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52nd edition

Nasu: Andarushia no natsu

Fortnight 2003, Short film, 45mn40s


On the hottest day of the summer in Andalusia, Pepe is racing in the Vuelta España, Spain’s biggest bicycle race. Far from the best on the team, he overhears his coach talking about dismissing him. When the racers approach the village of Pepe’s birth, a minor accident changes the course of events. Pepe finds himself as close to victory as he ever has been. His mind working feverishly, Pepe desperately pedals for the chance of a lifetime…


Kitaro Kosaka

Born in Tokyo in 1962, Kitaro Kosaka has worked on numerous features and TV animation films including Akira, Metropolis and Grave of the Fireflies. He has worked closely with Hayao Miyazaki for nearly 20 years on such films as Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds, Castle in the Sky, and Princess Mononoke. Aside from an animation short, Clover, in 1999, Nasu: Summer in Andalusia is his first film. He is also a cyclist amateur, and regularly participates in racing events.

Eiko Koike,
Toshio Kakei
Voix de: Yo Oizumi,

Kitaro Kosaka, adapté de : de la bande dessinée Nasu de Iou Kuroda

Hisao Shirai, Katsuyoshi Kishi

Masafumi Mima

Takeshi Seyama

Toshiyuki Honda

Set decoration
Naoya Tanaka

Production : 

 Masao Maruyama Mad House c/o
Joe Ikeda, Asmik Ace Entertainment Hongo
5-24-5, Bunkyo-Ku 113 – 8405 Tokyo Japon
Tél: +81 3 3817 6728
Fax: +81 3 3817 6904

 Coproductions :
Asmik Ace Entertainment (Japon)
Vap (Japon)
Tokyu Recreation (Japon)
NTV (Japon)
Tokuma Shoten Publishing (Japon)

Title in Original Version : Nasu: L'été en Andalousie