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Hoshi o Ou Kodomo, Tatsumi Nominated for APS Awards

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On Monday, the Asia Pacific Screen Academy announced the nominees for this year’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards, including those for Best Animated Feature Film. Japan’s Hoshi o Ou Kodomo (Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below) and Singapore’s Tatsumi will compete with three other films in this category: South Korea’s Madangeul naon amtak (Leafie), the Phillippines’ RPG Metanoia, and the Russian Federation’s Gadkiy Utyonok (The Ugly Duckling)

Hoshi o Ou Kodomo is the latest work from director MakotoShinkai. The film centers on Asuna, a girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her father as a memento. However, she embarks on a journey of adventure to find a mysterious boy she just met, and thus comes to know the cruelty and beauty of the world, as well as loss. Shinkai’s other works include She and Her CatVoices of a Distant StarThe Place Promised in Our Early Days, and 5 Centimeters Per Second.

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via Anime News Network

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