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  1. Anime Mirai/Young Animators Training Project (YATP)


    #796502014-07-06 13:26:10 *Frey said:

    Overview:

    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.

    Brief History

    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:

    Project A (YATP 2010)

    Promotional Video

    Anime Mirai 2012

    Promotional Video

    Anime Mirai 2013

    Promotional Video

    Anime Mirai 2014

    Promotional Video
  2. #796512014-07-06 13:46:20DarkChaplain said:

    I've been meaning to watch a few of these, but never got around to it. Anime Mirai is a pretty great thing, and from what I gather their projects have been pretty good in the past.

  3. #796792014-07-07 01:12:21 *Frey said:

    Yup, it is one of the great blessings in the anime industry. Each episode is packed with great care in animation or story or both.

    Personally, I liked Wasurenagumo, despite the fact that I hated the first few scenes in it. Besides having Shingo animate a shot in this one, the story was very refreshing. It's not something new, but it's definitely uncommon in most that is out there. The music is great too! Especially the end part.

    LWA probably is the most popular work in here, being in the kickstarter and all. It definitely shows what can Trigger do with enough money on hand.

    All of them are all done great, and worth your time.At least upto 2013 :P I haven't started watching the 2014 set yet :(