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Live-Action Mainichi Kaasan Wins at Shanghai Film Fest

posted on 2011-06-18 23:57 EDT
Ashita no Joe, Usagi Drop nominated for Sunday's main Golden Goblet Awards

The live-action film adaptation of Rieko Saibara's Mainichi Kaa-san family comedy manga won the Best Film for Asian New Talent Award at the 14th Annual Shanghai International Film Festival on Friday. Director Shōtarō Kobayashi appeared in person to accept the award, and he thanked the cast and staff.

The festival will present the main awards of the festival, the Golden Goblet Awards, at its closing ceremonies on Sunday. Fumihiko Sori's live-action film of Asao Takamori and Tetsuya Chiba's classic boxing manga Ashita no Joe and Sabu's live-action film of Yumi Unita's Bunny Drop (Usagi Drop) manga are both representing Japan in the Golden Goblet nominations. Yōichi Sai (Kamui Gaiden) is a judge at the festival.

The Crunchyroll website began streaming the English-subtitled anime adaptation of Mainichi Kaa-san under the name Kaasan - Mom's Life outside Japan in 2009.

Source: MyCom Journal

Image © 2011 Mainichi Kaa-san Film Production Committee © Rieko Saibara


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