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Tokyo Int'l Film Fest to Screen Inu-Oh, Don Glees, Hula Fulla Dance, Nikuko Anime

posted on by Alex Mateo & Egan Loo
Also: retrospectives on animator Yasuo Ōtsuka, Kamen Rider

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) announced on Tuesday that its Japanese Animation section will screen the Japanese premiere of Masaaki Yuasa's INU-OH, the world premiere of Atsuko Ishizuka's Goodbye, Don Glees!, Seiji Mizushima's Hula Fulla Dance (before its December 3 wide release), and Ayumu Watanabe's Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko. The lineup of films accentuate one of the section's themes of "Seeing 2021 Through the Main Character."

Hyouhyou: Haikei, Otsuka Yasuo-sama, a documentary on animator Yasuo Ōtsuka who passed away this year, will also play as part of a retrospective on Otsuka. The retrospective also includes Isao Takahata's Chie the Brat: Downtown Story and Yūgo Serikawa's The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon.

The festival will screen Kamen Rider Double the Movie Forever A to Z / The Gaia Memories of Fate, Masked Rider vs. Shocker, Masked Rider vs. The Ambassador from Hell, Masked Rider V3 vs. Destron, Masked Rider BLACK Hurry to Onigashima, and Masked Rider Decade the Movie: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kamen Rider franchise.

The 34th annual festival will be held from October 30 through November 8. The festival will host a hybrid of physical screenings and online events this year, similar to last year. The tie-in TIFFCOM Marketplace for Film and TV in Asia will host its annual outing online on November 1-3. The festival staff said, "With the continued challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to monitor the global health situation as TIFF and TIFFCOM strengthen their collaborative efforts to hold successful events."

The 33rd annual Tokyo International Film Festival last year screened the Josee, The Tiger and the Fish and Looking for Magical DoReMi films. The event was held from late October to November at EX Theater Roppongi and other Tokyo theaters.

Source: Tokyo International Film Festival's press conference, website

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