Photo/IllutrationTokyo's Ikebukuro district will serve as the main venue for the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2018. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

Films from the Czech Republic, Taiwan, Russia and China have been nominated in the Feature Animation category at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) 2018.

The four films include: “The Oddsockeaters” by Galina Miklinova from the Czech Republic; “On Happiness Road” by Sung Hsin-yin from Taiwan; “Kikoriki: Deja Vu” by Denis Chernov from Russia; and “Have a Nice Day” by Liu Jian from China.

This year, 731 works from 58 countries and regions were submitted for the feature and short film competitions. Both figures are higher than those of last year.

Thirty-five works from around the world are in the running in the Short Animation category.

TAAF 2018 will take place on March 9-12 at venues in the capital’s Ikebukuro district.

For more information, visit the official website at (http://animefestival.jp/en/).

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