Get your berets ready, folks. We’re hitting the festival circuit!

Earlier today, the The Annecy International Animation Film Festival unveiled their official selection of films that will be screened at the event. This includes both in-competition showing sand standard exhibitions.

Several anime features will be featured this year, including:


  • A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi)
  • In This Corner of the World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni)
  • Lu over the wall (Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta)


  • Ancien and the Magic Tablet (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari)
  • Rudolf the Black Cat (Rudolf to Ippaiattena)
  • Blame!
  • Mazingre Z (Live-Action)

A Silent Voice is based on Yoshitoki Oima’s manga of the same name. The feature was directed by Naoko Yamada (K-ON!, Tamako Market) at Kyoto Animation, with Reiko Yoshida (Bakuman, Castle Town Dandelion) writing the script. The background score was composed by Kensuke Ushio (Ping Pong the Animation), while Futoshi Nishiya (Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, Hyouka) provided character designs.

In This Corner of the World is based on Fumiyo Kono’s manga of the same name. Sunao Katabuchi (Black Lagoon, Mai Mai Miracle) directed the film and penned the scripts at MAPPA, while Hidenori Matsubara (Ah! My Goddess, Sakura Wars) provided character designs. Masao Maruyama and Taro Maki were attached to the project as producers.

Lu over the wall is an original work from studio Science SARU. Masaaki Yuasa (The Tatami Galaxy, Ping Pong) directed the feature and co-wrote the script with Reiko Yoshida (The Cat Returns, Yowamushi Pedal). Nobutake Ito (The Tatami Galaxy, Ping Pong) provided character designs, while Takatsugu Muramatsu (When Marnie Was There, Mary and the Witch’s Flower) scored the soundtrack.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter