I have really enjoyed this festival. There has been so many things to do and discover. It has really made me enjoy manga and anime more than I did before I came. Wigan UTC is any amazing environment and everyone is incredibly friendly and hospitable.
On Friday one of my favourite Anime films was shown “My Neighbour Totoro.” It is a film suitable for all ages in which two children Mei and Satsuki encounter a woodland spirit, named Totoro, and their adventures through their childhood. The messages in this Studio Ghibli film are finding yourself in new environments and friendship. Everyone seemed really gripped by this film and sat contented at the front of the room. I love this film and the story behind it makes me feel the characters emotions by keeping me drawn in to the film. Studio Ghibli films make me feel peaceful as they use peaceful music and calm colours.
Another film that was shown was Spirited Away (Also by Studio Ghibli) this film is different from Totoro and is suitable for older audiences as it is harder to follow in some places. It also has some unsuitable scenes for younger audiences, but I still really enjoyed it.
Another thing that I enjoyed was learning to draw and colour Manga characters. I was pleased with my finished result, as where many others. I think that Tony the Manga artist is incredibly talented and skilled.
This festival has been amazing so far and I hope it happens next year in 2017.
By Ffion Griffiths