. If you want the quick review, I liked it a lot, but feel free to ignore me posting here even more than usual. Honestly, I feel that I’d probably have needed to see the original TV movie to really write anything worthwhile about it anyway.

Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution

Posted by DiGiKerot in One shots at October 15, 2017 on 12:43 am

You probably don’t want to see Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution if you’ve not seen the TV show.

I mean, you may not want to see the movie even if you have seen the TV show, but it will at least hold some degree of merit under those circumstances. It’s difficult to see any real value for those without that prior experience, though.

The Night is Short, Walk on Girl

Posted by DiGiKerot in One shots at September 9, 2017 on 10:19 pm

I went to the UK premiere of Maasaki Yuasa’s most recent movie, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl in Glasgow this evening. It’s on general release here in the UK on the 4th of October, but the man himself was actually at this screening (along with, it turned out, producer Eunyoung Choi), so it seemed like it’d be worth the trip to see it early.

The Wind Rises

Posted by DiGiKerot in One shots at February 12, 2014 on 7:12 pm

There was a screening of The Wind Rises, supposedly the last film to be made by infamous director Hayao Miyazaki, as part of the Glasgow Youth Film Festival this last weekend. We’ll see how that whole “last film” thing goes, but being the only currently scheduled UK screening of the movie in the UK until it’s general release in May (months after the rest of the English speaking world, annoyingly), I figured I’d drag myself up to Scotland.

I kind of feel like I’ve done the whole cycle on Miyazaki at this point. Getting into anime in the mid-nineties, and living in the middle of nowhere, the Ghibli theatrical output was one of those things I’d heard about existing In Theory, but was the kind of thing that you’d only actually be able to get ahold of if you “knew someone”, as fansub distribution in the day so often went. Through sporadic TV broadcasts and theatrical festivals, by 2001 I’d managed to catch pretty much all of the studios output, however, and I rather liked it.

Then there was that Howls Moving Castle thing. I genuinely thought that was a terrible movie. Awful. It soured me to the point that I’ve still not actually got around to watching Ponyo.

The Wind Rises is not Howls Moving Castle, thankfully. It is, in fact, a pretty good movie.