16th Animation Division Jury Selections
FUSE -Memoirs of the Hunter Girl
Animated feature film
MIYAJI Masayuki [Japan]
This animated feature is based on SAKURABA Kazuki’s novel The Fake “Fuse”: Satomi Hakkenden. Fol lowing the death of her grandfather, a young huntress named Hamaji decides to come down from the mountains. She hears rumors of creatures, half-dog and half-human, called fuse that feast on people’s ikidama (souls). Wandering around in search of a place to stay, Hamaji meets a young fuse named Shino. This is the story of the desires and decisions that arise out of their relationship.