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Student's Self-Animated 'Fumiko no Kokuhaku' Short Posted (Update 3)

posted on by Egan Loo
Hiroyasu Ishida directed, animated, edited, recorded 143-second anime short

Hiroyasu Ishida, a 21-year-old student who is aspiring to be an animator, has posted on Monday a 143-second "Fumiko no Kokuhaku" (Fumiko's Confession) anime short that he independently directed, animated, edited, and recorded. Ishida (a.k.a. "Tete") received some assistance on the backgrounds, 3D CG textures, in-between animation, and 3D modeling. His personal website is now hosting screenshots, the entire storyboard sequence, character designs, backgrounds, and other documents. Ishida posted other examples of his animation work online.

Ishida is studying in the Animation department at Kyoto Seika University's famed Faculty of Manga. The department's teaching staff includes director Gisaburô Sugii (Night on the Galactic Railroad), sound director Susumu Aketagawa (Akira, Legend of the Galactic Heroes), designer Hiroshi Ogawa (Burn-Up Scramble, Great Dangaioh), and CG director Tsuneo Maeda (Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Metropolis). In addition, anime creator Yoshiyuki Tomino (Gundam, Dunbine) and director Rintarō (Metropolis, X) are visiting professors.

Source: Vapor Trail via Rakugakidou

Update: Title corrected. Thanks, samuelp.

Update 2: The Catsuka website notes that Ishida actually posted the video on Sunday and has translated part of the credits:

Director/Animation/Background/3D CG/Editing/Sound: Hiroyasu Ishida (a.k.a. Tete)
Background/3D CG Textures: Yūko Iwase
3D CG Textures/Background: Kazuhiro Murakami
Animation: Tatsurō Kawano
3D CG Modeling: Yūsaku Nagata

Update 3: Ishida has posted the short directly through his YouTube account on Monday. Thanks, Momoyuki.

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