Japan Sinks: 2020 Anime Wins Jury Award at Annecy

Masaaki Yuasa and Science SARU’s Japan Sinks: 2020 anime series won the Jury Award for a TV Series for its first episode “The Beginning of the End” at this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival on June 19, 2021.

The anime competed in the TV Films category this year, and was slated to compete in the category last year, but was removed from last year’s event, following a delay in delivery linked to COVID-19.

The anime series adapted Sakyo Komatsu’s Japan Sinks (Nihon Chinbotsu) science-fiction novel, and premiered on Netflix in July 2020. The show had 10 episodes. Nihon Chinbotsu 2020 Gekijō Henshuban: Shizumanu Kibō, the compilation film version of the show, opened in Japanese theaters with 5.1ch sound on November 13, 2020.

Established in 1960, Annecy is the world’s oldest and largest animation film festival. This year’s event ran from June 14-19, 2021 in the French town of the same name, and it celebrated the event’s 60th anniversary.

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The Deer King, Josee, The Tiger and the Fish, and Poupelle of Chimney Town Films to Compete at Annecy

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival has announced the official selection of films that will compete at the 2021 event. Masashi Ando’s The Deer King (Shika no Ō), Kotaru Tamura’s Josee, The Tiger and the Fish, and Yusuke Hirota’s Poupelle of Chimney Town will compete in the Features category.

Science SARU and Masaaki Yuasa’s Japan Sinks: 2020 anime series is competing in the TV Films category. The anime had also been selected to compete in the TV Films category last year.

Established in 1960, Annecy is the world’s oldest and largest animation film festival. This year’s event will run from June 14-19, 2021 in the French town of the same name, and it will celebrate the event’s 60th anniversary.

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The First Episode of the Japan Sinks 2020 Anime Is Nominated for the Annecy International Animation Film Festival TV Division Award

It has been announced that the first episode of the Japan Sinks 2020 anime, as well as director Masaaki Yuasa, have been nominated for the Annecy International Animation Film Festival award in the TV Division.

Japan Sinks 2020 was an updated adaptation of Sakyo Komatsu’s 1973 bestselling sci-fi novel Japan Sinks. The 10-episode anime series was set right after the in-universe 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics where disaster strikes Japan. The series launched on Netflix worldwide on July 9, 2020 and was compiled into a compilation film that was released in Japan on November 13, 2020.

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On-Gaku: Our Sound Anime Film Wins Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival has announced that it has awarded Kenji Iwaisawa’s On-Gaku: Our Sound film with the Best Original Music Award for a Feature Film in the festival’s Special Awards Ceremony. SACEM (Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music) sponsored the award. The Annecy International Animation Film Festival awarded Tomohiko Banse, Grandfunk, and Wataru Sawabe for the film.

On-Gaku: Our Sound premiered on June 15, 2020 at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The anime film adaptation of Hiroyuki Ohashi’s Ongaku manga opened in Japan on January 11, 2020. GKIDS will release the film in North America in 2020.

This year’s physical Annecy International Animation Film Festival was canceled due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Instead, an online version of the festival is being held from June 15-30, 2020.

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Lupin III THE FIRST, Seven Days War, and On-Gaku: Our Sound Films to Compete at Annecy

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival has announced the official selection of films that will compete at this year’s event. Takashi Yamazaki’s Lupin III THE FIRST and Yūta Murano’s Seven Days War films will compete in the Features category. Kenji Iwaisawa’s On-Gaku: Our Sound will compete in the Contrechamp category.

In addition to the traditional Features category, the event added a Contrechamp category, which replaces the Out-of-Competition section, in 2019. Films in the Contrechamp category are still in competition, but the section features the “most unique feature films, as well as those that create more challenges vis-à-vis the audience.”

This year’s physical Annecy International Animation Film Festival is canceled due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Instead, an online version of the festival will be held from June 15-30, 2020.

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The Ride Your Wave, The Relative Worlds, Wonderland, and Children of the Sea Anime Films to Compete at Annecy

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival has announced the official selection of films that will be screened in competition during the event. In addition to the traditional Features category, this year’s event will have a new Contrechamp category, which replaces the Out-of-Competition section. Films in the Contrechamp category are still in competition, but the section features the “most unique feature films, as well as those that create more challenges vis-à-vis the audience.”

Masaaki Yuasa and Science SARU’s Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara (titled in the festival as Ride Your Wave), Yūhei Sakuragi and Craftar’s The Relative Worlds (Sōtai Sekai), and Keiichi Hara’s The Wonderland (Birthday Wonderland) will compete in the Features category. Ayumu Watanabe and Studio 4°C’s Children of the Sea (Kaijū no Kodomo) will compete in the Contrechamp category.

In addition, Makoto Shinkai’s new film Weathering with You (Tenki no Ko) and Netflix’s four-episode original anime Eden will screen at the festival as works in progress. A 4K remaster of the 1989 film Venus Wars will also screen with English subtitles to mark the anime’s 30th anniversary.

Akira Shigino’s Dino Girl Gauko “Dad’s Secret”, will compete in the TV Films category. Mirai Mizue’s “The Dawn of Ape” will screen in competition in the Short Films category. Shunsaku Hayashi’s “Leaking Life” will screen in the Off-Limits experimental short film category. Kayuma Mizuki’s “Bath House of Whales” will screen in the Graduation Short Films category. AC-bu’s Powder “New Tribe” is screening in the Commisioned Films category.

Established in 1960, Annecy is the world’s oldest and largest animation film festival. It will run from June 10-15, 2019 at the French community of the same name.

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Anime Films That Will Be Screened at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival has announced on the official selection of films that will be screened in and out of competition during the event.

Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu’s Mirai (Mirai of the Future or Mirai no Mirai) and Kitaro Kosaka and DLE/Madhouse’s Okko’s Inn (Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei!) films will screen in competition. Naoko Yamada and Kyoto Animation’s Liz and the Blue Bird and Mari Okada and P.A. Works’ Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms films will screen out of competition.

Established in 1960, Annecy is the world’s oldest and largest animation film festival. This year, it runs from June 11-16, 2018 at the French community of the same name.

Source: ANN