The Girl from the Other Side
A heart-warming story about acceptance, coexistence and being human (again).
Touch not the Outsiders, lest ye become an Outsider. But when two creatures belonging to opposite kinds -a lost little girl from the Inside and a demonic beast-looking Outsider- initiate an impossible coexistence on the same side of the forest, their bond seems to transcend their incompatible natures and the unnamed curse that has divided the world.
Based on Angouleme-nominated, eponymous best-selling graphic novel by manga artist Nagabe.
Two beings from incompatible sides -a lost little girl and a devil-looking creature- unexpectedly share the same time and space against all rules, in a world divided by an unnamed curse.
From the Angouleme-nominated, eponymous graphic novel by manga artist Nagabe.
Satomi MaiyaDirectorTarareba (music video for rock band Amazarashi)
Runtime:9 minutes 33 seconds
Completion Date:August 1, 2019
Country of Origin:Japan
Country of Filming:Japan
Fantasia Film Festival 2019Montreal
June 1, 2019
Official Short Competition
Sitges Fantastic Film Festival 2019Sitges
October 5, 2019
Official Fantastic Competition Shorts
Bucheon International Animation Festival 2019Bucheon
Korea, Republic of
October 18, 2019
International Competition Shorts
Clermont-Ferrand Int’l Short Film Festival 2020Clermont-Ferrand
February 1, 2020
Young Audience Competition
WorldFest-Houston 2020Houston, Texas
April 25, 2020
Platinum Remi Award / Animation Short Film
International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart 2020Stuttgart
May 5, 2020
Ottawa International Animation Festival 2020Ottawa
September 23, 2020
Short Film Competition (Young Audience 6-12)
Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2020Hiroshima
August 20, 2020
Japanese Animation Today
New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2020Chitose
November 20, 2020
Production I.GCountry: JapanRights: All Rights
Yutaro Kubo: Born in Beppu in 1990, Kubo is a freelance visual artist who graduated from the Tokyo Polytechnic University and studied under Academy award-nominee Koji Yamamura at the Tokyo University of the Arts. He has directed a number of hand-drawn style animated short films that screened at major festivals. Notably individual works include Kicking Rocks (2013, PISAF Best Online Work Prize), and the eight-second short 00:08 (2014, Best Gallery Film at Anima Mundi 2014, competition at Annecy, Ottawa and Zagreb).
Satomi Maiya: Born in Sendai in 1990, Maiya is an animator and illustrator who graduated from the Tokyo Polytechnic University and studied under Academy award-nominee Koji Yamamura at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Many of her works feature pastel techniques, and screened at major animation festivals such as Annecy and Hiroshima. She often collaborates with Yutaro Kubo, like in the music video Tarareba (2017) for the Japanese rock act Amazarashi, and she is appreciated in the industry for her delicate and heart-warming visual style.