The Girl from the Other Side short film premiered at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal, Canada during last August. The anime even has a DVD that’s bundled with the limited edition of the manga’s eighth compiled book volume in September.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) just announced on Thursday that Wit Studio’s 10-minute anime adaptation of Nagabe’s The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún manga will be competing for the Short Animation for Young Audiences 6-12 division of the Films/Videos Made for Young Audiences category at this year’s online event.
Want more? Don’t worry! Six other Japan-made works are under production:
- Atsushi Wada’s “My Exercise” (Independent Short Films Competition, Narrative Short Animation)
- Momo Takenoshita’s “Doghead” (Student Animation Competition, Student Animation)
- Sawako Kabuki’s “Kuricorder Quartet ‘Southpaw'” (Commissioned Films Competition, Commissioned Animation)
- Hiroyuki Mizoguchi’s “Fuwa Fuwa Hour: PuiPui & MuuMuu ‘Fushigi na Tane'” (“Fluffy Hour: PuiPui & MuuMuu ‘Mysterious Seed'”; Films/Videos Made for Young Audiences, Short Preschool Animation for Audiences 0-5)
- Masam Hashimoto’s “Beads no Mori no Rabby (Okatazuke)” (“Rabby of Beads Forest (Clean up)”; Films/Videos Made for Young Audiences, Short Preschool Animation for Audiences 0-5) – World Premiere
- Yōko Yuki’s “ShalaBonBon” (Films/Videos Made for Young Audiences, Short Preschool Animation for Audiences 0-5) – Canadian Premiere
Nagab began the series in 2015 in the Mag Garden’s Monthly Comic Garden magazine, until Mag Garden released the ninth compiled book volume on March 10.
OIAF has accumulated over 1,950 entries from 84 different countries for the 2020 competition. This year’s competition features 92 short films, six feature films, 16 films for the Canadian Student Competition, and 41 Panorama films meant “to represent the efforts of the Canadian, international, and student communities.”