The House of the Lost on the Cape Wins The 76th Mainichi Film Award's Best Animation Film

The david production-animated fantasy was released in Japan on August 27, 2021



The official website for the Mainichi Film Awards announced the winners for its 76th edition today, including Shinya Kawatsura (Non Non Biyori)-directed Misaki no Mayoiga / The House of the Lost on the Cape for Best Animation Film of 2021.


The annual film awards was established in 1946 by the Mainichi Newspapers and the Sports Nippon Shimbun with the aim of contributing to the promotion of the film industry in Japan and to spread the joy of film among the Japanese people. Other anime feature films included in the nominees for The Best Animation Film category were Mamoru Hosono's BELLE, Yasuhiro Yoshiura's Sing a Bit of Harmony, Takayuki Hirao's Pompo: The Cinéphile, and Ayumu Watanabe's Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko.


The film, based on Sachiko Kashiwaba's fantasy novel of the same name published by Kodanhsa in 2015, was released in Japan on August 27, 2021. Along with director Kawatsura, Reiko Yoshida (Girls und Panzer) provided a screenplay and david production (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) worked on anime production.


It was produced as one of the three titles of Fuji TV's "Zutto Ouen. Project 2011+10…" for the tenth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The other two titles were the original TV anime Backflip! aired in Japan in the spring of 2021 and the original anime feature film Hula Fulla Dance released in December 2021.





Trailer with English subtitles:



Main visual:



Source: Mainichi Film Awards official website, "The House of the Lost on the Cape" official Twitter


©Sachiko Kashiwaba, KODANSHA/2021"Misaki no Mayoiga" Production Committee


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