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14th Animation Division Jury Selections

The Messenger from the sea

Animated short film [Japan]



Non-chan saves the life of a turtle being bullied at the seashore. The turtle invites Non-chan to leave his cruel country and go to Paradise. But after another bout of bullying, the turtle grows to an enormous size and begins to destroy the town. Non-chan embarks on a battle to protect what is precious to him. The Messenger from the sea is the latest installment in the Kidousensi Non-chan series started 10 years ago as a simple Web animation project. It comes to the audience six years after the previous film, Held in the Rain.