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17th Animation Division Jury Selections

little ojisan (Little Grandpa)

Animated TV series

ASANO Noi [Japan]


One day, I picked up a little ojisan (old man)… As a university student living alone, “I” had no success with job-hunting, and was close to becoming a hikikomori (a recluse). It was one such day that, on the way home from a convenience store, I found the “little ojisan”…This work depicts the cherished days spent with a 6.8 cm-tall, slightly gloomy, surprisingly selfcentered, enigmatic ojisan who somehow draws sympathy.