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Crunchyroll Brings Anime to the International Animation Film Festival of Annecy Next Month

Crunchyroll have recently announced that they will be bringing anime to the International Animation Film Festival of Annecy in France by giving BLUE LOCK THE MOVIE  -EPISODE NAGI- it’s international premiere, submitting Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead into the TV Films competition category, and having Michel Berger (Senior Vice President, Global Commerce) host a panel discussing anime at the festival.

While this news doesn’t bring new licenses for the UK market, it is interesting to hear that Crunchyroll will be attending the Animation Film Festival in France and doing activities there to promote anime. Details of Crunchyroll’s activities at the festival can be found in the quoted text (taken from the press release) below:


The International premiere of the he highly anticipated soccer anime film scheduled in the new program “Annecy Presents” 


“That’s a hassle.” That was second-year high schooler Nagi Seishiro’s favorite phrase as he lived his dull life. Until Mikage Reo, a classmate who dreamed of winning the World Cup, discovered Nagi’s hidden skill, inspiring him to play soccer and share his outstanding talent. One day, he receives an invitation to the mysterious BLUE LOCK Project. What awaits him there is an encounter with the finest strikers assembled from across the country. Nagi’s dream of becoming the best, alongside Reo, will take this prodigy to a world he’s never known. 

A prodigy can only be shaped when someone discovers him….now, striker Nagi Seishiro’s incredible talent and persona will set the soccer world ablaze..

Directed by Shunsuke Ishikawa. Original story by Muneyuki Kaneshiro. Manga by Kouta Sannomiya. Produced by Eightbit.

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead

The first episode, which streamed in 2023 on Crunchyroll, takes part in the official competition in the TV Films category.


The entire city is being ravaged by the undead, but Akira has never felt more alive! That’s why he is on a mission to complete all 100 items on his bucket list.

Directed by Shunsuke Ishikawa. Original story by Muneyuki Kaneshiro. Manga by Kouta Sannomiya with Character Design by Yusuke Nomura. Produced by Eightbit.


Wednesday, June 12 | 3:30 PM CET 

Haute-Savoie Chambre de Métiers et de l’Artisanat

Crunchyroll Presents: The World of Anime

As interest worldwide is exploding, Anime is not coming: it’s here right now. Join Mitchel Berger, Crunchyroll’s Senior Vice President of Global Commerce, as he discusses the global phenomenon of anime and its impact on pop culture. He will provide insight on why anime is striking such a chord and how Crunchyroll and others are fueling fans’ passion for it on a global scale. 

Host: Crunchyroll’s Michel Berger (Senior Vice President, Global Commerce) 

For those unaware the Annecy Festival inspires and rocks the world to the rhythm of animation by highlighting the creative dynamism and richness this sector represents. From exclusive presentations of the latest animated works to demonstrations of the latest and future trends via meetings with seasoned directors and emerging talents, the Annecy International Animation Festival is an exciting celebration in an exceptional setting. The official competition of the festival rewards every year short and feature films, series, graduation films and commissioned films, all made in animation. 

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