The movie: Tezuka Osamu’s Buddha – Akai Sabaku yo! Utsukushiku – is going to be screened at Annecy 2011, a prestigious international animation festival held in France in June.
The festival, which spun off from Cannes International Film Festival in 1960, is the biggest animation film festival authorized by International Animated Film Association.
“Buddha”, the original manga of the movie, has been well-received worldwide so far, which has received the Eisner Award, the Academy Awards in the publishing industry, twice, one in 2004 and the other in 2005. Now the movie based on such a great work attracts a lot of attention from all over the world.