'Fumiko's Confession's' Ishida, Fantastic Children's Nakamura Unveil New Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Hiroyasu Ishida, the former animation student who created a worldwide online hit with his "Fumiko's Confession" ("Fumiko no Kokuhaku") anime short, and animator Takashi Nakamura (Fantastic Children, Catnapped! The Movie) are both working with Mode Films Inc. and Studio Colorido to create two new anime projects.
Studio Colorido began streaming a 46-second teaser for the new works on Thursday. The video notes that the projects are in production and will be released later this year. Ishida's new work will be titled "Hinata no Aoshigure" and Nakamura's new work will be titled "Shashinkan."
Studio Colorido has not specified what forms these new anime works will take.
Ishida studied in the Animation department at Kyoto Seika University's famed Faculty of Manga. After "Fumiko's Confession," Ishida worked for at least two years with fellow student Shogo Yoshida on the "rain town" anime short as his graduation project. "Rain town" eventually won the grand prize in the 9th Independent Animation Festival (Indies Anime Festa) at Mitaka, Japan in 2011. It was the second year in a row that Ishida won the grand prize; he won in 2010 for "Fumiko's Confession." "Rain town" also won the Excellence Award, STUDIO4℃ Award, and the Ghibli Museum Award at the 7th Kichijoji Animation Film Festival in 2011.
Nakamura is credited as the original creator, director, scriptwriter, and character designer for the Fantastic Children television anime series. He also directed and wrote the original story and screenplay for the A Tree of Palme film, and created, directed, and wrote Catnapped! The Movie. He has also worked as a key animator on Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?, and is credited as adapting Katsuhiro Otomo's characters for animation in Akira.
Thanks to Vito Plahuta for the news tip.