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Anime Mirai 2012 Project's Shorts Trailer Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
"Buta," "Shiranpuri," "Wasurenagumo," "Puka Puka Juju" open in Japan on March 24

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The young animator training project "Anime Mirai" began streaming a trailer for its four 2011 anime shorts on Monday. The 72-second video includes clips from Telecom Animation Film's "BUTA," Shirogumi's "Shiranpuri," Production I.G's "Wasurenagumo," and Answer Studio's "Puka Puka Juju."

The Japan Animation Creators Association (JAniCA) selected the works to each receive 38 million yen (about US$470,000) under the project last year. Just like 2010, the animation labor group received 214.5 million yen (US$2.65 million) from the Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs, and it will distribute most of those funds to studios who will train young animators on-the-job this year. The Japanese singer T.M. Revolution is serving as an ambassador for the campaign.

The directors Kazuhide Tomonaga ("BUTA"), Toshihisa Kaiya ("Wasurenagumo"), and Hiroshi Kawamata ("Puka Puka Juju") will appear in Sapporo on Saturday at a screening for the project's eight total 2010 and 2011 works. More advance screenings for the four 2011 shorts will also be held at Tokushima Prefecture's ufotable Cinema from March 18 to 23. The 24-minute shorts will open in select T-Joy theaters throughout Japan on March 24.

[Via Catsuka]

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