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Ashura, Children Who Chase Voices to Compete at France's Annecy

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
A Letter to Momo, 1st Berserk film to be screened out of competition

France's Annecy, the world's largest animation film festival, is listing that it will screen Keiichi Satou's (Tiger & Bunny, Karas) and Toei's feature film adaptation of George Akiyama's 1970-1971 Ashura manga as well as Makoto Shinkai's Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below in competition for its feature films category. The festival will also screen Berserk Ōgon Jidai-Hen I: Haō no Tamago, Studio 4°C's first film out of a trilogy of adaptations of Kentaro Miura's Berserk manga, and Hiroyuki Okiura and Production I.G's A Letter to Momo film outside of competition.

The festival will also screen Kenji Kawasaki's short film "Chiruri" out of competition.

Annecy will also screen Katsuhiro Ōtomo's "Hi-no-youjin" or "Combustible" anime short in competition. Shin Hashimoto's "Beluga," Akihito Izuhara's "LI.LI.TA.AL," Mirai Mizue's "Modern No. 2," Florian Piento's French-Japanese production "The People Who Never Stop," Syuhei Morita's "Tsukumo," and Ayaka Nakata and Yuki Sakitani's "Yonalure: Moment to Moment" will also compete in the same Short Films category as "Hi-no-youjin."

The first Blue Exorcist episode will compete in the TV series category, while Masaki Okuda, Ryō Ōkawara, and Yutaro Ogawa's Art Path 2011 "Count Down" will compete in the Advertising Films category. Four student films round out Japan's roster at the festival.

The festival will be held from June 4-9.

[Via Makoto Shinkai]

Image © 2012 Momo e no Tegami Production Committee

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