Anime All-nighter

booking for oktoberfest

Once again it is all-nighter time and we have an amazing line-up for the second SCI-FI-LONDON: Oktoberfest.

The notorious Animé All-night event starts around 10.30 with DJ's in the bar and the MANGAWALL for you to make your mark. We have some very cool spot prizes and give-aways and a packed goody-bag. Throughout the night we keep you full of Redbull, Ice-Cream and coffee to help you make it 'til morning.

The movies include (though this may not be the order we screen them):

EVANGELION 1.0

EVANGELION 1.0

Director(s)
Masayuki and Kazuya Tsurumaki
Runtime
98mins
Country
Japan
Language
Japanese, English subtitles
Year
2007

This is a rebuild of the hugely popular, Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Tokyo-3 is all that remains of Japan after the second impact. The city is being attacked by giant creatures called Angels that want to eradicate humankind.

Shinji Ikari, who has not seen his father for more than eight years, receives a phone call in which he is told to urgently go to the NERV Headquarters, an organization that deals with the destruction of the Angels using giant mechs called Evas. Shinji's objective is to pilot the Eva Unit 01, while teaming up with the Eva Unit 00 pilot, Ayanami Rei.

 
TIME OF EVE

TIME OF EVE

Director(s)
Yasuhiro YOSHIURA
Runtime
100mins
Country
Japan
Language
Japanese, English subtitles
Year
2008

It's the near future and androids are in common usage. One day Rikuo, who has taken robots for granted all his life, discovers that Sammy, his home android, has been acting independently and coming and going on her own.

He finds a strange phrase recorded in her activity log, "Are you enjoying the Time of Eve?" He, along with his friend Masaki, traces Sammy's movements and finds an unusual cafe, "The Time of Eve". Nagi, the waitress, informs them that the cafe's main rule is to not discriminate between humans and androids.

Within the cafe androids do not display their status rings, and, when patrons depart, the door is automatically locked for two minutes to prevent anyone from following them to discover their true nature.

There are plenty of references to Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics to keep it interesting.

 
THE SKY CRAWLERS

THE SKY CRAWLERS

Director(s)
Mamoru Oshii
Runtime
121mins
Country
Japan
Language
Japanese, English subtitles
Year
2008

Although most of us seem to be living the lives of eternal adolescents it is a lifestyle choice of our own and not one forced upon us like the Kildren in this film.

Set in an alternate history where the world is at peace, but in order to ease the tension of those accustomed to war and aggression, private corporations contract fighter pilots to stage combat operations against each other for show.

The Kildren are genetically designed humanoids who have the blessing/curse of eternal youth but are also conscious that every day could be the last, because they have to take part in the staged battles. Rather than being typical maudlin teenagers, they embrace the reality of their situation and live their day-to-day lives to the full.

Directed by GHOST IN THE SHELL maestro, Mamoru Oshii, from the manga of the same name.

 
King of Thorn

KING OF THORN

Director(s)
Kazuyoshi Katayama
Runtime
122mins
Country
Japan
Language
Japanese, English subtitles
Year
2008

During the pandemic outbreak of the mysterious Medusa virus, Kasumi and her twin sister Shizuku become infected. They are separated when Kasumi is chosen to be one of a select group of 160 people to be placed in cryogenic suspension until a cure can be found.

After an indeterminate amount of time Kasumi awakens from her deep-freeze hibernation, only to discover that she and a handful of other survivors are in a desolate and treacherous world populated by vicious creatures.

Although Kasumi wants to learn the fate of her twin sister, she and the other survivors want to unravel much larger mystery of what happened while they were sleeping, and if, and how, they are going to survive in this post-apocalyptic world.

 
Eureka Seven - Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers

Eureka Seven - Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers

Director(s)
Tomoki Ky˘da
Runtime
115mins
Country
Japan
Language
Japanese, English subtitles
Year
2009

Renton, son of scientists, and Eureka, a girl who can't live under the sun, are raised together when very young and become very attached to each other.

One day, Eureka is taken away. Powerless at the time, Renton vows to rescue her. He enters the military and is soon assigned to the Independent Youths Unit 303 of the First Mobile Forces thanks to his exceptional performance alongside his Nirvash, a bio-mechanical armor/control system.

Unknown to Renton, lies a plot to extinguish the alien invasion that is currently happening. It involves not only him, but Eureka too.