News Anime Studios Robot, Colorido Make Short for Marukome Miso
posted on 2014-04-02 19:15 EDT by Egan Loo
The anime studios Robot and Colorido animated a 98-second short for Marukome, a food company best known for miso. The 15-second and 30-second versions of the short began airing in Japan on Saturday, and the full version is also streaming on Marukome's official website.
The story follows a son who finds a job in the city, and his mother who lives in the countryside and worries over him. There are plans to make a new ad for autumn.
Robot produced or co-produced Kunio Katō's Oscar-winning short "La Maison en Petits Cubes," Yoshiyuki Tomino's 30th anniversary short "Ring of Gundam," and the anime film Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva. Studio Colorido produced Takashi Nakamura's "Shashinkan" short, Hiroyasu Ishida's "Hinata no Aoshigure" short, and Noitamina's 10th anniversary short "Poulette no Isu" (Poulette's Chair).
This short is Yōjirō Arai's directorial debut. He previously worked as an in-between animator for Studio Ghibli's The Secret World of Arrietty and From Up On Poppy Hill. He also designed Ishida's two shorts "Hinata no Aoshigure" and "Poulette no Isu."