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Teaser Site Opens for 'Sushi Police' 3D CG Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
3 men crack down on bad Japanese food restaurants in short series

An official website for a 3D CG animation project called "Sushi Police" opened on Wednesday.

Director Tatsushi Momen of creative studio KOO-KI is working on the project. The Fukuoka-based creative studio has previously won awards at Cannes Film Festival for its commercials.

KOO-KI shopped the "Sushi Police" project at Cannes in May. The promotional poster received a nod from The Hollywood Reporter's "Cannes Poster Awards," which recognize "most amusing and over-the-top promotional materials from the festival's market."

KOO-KI's website refers to the project as a short anime series.

The title refers to a term used by western news sources such as The Washington Post to refer to the Japanese government's initiative to offer official seals of approval to overseas Japanese food restaurants. The 2006 initiative was a response to overseas restaurants that labeled themselves as Japanese food restaurants, but served other Asian foods, or just bad food. The story follows three men who investigate foreign restaurants.

The project will be one of several anime displayed at the "Rinpa-nimation: Rinpa 400th Anniversary x Newtype 30th anniversary Rinpa Homage Exhibition" at the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair this Saturday. The exhibition will feature visuals from various anime titles in the style of the historical Rinpa school of Japanese painting.

Thanks to Rachel S. for the news tip.

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