This 12 months’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival launched on Wednesday that Masaaki Yuasa (DEVILMAN crybaby, Japan Sinks: 2020) will in all probability be a Mifa (International Animation Film Market) Campus patron at this 12 months’s event and present a masterclass on June 17. He will even present a screening of his upcoming INU-OH film, the musical anime perform of Hideo Furukawa‘s Heike Monogatari: INU-OH no Maki (Tales of the Heike: Inu-Oh) novel.

The film will open in Japan in May 28.

Yuasa and Science SARU‘s Japan Sinks: 2020 anime sequence obtained the Jury Award for a TV Series for its first episode “The Beginning of the End” at closing 12 months’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival that happened from June 14-19. Yuasa’s Lu over the wall anime film earned the best “Cristal for a Feature Film” award at Annecy in 2017.

Established in 1960, Annecy is the world’s oldest and largest animation film pageant. This 12 months’s event will run from June 13-18 inside the French metropolis of the an identical determine.

This 12 months’s pageant will even show display the first episode of Shingo Natsume and Madhouse‘s distinctive science-fiction anime Sonny Boy inside the TV Films class.

Other Japanese works in rivals embrace Yoriko Mizushiri’s “Fuan na Tai” (“Anxious Body”), Atsushi Wada’s Hantō no Tori (“Bird in the Peninsula”), Honami Yano’s “Honekami” (“A Bite of Bone”), and Ryō Hirano‘s “KRASUE” inside the Official Short Films class; and Koji Yamamura‘s “Hokkyoku-Guma Suggoku Hima” (“Polar Bear Bears Boredom”) inside the Young Audiences Short Films class.

Sources: Annecy International Animation Film Festival’s site and YouTube channel, Cartoon Brew (Jamie Lang)