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19th Animator Expo Short Is Kazuya Tsurumaki, Hajime Ueda's 'I can Friday by day!'

posted on by Karen Ressler
Kill la Kill's Sushio directs animation for upcoming short

Japan Animator Expo, the project of weekly anime shorts from Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara and the media company Dwango, revealed on Monday that the 19th short will be Kazuya Tsurumaki and Hajime Ueda's "I can Friday by day!"

Tsurumaki (Evangelion Rebuild films) is directing and helming the storyboard for the short, and Ueda (Q-ko-chan) is in charge of planning. Take (Katanagatari) is designing the characters, Sushio (Kill la Kill) is directing the animation, and Toshiaki Ihara (Full Metal Panic!) is in charge of mechanical design.

Japan Animator Expo describes the story:

A diary. Purikura stickers. Blue-white 3rd Planet Administration Treaty Army. 7:00 am. Triangle situation. Camouflage pattern. The secret toasted bread. 1088th Independent Mobile Platoon. SaHa E233. Type Otsu Foreign Legion. Beast-vehicle. "Hi, guys." Campfire. Pan-galactic rare crystal Ikemeshium. Tears.

The short will debut on Friday.

This season's remaining shorts include:

This season's previously streamed shorts include Kanón by director Mahiro Maeda, Sex and Violence with Mach Speed by Studio Trigger's Hiroyuki Imaishi, Obake-chan (Little Ghost) by Shigeto Koyama, Tsukikage no Tokio by Suda51 and Takanobu Mizuno, Three Fallen Witnesses (Sanbon no Shōgensha) by Satoru Utsunomiya, and The Diary of Ochibi by Moyocco Anno and Masashi Kawamura.

Hideaki Anno himself is serving as executive producer of the entire project initiative with Dwango President Nobuo Kawakami, and he also designed the image character mascot "(Tor)-kun." Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki created the title logo, and fellow Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki colored it. The shorts mostly feature the voice talent of Ranma ½ and Cowboy Bebop co-stars Kouichi Yamadera and Megumi Hayashibara.

Image © nihon animator mihonichi LLP

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