Hana to Alice, Miss Hokusai, and Other Anime at this Years Annecy

A number of the biggest anime films to be seen in 2014/15 will be at this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Here’s the line-up. Click on the links to be taken to the festival page which has more information.


The Case of Hana & Alice (Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken), and Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi -Miss HOKUSAI-) have both been selected for the Official Feature Film Competition.

The Boy and the Beast, or at least parts of it, will be featured in the Work in Progress section which involves a talk given by the film’s producer Seiji Okuda. The Out of Competition section features Stand by Me Doraemon.

Ghost in the Shell: The Movie, the most recent adaptation of the franchise by character designer and director Kazuchika Kise and his co-director Kazuya Nomura, is also getting screened.


In other areas, Yusuke Sakamoto’s The Night of the Naporitan is competing in the Short Films category and in the Commissioned Films category Mirai Mizue and Yukie Nakauchi’s Shugo Tokumaru Poker is present.

There are three Japanese student films at this year’s Graduation Films category. They are  Sayaka Kihata’s I Can’t Breathe, Sawako Kabuki’s Master Blaster, and Shishi Yamazaki’s Tsukiyo & Opal.

The Lost Breakfast, a short by Q-RAIS, is screened out of competition.


The “Food Chain” episode of Adventure Time is in the TV Films category and Making Of category. It will be known to anime fans because that was the episode written, directed and animated by director Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong The Animation, Space Dandy, The Tatami Galaxy). Yuasa and Eunyoung Choi, his protégé and frequent collaborator, are listed as guest speakers.

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