Anime Tamago 2018

Anime Tamago will hold a screening in Ikebukuro of this year’s four new shorts to train young animators this March. Historically, a majority of the animators trained by this project have been women, though most of the upper level staff are men. This year’s projects are:

  • Time Driver – Directed by Junichi Yamamoto, a joint production of Imagica Imageworks and Studio Robot
  • Engimon – Directed by Hiromasa Sato, with Studio Nanahoshi and Usagi-ou
  • Milky Panic Twelve – Directed by Shinosuke Numata and animated at Tomason
  • Midnight Crazy Trail – Directed by Kazushige Yusa with Picona Creative Studio

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A Gender History of the Young Animator Training Project

On March 11, there will be a screening in Ikebukuro of the four newest short films produced by the Young Animator Training Project, now called “Anime Tamago.” The project is was launched in 2010 and funded with support from the Agency of Cultural Affairs, part of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Since 2011, four short films have been produced each year by various studios, the most prominent of which is Little Witch Academia, now a full-fledged TV series. Another short, Death Billiards, also got its concept taken into a full TV series, Death Parade. However, the primary purpose of the project is to train animators. Continue reading “A Gender History of the Young Animator Training Project”