No anime film has been nominated for the Oscars 2023, but this one has every chance of being nominated in 2024

‘Suzume’ already has a release date in several European countries.

The animation category at the Oscars is always the most predictable of all. Some of Pixar or Disney will always fall. If there is a stop-motion one, they also nominate it, even if they later skip it. Y the anime goes very unnoticed by the Film Academy, if it is not Studio Ghibli.

In general, anime has always been underappreciated when it comes to awards. This year it has only been the focus of Inu-Oh nominations, both at the Golden Globes and at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards or the Annie Awards. Despite everything, it has not managed to be nominated for an Oscar.

The film is directed by Masaaki Uasa (Love is in the water) and the story revolves around the life of Inu-Oh, a boy who at birth seemed more supernatural than human. For this reason, the adults decided that no one else would see his body. But everything changes when he meets Tomona, another boy on the outskirts of society.

Even though inu-oh hasn’t managed to be nominated for an Oscar, Suzume has every chance of doing so in 2024. The film is directed by Makoto Shinkai (Your Name) and will his international debut at the 73rd edition of the Berlinale, the Berlin Film Festival, held from February 16 to 26. In addition, she does it by making history, since it will be the first anime film in the Competition section in two decades.

This may be a teaser for what’s to come in terms of awards for the film, despite the fact that Shinkai’s previous film, your name, did not manage to be nominated for the Oscars either. The story follows Suzume, a 17-year-old girl who suddenly meets a young traveler in search of an ancestral gate.

Crunchyroll has partnered with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild Bunch International and Eurozoom to release internationally Suzume and there are already release dates for it:

  • April 12th: France and Malta
  • April 13th: Australia, Brazil, Germany, Mexico and New Zealand
  • April 14th: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Gibraltar, Ireland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and the United States

As for the Release dates for Latin America and Spain they will be revealed later.