The Girl from the Other Side

Yutaro Kubo & Satomi Maiya (2019)

Official trailer for the short film THE GIRL FROM THE OTHER SIDE (Totsukuni no Shojo, L’enfant et le maudit), the first anime adaptation from the Angouleme-nominated, eponymous graphic novel by manga artist Nagabe. Closing Film at Fantasia 2019, in competition at Sitges 2019, BIAF 2019 and Clermont-Ferrand 2020. Conceived, directed and animated by Yutaro Kubo and Satomi Maiya. Music by Schroeder-Headz Animation by WIT Studio Distributed by Production I.G http://www.productionig.com/

Touch not the Outsiders, lest ye become an Outsider. But when two creatures belonging to opposite sides -a lost little girl from the Inside and a demonic beast-looking Outsider- initiate an impossible coexistence in the same corner of the forest, their bond seems to transcend their incompatible natures and the unnamed curse that has divided the world.

3 Comments

  1. I’ll get my hands on a copy of the manga and give it a read. Wiki describes a traditional Irish song being used as a title and as I’m a Scot by birth and having spent hours going over Celtic myths and lore. I’m sure any links other than the title will pop up during a read, if they are there at all. Also, I’ve been living in Asia for over a decade and found many parallel stories between ancient Gods, rituals and festivals that have either crossed oceans or may have had similar points of inspiration. One of the most likely ones being nature and the seasons. Anyway, thanks for the find.

  2. This contains a lot of symbolism that I have been using for years. I’ll need to check out the feature and the original material. Do you know if it has basis in myth?