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Pigtails, and other short films from Production IG (Cardiff - UK)

Start Date: 01 October 2017
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Country: United Kingdom
Posted By: Joe

Categories: Screening Anime Culture Film

Where is it?

Chapter Arts Centre
Market Road

United Kingdom

Running Time: 28 mins.
Director: Yoshimi Itazu
Writer: Miho Maruo (Screenplay) Machiko Kyo (Original Manga),
Animation Production: Production I.G
Starring: N/A

This animation was created to be part of a mixed-media stage production that combined line readings, animation, music, and sand art to present a story about the March 11th disaster to audiences in Tokyo. Production I.G was a co-producer of the stage play, and has international rights for the whole play, but focussed on the animation part only. It is based on a manga by Machiko Kyo who explores personal feelings toward the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, although it is never explicitly stated in the story, out of consideration for those affected by the disaster. It was directed by Yoshimi Itazu and it is his directorial debut after a career working for Madhouse and Production I.G.

Synopsis: A pigtail braided girl who lives alone in a house by the sea survives an unspecified disaster. The earth shook. The sea roared. And then... The girl continues to live there alone since that day and she carries out her usual routines unaware that everyday objects around her have a life of their own.

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