Japan Animator Expo Short Inspires TV Anime Special
posted on 2016-03-28 15:40 EDT by Karen Ressler
NHK announced on Monday that one or more of the shorts from Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition (Japan Animator Expo), the weekly anime shorts project from Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara and the media company Dwango, is inspiring an anime special on BS Premium. Details, including the title, have not yet been revealed. NHK plans to update with more information on its website this fall.
The Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition (Japan Animator Expo) shorts streamed on the projects website for three seasons and a total of 35 episodes. The project inspired a behind-the-scenes documentary on BS Premium titled Anno-san to Bokura no Mukōmizu na Chōsen (Anno-san and Our Reckless Challenge).
Hideaki Anno himself served 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 featured the voice talent of Ranma ½ and Cowboy Bebop co-stars Kouichi Yamadera and Megumi Hayashibara.
[Via Minna no Eva Fan]