The first episode of Shingo Natsume’s Sonny Boy anime is getting some well-deserved accolades. The official website announced that the episode, “The Island at the Far End of Summer,” has been nominated for the 2022 Annecy International Film Festival’s TV Films in Competition category, marking the only anime nomination in this particular division.
We’ll find out how it fares agains the rest of the competition when the Annecy International Animation Film Festival is held in France from July 13-18, 2022.
Produced by Madhouse, the 12-episode Sonny Boy anime aired in Japan from July to October of 2021 and had its simulcast stream on Funimation. Here’s a trailer from its initial airing:
It’s an ordinary summer vacation…except for the fact that Nagara’s high school has mysteriously drifted into another dimension. As the students begin to develop strange new powers, will they work together to survive the alien environment and find a way home, or will their newly formed factions and rivalries turn on each other?