Anime Tamago to Hold Open Lectures for Aspiring Young Animators

The Anime Tamago project will hold four open lectures in February and March for aspiring young animators. The free lectures will be held by experienced members of the anime industry.

The first lecture will be held on February 16 with the theme of drawing action. The lecturer will be Minoru Morita, an animation director on Bleach and Naruto.

The second lecture will be held on March 14 with the theme of showing the results of the Anime Tamago project. Various producers and animators who participated in previous Anime Tamago project will talk about their experiences and their current work in the anime industry.

The third lecture will also be held on March 14. Its theme will be explaining terms used in the anime industry such as “key pose” and “blocking.” The lecturer will be anime producer Kōji Takeuchi (O-jii-san no LampLupin the 3rd: Blood Seal of the Eternal Mermaid).

The fourth lecture will be held on March 15 with the theme of animation character designs and the role of chief animation directors. The lecturers will be Production I.G animator Takayuki Goto (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexKuroko’s Basketball) and Tezuka Productions‘ Shinji Seya (Astro BoyBlack Jack: Child from the Sky).

Those interested in attending the lectures can sign up to attend via Anime Tamago‘s website.

The Anime Tamago shorts train young animators on-the-job as part of the Japanese government’s Agency of Cultural Affairs’ “Young Animator Training Project.” The project was previously known as “Anime Mirai.” Three new shorts will be released in 2020.

The Japanese government’s Agency of Cultural Affairs launched its “Young Animator Training Project” in 2010 with the aim of fostering the growth of domestic animation studios, and tackling the concern that more of the Japanese animation process is being outsourced overseas. The project has spawned such works as Little Witch AcademiaDeath Billiards (which inspired the Death Parade television anime), and Ongaku Shōjo.

Source: Anime! Anime!