VIDEO: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "HitRecord" Looks for Japanophiles

Collaborative media project puts the call out

Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently voiced the lead in Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, originally voiced by Hideaki Anno. The professed Miyazaki fan was also being bantered about as part of the convoluted attempted live-action Akira adaptations. Now, he's taking his history in Japanese media to his collaborative media HitRecord project.


CALLING ALL ARTISTS! We're starting a collaboration based on the Japanese culture - contribute all of your art and ideas!



WRITERS, JAPANESE HISTORIANS & SCHOLARS: Contribute Japanese stories or folk tales that could be told in 3 minutes or less. You can also write your own original story.

VOICE OVER ARTISTS: Find a story in the collaboration and perform a reading of it.

ORIGAMI ARTISTS: Contribute Origami art of all kinds. You could also upload a template so other artists could make their own. Please photograph your Origami on green paper so Animators can remix them.

ANIMATORS: Find visuals from the collab and do Test Animations of them. Or find a story you like, and Animate it.

ILLUSTRATORS: Contribute drawings for the collab.

MUSICIANS: Contribute Japanese-influenced music.

CURATORS: Make Albums of your favorite contributions to the collab.


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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