The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced the line-up of “The World of Hideaki Anno” which will be featuring works by Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno in the first-ever major screening occasion to showcase his works. A special trailer offers a survey of the works to be featured.
“I am quite excited to show most of my previous films at this year’s TIFF. By looking back at my past work, I find that my creation style has not been changed since I started my career,” Anno said when he came up on the stage. “Even some of the films from my amateur ages constructed a part of my career, so I am thrilled to show my films from all genres. Come to think of it, everything is challenge, all of my works are unforgettable and good memories as a director don’t remain but hard experiences led to build my creativity.”
The event also published its official translation of Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki's comments regarding Anno and the future of anime.
Toshio Suzuki, the producer of Studio Ghibli, who collaborated with Anno for a number of works, described “Anno as the only man Hayao Miyazaki would ever acknowledge as his apprentice”.
“When I was asked for an advice by the festival about launching Animation program, I came up with an idea of spotlighting on individual Animation filmmaker and I thought Anno might be the one after Hayao Miyazaki had announced his retirement,” Suzuki said. “I truly believe that Anno will be the successor in the Japanese animated film industry and animation can only be run by few talented people, and Anno is the one. You have to value the talented people like him. Anno is going to lead the animation industry for the next at least 10 years in Japan.”
His wife/manga author Moyoco Anno has also offered some perspective...
昨日の国際映画祭の控え室で用意して貰った菜食弁当がたいそう美味しかったと言う話をして最後にひと言。モヨコ pic.twitter.com/lN4G35v8JT— 安野モヨコ (@anno_moyoco) August 27, 2014
ジャックに足を咬まれながら眠り続けていた監督。 起きた時に話を聞いたら つちのこに足を咬まれる夢を見たとの事。モヨコ pic.twitter.com/f9meZasJJr— 安野モヨコ (@anno_moyoco) August 25, 2014