Japanese Government Does Not Adopt Anime Mirai This Year
posted on by Egan Loo
The Japan Animation Creators Association (JAniCA) reported on Friday that the Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs is not adopting the Young Animator Training Project for the current fiscal year. Nevertheless, JAniCA said that it will continue to support the Young Animator Training Project and the Anime Mirai association in the future.
For the past four years, JAniCA received money from the Agency for Cultural Affairs for the Young Animator Training Project. In each of those years, the group distributed most of those funds to four studios who trained young animators on-the-job. The resulting works ran as part of the Anime Mirai program.
Among the works were Studio Trigger's "Little Witch Academia" and this year's crop: Ultra Super Pictures' "Harmonie" (Arumoni), A-1 Pictures' "Ōkii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei" (The Big First-Grader and the Small Second-Grader), Shinei Animation's "Paroru no Miraijima" (Paroru's Future Island), and Studio 4°C's "Kuro no Su - Chronus-."