This 12 months’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival launched on Tuesday that the first episode of Shingo Natsume and Madhouse‘s distinctive science fiction anime Sonny Boy is screening in rivals at this 12 months’s event inside the TV Films class.

Other Japanese works in rivals embrace Yoriko Mizushiri’s “Anxious Body,” Atsushi Wada’s “Bird in the Peninsula,” Honami Yano’s “Honekami,” and Ryo Hirano’s “Krasue” inside the Official Short Films class, and Koji Yamamura‘s “Hokkyoku-Guma Suggoku Hima” inside the Young Audiences Short Films class.

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 equivalent determine

The 12-episode Sonny Boy assortment premiered in July 2021. Funimation streamed the anime as a result of it aired in Japan.

The science-fiction ensemble drama amenities spherical 36 ladies and boys. On August 16, midway by a seemingly infinite summer season journey, middle school third-year scholar Nagara, the mysterious change scholar Nozomi, and their classmates are out of the blue transported from their tranquil daily lives to a college adrift in an alternate dimension. They ought to survive with the powers which have wakened inside them.

Natsume conceived the story and directed and wrote the anime at Madhouse. Norifumi Kugai (ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.) handled the anime characters designs based totally on the distinctive designs by manga artist and illustrator Hisashi Euguchi (Perfect Blue, Roujin Z, Eiji, Stop! Hibari-kun, Mujin Wakusei Survive).

Sources: Annecy International Animation Film Festival’s website, Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web