2014 Anime Mirai Visuals and Staffs Showcased

Productions to receive 38 million yen with the aim of training young animation

Also making news at this past weekend's Machi Asobi11, visuals and staffs for the four 2014 Anime Project shorts were unveiled. Each studio, selected from among 17 proposals, will receive  38 million yen from the governmental Agency for Cultural Affairs through the Young Animator Training Project with the aim training young animators of the production of a short anime. 


The 2014 shorts will be screened at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi March 1, 2014. 

 

Little Witch Academia was among the four 2013 Anime Mirai shorts

 

 

 

Harmonie

Making connections in a classroom full of students isn't as simple as it sounds

- Director: Yasuhiro Yoshiura (Time of Eve, Patema Inverted)

- Producer: Ryousuke Inagaki 

- Character Designer/Animation Director - Atsushi Ikariya (Attack on Titan's second opening)

- Assistent Animation Director : Daisuke Mataga (Samuira Champloo)

- Animation: Ultra Super Pictures 



A Big First-year Student and a Small Second-year Student

Small girl takes her big, but timid friends for a walk into the the Ipponsugi forest looking for a bellflower

- Director: Ayumu Watanabe (Space Brothers, Mysterious Girlfriend X)

- Producer: Makoto Sotozaki (Space Brothers)

- Character Designer : Shizue Kaneko (Mysterious Girlfriend X)

- Animation Direct : Keiichirou Matsui (Space Brothers)

- Assistent Animation Director : Koji Watanabe (Blue Gender)

- Animation: A1 Pictures (Fairy Tail, Space Brothers, Magi, Sword Art Online)

 


Paroru and the Future Island 

About the strange creatures living on a remote island, whose isolation is broken when curiosity inspires the younger members to seek out the human world

- Director: Kazuaki Imai (episode director in Doraemon, Kimi ni Todoke 2 and Valkyria Chronicles)

- Producer: Maiko Okada (Doraemon, Mirai Nikki)

- Animation: Shinei Douga (Doraemon, Shin-chan)

- Character Design/Animation Director : Yoshimichi Kameda (Evangelion 3.0)


Kuro no Sumika -Chronos-

About a student with a dark destiny, who fatalistic attitude is shaken when it looks like his friend might also be threatened 

- Director: Naoyuki Onda (Berserk Movies, Ergo Proxy, Ai no Kusabi, Hiiro no Kakera)

- Producer: Eiko Tanaka (founder of 4C)

- Production Manager : Hiroto Yonemori

- Character Designer/Animation Director: Yasuyuki Shimizu (Spriggan, Steamboy)

- Assistant Animation Director - Mikine Kuwabara

- Animation: Studio 4C (Berserk movies)

 

 

via Gigazine and Anifav

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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