Free Stop-Motion Anime Talk in London on September 25

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Tsuneo Goda, creator of Domo character, will talk at Curzon Soho cinema; free tickets must be booked in advance

The Japan Foundation has announced a free talk by Tsuneo Goda, the creator of the Domo stop-motion anime character, on Tuesday September 25 at 6.30 p.m. The venue will be London's Curzon Soho cinema on Shaftesbury Avenue, between Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road stations (the cinema is near to the 'Harry Potter' cinema). While the event is free, it must be booked here.

Goda will be joined in his talk by Domo's lead animator Hirokazu Minegashi. Following the London event, Goda and Minegashi will also talk at the Kotatsu Festival in Cardiff on Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30.

Goda and his production studio dwarf inc. created Domo in 1998 as the mascot of the Japanese public broadcaster NHK, and have since animated a string of stop-motion animated shorts for both Japan and North America.

The Japan Foundation describes the London event as follows:

Tsuneo Goda is a Japanese animation creator best known for creating Domo, the lovable monster mascot of Japan's biggest public broadcaster, NHK. Five years after the creation of Domo, Goda founded dwarf, an animation studio in Tokyo, specialising in stop-motion puppet animation and character design. Together with Hirokazu Minegishi, who was appointed lead animator on Domo, they have since created hundreds of characters and worked on the award-winning film series Komaneko.

For this special talk event, both Goda and Minegishi will present their epic character and animation work, in addition to other creations, revealing their ideas and the creative process behind them. Together with Abigail Addison, Co-Director of Animate Projects, they will discuss the reason for their on-going dedication to the painstaking work of hand-crafted stop-motion animation when the world is turning more and more to CG, and how they bring their endearing and recognisable characters to life in TV series, films and music videos.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anybody who loves Japanese animation to hear two of Japan's most popular and creative talents share their work.

Via Anime UK News

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