The 27th ‘Yubari International Fantastic Movie Festival 2017’ will be held from March 2 to March 6 in the city of Yubari, Hokkaido. The festival’s lineup includes lots of anime.
Hirunehime –Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari-, the new work by Kenji Kamiyama, has been selected as the opening movie of the movie festival. Kamiyama is known for his works Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit and Ghost in the Shell S.A.C.
Pacalien by animation creator Toshiko Hata will have its world premiere at the festival. It’s a doll animation whose protagonist is an alien investigator that looks just like an alpaca. The alien alpaca, Romeros, lands on Earth and has to run away from humans wearing strange masks. Takumi Saito voices Romeros.
Green Light from Korea features a world destroyed by nuclear war. It’s the story of a little girl named Mari and a robot soldier which Mari meets in a dead town. This is Seong-Min Kim’s first work as a director. He has been working as an animator for various VFX studios. His delicate but heart-warming characters are something to note.
France’s Mishimasaiko features Mishima, who lives in a dark hole surrounded by larvae, and the beautiful Saiko, who just woke up from sleeping inside a rose. The Japanese premiere of the latest work of multiple award-winner Aude Danset will happen at the festival.
Five Dodoes and the Last Egg is a puppet animation produced by a team of students from a small school.The last 5 dodoes in the world fight against mice and humans to take back their eggs. The clumsy dodoes will try their best to save them!
‘Yubari International Fantastic Movie Festival 2017’
Period : March 2-6, 2017
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