By Yoshimi ITAZU

PRODUCTION I.G - as SALES All rights, World / PROD

Animation - Completed 2015

A though-provoking fable set in a cruel and gentle world after an unnamed disaster

& Awards

WorldFest Houston 2016
Classic Cel Animation / Platinum Remi Award Winner
Fantasia Film Festival 2016
Animation Competition Shorts
Sitges FF 2016
Official Fantastic Competition
Bucheon International Animation Festival 2016
Competition Shorts
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards 2016
Best Animation Short
Spotlight Short Film Awards 2016
Platinum Award
International Independent Film Awards 2016
Gold Award
LA Shorts Awards 2016
Best Original Score
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Animation, First film, Social issues
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 28 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yoshimi ITAZU
    • Writer(s)
    • Miho MARUO
    • Producer(s)
    • Keiko MATSUSHITA (Production I.G)
    • Synopsis
    • The earth shook. The sea roared. And then...
      There is a small house solitary standing by the seaside. A pigtail-braided girl is living there alone since that day. Mail is no longer delivered, but even this morning, she’s hanging out the laundry as usual.

      The directorial debut of up-and-coming animator Yoshimi Itazu (Miss Hokusai). Based on the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize-winning comic book "Mitsuami no Kami-sama" by Machiko Kyo, and visually inspired by Derek Jarman's garden in Dungeness -an oasis of life growing in front of a nuclear power plant- "Pigtails" metaphorically depicts the conflicting feelings that engulfed Japan in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.