Singapore’s Oscar Nomination – by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

Yoshihiro Tatsumi is a Japanese mangaka whose works include Gekiga Hyouryuu, Abandon the old in Tokyo, Black Blizzard and The Push Man and Other Stories. He is a very liked and celebrated Japanese author, although not as famous worldwide as Tite Kubo (Bleach) and Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto). It is no wonder an animated adaptation of one of his stories, Gekiga Hyouryuu (A Drifting Life) to be precise, has been nominated as the artwork for consideration for the upcoming Oscar awards. The interesting this is that it was elected by Singapore. The movie will screen at the Cannes Film Festival. The 84th annual Academy Awards (Oscars for those who are not familiar with the other name) will  be held February 26, 2012. The official listings of the nominated movies are not announced yet.

The story is a semi-autobiography of the author, Tatsumi, depicting his struggle to get a grip on life and defeat all hardships he faces after World War II.


Source: Variety

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4 thoughts on “Singapore’s Oscar Nomination – by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

  1. Hope he gives a different point of view to the WWII. I don’t feel movies, telling about this war are made for some other purpose than being nominated for an Oscar. Hope this film is different.

    1. I get your point… What I love from his work is Gekiga Hyouryuu and Good-Bye (which is by the way focused on war). I believe he’ll put a much more psychological, alternative and personal approach, when telling about WWII.

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