Japanese anime studio challenges “Star Wars”!

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Japan seven of animation studio “Star Wars” and draw a dream of the project “: Star Wars Visions from the” September 22 days, Disney+.

“Star Wars: Visions” “Star Wars: Visions” is said to have been influenced by Akira Kurosawa’s movies and Japanese myths and classics. A project to create a new story in the world of “Wars” by contemporary Japanese creators who became the source of inspiration. Each of the seven studios representing Japanese animation creates a “Star Wars” story with free ideas. Here, we introduce the studios that participated in this big project. All of them are unique studios with their style, and you will indeed find your favorite.

A group of professionals who are particular about “compromise is death” specialize in comic-style 3DCG works using unique cell-look shading. Although 3DCG mainly expresses it, it is not limited to that, and a wide range of methods produces the work, and “Pop Team Epic” that uses multiple ways properly] Became a hot topic. Representative results include the opening animation of “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” and “Ninja Batman.”

“The Duel” Director: Junpei Mizusaki (General Director) Cast: Masaki Terasoma, Akeno Watanabe, Yuko Sanpei [Kinema Citrus] “Produces a film with values ​​that will remain for 100 years and will not change even if the times change.” Established in 2008 with that idea, the following year with Bonds, “Tokyo Magnitude 8. 0” is produced. Since then, it has been an animation studio working on topical works one after another.

He has produced many results that have become a hot topic not only in Japan but also overseas, such as “Made in Abyss,” “Shoujo ☆ Kageki Review Starlight,” and “The Rising of the Shield Hero.” “Village Bride” / “Village Bride” Director: Kazu Tadashi, etc. Cast: Masami Seto, Megumi Han, Yuma Uchida, Takaya Kamikawa, Yoshimitsu Shimoyama, Mariya Ise [Science SARU] “The Tatami Galaxy” Director Masaaki Yuasa, who had a unique sense of “Mind Game”, was established in 2013 with Choi Eunyoung. We are producing one after another internationally acclaimed works such as “DEVILMAN Crybaby” and “Lu Over the Wall.” He has many fans with his unique style of moving the expanding and contracting characters special to animation. The latest work is “K-ON! And “The Heike Story” directed by Naoko Yamada of “A Silent Voice” and the theatrical animation “Inu-Oh” directed by Masaaki Yuasa. “T0-B1” Director: Abel Gongora Cast: Masako Nozawa, Tsutomu Isobe “Akagiri” / “Akakiri (original title)” Director: Choi Eun-young Cast: Yu Miyazaki, Lynn, Cho, Wataru Takagi, Yukari Nozawa [Geno Studio ] An emerging animation studio established in 2015 to take over the production of Ito Keisuke’s science fiction novel “Genocidal Organ” from Mangrove. He specializes in hard action, suspense, and sci-fi works. Since releasing “Genocidal Organ” as theatrical animation, he has worked on the animation of manga, including radical depictions such as “Golden Kamuy” and “pet.” It has won the trust of anime fans by visualizing it without compromising its charm. “Norausa Rop and Scarlet Butterflies” / “Lop and Ochō (original title)” Director: Yuki Igarashi Cast: Seiran Kobayashi, Risa Shimizu, Tadahisa Fujimura, Taisuke Nakano [Studio Colorido] Hiroyasu Ishida, who has been highly acclaimed since he was a student, and Yojiro Arai from Studio Ghibli, etc. A studio where young talents gather. He mainly works on feature films and short films and has a good reputation for its high quality.

The movie works such as “Typhoon Noruda” and “Penguin Highway” have received high praise, and The studio also calls post-Ghibli because of its sense. In addition, he has worked on the feature film “A Whisker Away” and the web short animation series “Pokemon: Tsubasa” of “Pokemon.” “Tatooine Rhapsody” / “Tatooine Rhapsody” Director: Taku Kimura Cast: Hiroyuki Yoshino, Kosuke Goto, Akio Kaneda, Masayo Fujita, Anri Katsu [Trigger] The main staff of GAINAX’s “Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann” An animation studio formed in 2011, centered on Tatooine. It is a studio that imprints the unique personality that can be seen at a glance, such as unique visual sense and color sense, and vivid action depiction. He often works on original works such as “Kill la Kill,” “Little Witch Academia,” and “Promark” and is enthusiastically supported by anime fans in Japan and overseas.

“THE TWINS” Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi Cast: Junya Enoki, Ryoko Shiraishi, Tokuyoshi Kawashima “The Elder” Director: Masahiko Otsuka Cast: Takaya Hashi, Yuichi Nakamura, Kenichi Ogata [Production I. G] Established in 1993 with the predecessor of “IG Tatsunoko Co., Ltd.” established by producer Mitsuhisa Ishikawa in the latter half of the 1980s. This studio has attracted the attention of anime fans worldwide, working on “Mobile Police Patlabor 2 the Movie” and “GHOST IN THE SHELL,” directed by Mamoru Oshii. Since the 2000s, he has been actively involved in TV animation and has worked on a wide range of works such as “Ghost in the Shell STAND ALONE COMPLEX” and “PSYCHO-PASS Psycho-Pass” to “Haikyu !!” I continue to lead. “Ninth Jedi” / “The Ninth Jedi” Director: Kenji Kamiyama Cast: Chinatsu Akasaki, Tetsuo Kanao, Shinichiro Miki, Hiromu Mineta, Kazuya Nakai, Akio Otsuka, Daisuke Hirakawa

It is a precious attempt for many anime studios to compete in the project. By having a large number of studios in this way, you will reaffirm the variety of Japanese animation. Please enjoy “Star Wars: Visions” while enjoying the “goodness” of each studio. (C) 2021 TM & c Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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