Here Are The Anime Movies Hoping For A 2019 Oscar Nomination

The Oscars have been a longstanding tradition in Hollywood and filmmaking across the globe since its inception in 1929. With a host of different categories honoring different genres, creative minds, actors, production members and too many others matter too, the anime world has managed to get seen at the Oscars once in a while. Whether with Spirited Away from Studio Ghibli winning the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2003 or with a slew of anime productions nominated, this year looks no different with the legacy of anime with several titles vying to win their own award.

Anime News Network shared the four anime titles that will compete for the top spot in the “Best Animated Picture” category, with some of the year’s biggest anime films putting their names up for consideration for the prestigious Academy Award:

Two of the biggest names mentioned are Studio TRIGGER’s Promare and CoMix Wave Films. grow old with you. Both of these animated films received critical acclaim, with screenings in various locations around the world. The two movies that aren’t as popular, or just don’t get as much word of mouth, that are included are children of the sea and Okko’s Inn. The former film revolves around three teenagers as they investigate and are affected by a supernatural event that affects the world’s marine life. Okko’s Inn is a film based on a series of children’s novels, which was also accompanied by an animated television series following a number of different stories.

grow old with you is the story of two crossed lovers, one of whom has the ability to control the weather with supernatural abilities. Promare, which is the most action-packed of the four offerings, follows a team of super-powered firefighters as they attempt to battle an impending threat that seeks to set the world ablaze. Although Weathering With You has yet to see a major release in North America (although a January release date has been announced), Promare saw multiple theatrical releases and will be replaying in theaters for a special one-night event later in December.

Which animated film do you want to win among these Oscar hopefuls? Are there any animated films that weren’t submitted for the Oscars that you’d like to see receive a nomination? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the Oscars!

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