Internet Correspondence course for Anime creators

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Anime production studio Tokyo Movie will be opening a new animation school called "Anime Juku" (Juku means cram school) to help create future Anime creators and producers.

The instructer is OTSUKA Yasuo, veteran animator who is best known for his work as animation supervisor in Miyazaki's "Conan" and "Lupin the 3rd Castle of Cagliostro".

The course is being sponsored by Tokyo Movie, Telecom Animation Film (Tokyo Movie's affiliated studio known for the "Batman" series) and Japanese computer software developper Celsis.

The course will be a type of correspondence course done over the internet and is open to professional as well as aspiring professionals and amateur hobbyists in the fields of 2D and 3D animation.

A PC running Windows is required, with a tabled and a software application called Pencilman which was designed for the course.

In February 2001 the school will start accepting applications for teh course. For particulars contact tafhp (at

No word yet if the course will ever be offered in English.

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