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'Fumiko's Confession's' Ishida Posts Long 'Hinata no Aoshigure' Trailer

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Hiroyasu Ishida's short expands theater run with Takashi Nakamura's "Shashinkan" on 11/9

Animator Hiroyasu Ishida ("Fumiko's Confession") posted the new one-minute long version of the trailer for his latest short, "Hinata no Aoshigure," on Sunday. The short is expanding its release into three theaters in Tokyo, Yohohama, and Osaka on Saturday along with another short by Studio Colorido, "Shashinkan" by Takashi Nakamura (Fantastic Children, Catnapped! The Movie).

The "cute love story" follows a fourth-grade boy named Hinata (played by rookie voice actress Anju Inami) as he tries to convey his feelings to his popular classmate Shigure (Saori Hayami).

Ishida is writing and directing the "Hinata no Aoshigure" anime. Other staff members include:

Character Designer, Animation Director: Yōjirō Arai (in-between animator on From Up On Poppy Hill and The Secret World of Arrietty)
Color Key: Haruko Nobori (Tiger & Bunny, Gatchaman Crowds)
Music: Jun Ichikawa
Sound Director, Music Producer: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Sound Effects: Yasumasa Koyama
Sound Mixer: Takayuki Yamaguchi

Additionally, Spitz is providing the anime's soundtrack song "Fushigi."

As a bonus, Ishida drew a sketch of Aoshigure and Control Bear, the star of another short that designer Arai directed.

Ishida is a former animation student who created a worldwide online hit with his "Fumiko's Confession" ("Fumiko no Kokuhaku") anime short. 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 Shōgo 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, marking 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.

Images © Studio Colorido

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