The Young Animator Training Project is an annual project created by the Japanese Animation Creators Association (JAniCA). The project, launched in 2010, is funded by the Japanese government's Agency of Cultural Affairs in order to support training animators.
The project was launched by JAniCA in 2010 as Project A. The animation labor group received 214.5 million yen (about US$2.27 million) from the Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs, and it distributed most of those funds to studios to train young animators on-the-job during the year. One of the reasons for the support of the Agency for Cultural Affairs is the concern that more of the Japanese animation process is being outsourced overseas—thus leading to a decline in opportunities to teach animation techniques within Japan. As of 2012, this project has been renamed "Anime Mirai".
Works so far:
- Kizuna Ichigeki - Ascension
- The Old Man's Lamp - Telecom Animation Film
- Super Veggie Torracman - P.A. Works
- Wardrobe Dwellers - Production I.G.
- Buta - Telecom Animation Film
- Puka Puka Juju - Answer Studio
- Shiranpuri - Shirogumi
- Wasurenagumo - Production I.G.
- Arve Rezzle: Kikaijikake no Yoseitachi - ZEXCS
- Death Billiards - Madhouse
- Little Witch Academia - Trigger
- Ryo - Gonzo
- Harmonie - Ultra Super Pictures
- Kuro no Sumika: Chronus - Studio 4C
- Ookii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei - A-1 Pictures
- Parol no Mirai Shima - Shin-Ei Animation