If it did get nominated, it would be the first (not-Ghibli) anime to do so.
I can’t shake the feeling that the Anglosphere as a whole just plain doesn’t care about non-English film. I don’t know why I’m so excited about the notion of a (not-Ghibli) anime, especially a Meduka movie (of all things) getting nominated for the Oscars, but I really am. Maybe it’s just because except for maybe maaaaybe Bollywood, you just can’t get more exotic than anime when it comes to cinematography, and you just can’t get more anime than magical girls when it comes to anime.
Of course, Megucas really aren’t your typical magical girls… being introduced to magical girls with with Megucas is like being introduced to mechas with giant cloned pilotable alien cyborgs, an being introduced to anime in general with Meduka is like being introduced to introduced to anime in general with That Movie Where Everybody Turns Into Orange Juice.
If only they had started the animated Oscars four years earlier…