An aggressive and martial arts-devoted mantis kicks cans and hunts down cicadas, bringing havoc into the life of a couple of humans. This personal opus by Shintaro Kishimoto, now steady collaborator of Production I.G's 3D crew, won the prestigious Ofuji Award in 2005.
Winner of the Grand Prix at the Japan Digital Animation Festival in June 2005.
Winner of the Grand Prize Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and Encouragement Prize in the animation section at the Asia Digital Art Awards in October 2005.
Winner of the Oofuji Noburou Prize at the 60th Mainichi Movie Contest in February 2006.
Winner of the 2006 Excellent Work award at the Tokyo Video Festival in February 2006.