Alternative Anime: The Next Generation
We haven’t done this for a couple of years, but here’s another of our anthologies of outstanding animated shorts from East Asia. It’s led off by seven titles from Japan, and will include choice examples (not yet finalized at the time of going to press) from Korea and China. These are the confirmed titles to date; the final list and the running order will be posted at the screenings.
— Tony Rayns
Films in Program
A boy keeping a diary at school becomes convinced that he’s being brainwashed at a facility to create "supersoldiers;" he’s haunted by his missing classmate Charisma. The director (born in Hokkaido) considers herself a “teenager for life.”