By ATSUSHI OHARA/ Staff Writer
March 24, 2023 at 07:00 JST
A scene from "Oni: Thunder God's Tale" (Provided by Netflix)
Daisuke Tsutsumi's CGI-animated limited series "Oni: Thunder God's Tale" took home two prizes at the 50th Annie Awards, often referred to as the Academy Awards for animation.
The final episode of the four-episode show, titled "The Demon Moon Rises," won Best TV/Media--Limited Series and also Best Production Design--Limited Series.
The awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles on Feb. 25.
"These awards were achieved by all staff members who worked on the project," Tsutsumi said in a statement. "And more than anything else, I am proud that it was recognized by so many people because I made it to make many people around the world feel the beauty of Japan."
Produced as a Netflix original series, "Oni: Thunder God's Tale" is currently available on the streaming platform.
The story centers around a free-spirited girl who strives to become a hero in a world inhabited by gods and monsters.
The limited series was produced by Tonko House, which was established by Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo, who both worked as art directors at Pixar Animation Studios.
The screenplay was written by Mari Okada, whose previous works include "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day" and "The Anthem of the Heart."
A special exhibition dedicated to "Oni" is running in the western Tokyo city of Tachikawa until April 2.
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