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Scotland Loves Animation guests announced

Date: 2010 September 05 12:09

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The good folks at Scotland Loves Animation has sent us the details of their guests for the film festival. Anime expert Jonathan Clements will be appearing at both weekends, while anime director Satoshi Nishimura and anime producer Shigeru Kitayama will be attending the Glasgow weekend only.

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Press release as follows:

GLASGOW, UK - September 1st, 2010 - Scotland Loves Animation is proud to announce the first three guests in the lineup for our first event - Scotland Loves Anime.

Appearing for both weekends of Scotland Loves Anime.
Jonathan Clements is the author of Schoolgirl Milky Crisis: Adventures in the Anime and Manga Trade, and co-author of the Anime Encyclopedia. He is currently writing his PhD thesis on An Industrial History of Japanese Animation.

Appearing during the Glasgow weekend (8/10/10-10/10/10) of Scotland Loves Anime ONLY.

Mr. Satoshi Nishimura has worked for years as an animator on numerous anime titles providing key animation and story board work. He has worked on numerous series including MASHIN EIYUUDEN WATARU, FUTURE GPX CYBER FORMULA,CARD CAPTOR SAKURA, DRAGON BALL , PARADISE KISS and more.

Later, Mr. Nishimura became a Director with several equally notable titles to his credit, including Trigun, and Hajime no Ippo. Mr. Nishimura’s latest title is Trigun Badlands Rumble.

Appearing during the Glasgow weekend (8/10/10-10/10/10) of Scotland Loves Anime ONLY.

Mr. Shigeru Kitayama joined Victor Japan in 1984 and became an animation producer in 1993 after an assistant producer position in the anime titled NINJA SCROLL. He is also the current chief producer of Flying Dog Inc. Mr. Kitayama enjoys war and "spaghetti-western" movies with hobbies consisting mainly of plastic models and toy guns. He also plays guitar for an amateur band. Mr. Kitayama has worked on such titles such as TRIGUN, EXCEL SAGA, NOIR, GUNGRAVE and MADLAX.

About Scotland Loves Anime:
Scotland Loves Anime features an eclectic selection of Japanese animation at venues in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. The season’s line-up includes the UK premieres of Badlands Rumble and One Piece Strong World, as well as the Scottish premieres of Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva and Summer Wars. Scotland Loves Anime also includes some special guest appearances and other supporting events.

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