20th Animation Division Jury Selections
KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS
Animated TV series
ARAKI Tetsuro [Japan]
Creatures known as Kabane suddenly appear toward the end of the feudal era. A boy named Ikoma and a girl named Mumei are human-Kabane hybrids who fight to survive in a brutal world. Through beautiful art, intense action, and characters faithful to the originals designed by MIKIMOTO Haruhiko, the work depicts the roughhewn power of people rising to the occasion in desperate times.