Anime short “The Mighty Grand Piton” puts Caribbean culture at the forefront


The Caribbean … in anime!! … ‘The lush landscapes of the Caribbean don’t immediately spring to mind when you think of anime, yet it makes for the perfect backdrop in the anime-inspired short, The Mighty Grand Piton.’

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Creator Wesley Louis talks about incorporating his Saint Lucian roots into the animation.

A report by Sajae Elder for The Fader.

The lush landscapes of the Caribbean don’t immediately spring to mind when you think of anime, yet it makes for the perfect backdrop in the anime-inspired short, The Mighty Grand Piton. Set on the island of Saint Lucia and against its famous mountains Les Pitons, the short follows a young British girl with Saint Lucian roots who discovers a mysterious giant robot while on a family holiday. It clocks in at around 90 seconds, but offers up more than enough for it to rival any animated saga. For as much as the short pulls directly from anime, it’s distinctly Caribbean in a medium where representation of the region is slim — down to Saint Lucia’s flag emblems built into the robot’s design and its soca-infused theme song.

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