After a world-altering event, humans now spontaneously combust if they come into close proximity to a naked flame. To adapt, Fire Hunters harvest a new energy source from flamelings – twisted and dangerous creatures that contain a yellow substance that can provide heat and light without the need for fire.
Wisteria is a young girl that is forced to beg on the streets to pay the slave trader that feeds her. Her only comfort in life is Marbas, a large demon only she can see, who recounts stories from his past to her while she sleeps. After learning that Wisteria has been sold to a man that tortures children, Marbas storms off to save her.
After being dumped by his party, Nick finds himself struggling to make the money he needs to support his newfound idol obsession. He comes across three other adventurers with trust issues, and they decide to form a party together.
Euri forgot to watch any J-drama this year, so unfortunately you get a long rambling post about trading cards.
Scotland Loves Animation returned this year, bringing a curated selection of movie premieres and classics to the big screen. Three of us attended the latest instalment, where we watched thirteen different films in the cosy Cameo cinema.
The Japanese national soccer team has yet to win a world cup. In a bid to create future champions, they take modern, drastic measures: putting 300 high school strikers into a building to decide who joins the under twenties team.
The Stylish Ruffian Slayer is a teenage boy who goes around with a bag of crowbars because it makes him feel strong. After playing out his hero fantasy and saving the girl, he quickly becomes acquainted with truck-kun.
Aileen Lauren Dautriche is the villainess, so she’s taming the final boss.
Five girls in a magic academy sit down for tea and scones.
Bland protagonist, who is also a wizard, summons a horny demon.
Hideto Tsuji is traumatised by the mere thought of playing football after losing his childhood teammate. He definitely wont be joining the school team by the end of episode two.
A clan of young kunoichi live deep in the mountains, far away from any men. Tsubaki, leader of the Dog Squad, finds herself increasingly curious and obsessed with the idea of men, and it’s starting to affect her ninja training.
A group of five friends is kidnapped and forced to play gambling games with a bizarre child-like character, with the aim of winning the money needed to pay back a 20 million yen debt.
Ryou Mizushima enjoys playing badminton and hopes that he can continue playing it in high school with two of his close friends. Following an unsuccessful prefectural tournament, he’s surprisingly scouted by the prestigious Yokohama Minato High School, who offer him an unconditional place at the school on a sports recommendation.
Due to a disaster that happened a year ago, a close group of three friends have drifted apart. Things change on the anniversary of the event, when they each receive a phone call from someone who is meant to be dead. Upon answering the call they see a premonition of a future disaster, and their mental and physical abilities have been temporarily boosted to give them the tools with which to change it.
Yamato Haru was inspired to start playing futsal when he saw U-18 Japanese-team player Tokinari Tennoji jump 30 feet into the air while yelling ‘Storm of Horizon’, then overhead kicking a ball into the opposing team’s goal.
Kawai Mai has recently joined the police force, and is to start working out of a local police box. There she meets Fuji Seiko, her superior and ex-member of Criminal Affairs, who is just a little jaded about the job.
As I was busy laying on the sofa and staring at the ceiling this year, I didn’t get around to watching too many J-dramas. I do have a handful to talk about though, so come on in!
Scotland Loves Animation is a yearly festival that runs in Glasgow and Edinburgh, bringing a curated selection of premieres and classic movies to the big screen for a week in October. Three of us from the GLORIO crew were there this month for the latest instalment, where we watched fifteen different films in the charmingly cosy Edinburgh Filmhouse cinema.
By playing and winning games of Build Divide, you can earn key chips. If you collect twenty-one of those, you get a shot at being able to play against the King, where victory means a wish of yours will be granted. It’s an anime adaptation of a trading card game.