First Look: Tomodachi Game

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.

First Look: Love All Play

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.

First Look: Tokyo 24th Ward

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.

First Look: Futsal Boys!!!!!

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. 

First Look: Police in a Pod

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.

A Very GLORIO trip to Scotland Loves Animation 2021

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.

First Look: Build Divide: Code Black

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.

First Look: Muteking: The Dancing Hero

Muteki arrives at the busting Neo San Francisco with plans to stay with his grandma. While out exploring the city he meets DJ aka DJ, a man with a boombox and little care for personal space. When an evil force turns a crowd of festival-goers into a puddle of ink, he uses his boombox to transform Muteki into Muteking, the Dancing Hero!

First Look: Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut

The World War is over, and the UZSR and the UK are in the midst of a space race. After successfully sending a dog into space, the time for human missions is quickly approaching. However, still unsure if it’s safe for humans to venture into space, the UZSR look to send the next closest thing; a vampire.

First Look: The Duke of Death and his Maid

A young duke, known to us simply as Bocchan, was cursed by a witch when he was just a child. As a result, anything he touches dies. Though his family has abandoned him, he’s served by his ever-loyal maid Alice, who enjoys nothing more than teasing the easily-flustered duke.

First Look: Girlfriend, Girlfriend

Mukai Nayoya has recently started dating his childhood friend Saki Saki (yes, that’s her name), and things are going smoothly. During school, he’s asked out by Minase Nagisa, a girl he’s seemingly never met before. He loves his girlfriend sincerely, but instead of turning Nagisa down, he opts instead to try and date them both openly. Yeah.

First Look: Shaman King (2021)

You Asakura is a shaman, which enables him to see and communicate with the spirits of the dead. He was also born with an evil twin, who immediately channelled a spirit and noped out of the room moments after birth because his grandpa tried to kill him. 

First Look: Cestvs: The Roman Fighter

Cestvs is a slave in the Roman Empire, drafted as a boxer to fight other slaves for the entertainment of the high class. Due to his owner being a “merciful man”, he will gain his freedom upon winning 100 fights, though a single loss will guarantee his demise.