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Evangelion's Anno, Dwango Head Kawakami Hold Joint High School Class Online

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Kadokawa, a Japanese corporation that owns companies involved in publishing, film and video games like Kadokawa Shoten, ASCII Media Works and Spike Chunsoft, set up an online correspondence high school in 2016 to teach students interested in the entertainment field.

Dubbed "N High School," the learning facility includes Keiichi Sigsawa (Kino's Journey), Reki Kawahara (Sword Art Online), and Jun Umezawa (former chief editor at Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh) as its teachers.The institution can now claim renowned director Hideaki Anno as part of its faculty.

The Neon Genesis Evangelion creator will join Dwango president Nobuo Kawakami for a class at N High School's Okinawa campus. The duo will participate in the "The 10 Things That Should be Done in High School in Order to Work on Whatever You Want" discussion and question and answer session. It is the first time either of Kawakami or Anno has given a class at N High School.

The class will also stream live via Nico Nico Douga on October 4 at 6:00 p.m. Japan Time.

This might mark Anno's first foray into teaching high school kids, but he previously substituted at an elementary school for an NHK television special in 1999.

N High School originally faced criticism when it first launched. Critics claimed it would contribute to Japan's social issues with NEETs and shut-ins, could not provide a diverse social environment, and that its focus on entertainment subjects would leave its students underemployed.

[Via Minna no Eva Fan blog]

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