Weathering With You has been submitted for the Academy Awards’ International Feature Film Awards. This was the first anime Japan has submitted for an Oscar since Princess Mononoke in 1988. In case you missed it, read the Kotaku review.  

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.


Is that just for feature or animated feature also?

Variety says since Mononoke, but Spirited Away won the oscar in 2003...