“I’ve often heard opinions that say: ‘If you want to become a Manga Artist, you should go out, play around and have a romantic affair. If you have poor life experience, then you are not fit to become a Manga Artist’ I completely disagree with these opinions.
That’s it; the contents of the refrigerators in most houses are the same. Many Manga Artists who have ‘experience of human life’ will cook with these ‘ingredients.’ They will think to themselves: ‘I have to use this…’ As a result, most of the dishes they make are made from experiences of the commonly used school life.
However, You must create mangabased not on your experience, but on discreet research. With that, the possibilities of your creation will expand endlessly. I support manga made by people like that. I’d wait for manga by miserable losers more than manga by smarter people who can do well in everything every single time.”
Not exactly the kind of words you’d expect from director Hideaki Anno about his 1995 production ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’.
Taking him by surprise, it’s been hailed by critics in Japan (and later in America and Europe) as the landmark Japanese animated TV series of the 90’s.
The modestly budgeted production has also become a commercial success,
grossing over 800 million dollars in video sales and 400 million in merchandise in Japan alone.
Remarks of Hideaki Anno:
“Shinji does reflect my character, both the conscious and unconscious parts,”
“I wasn’t thrown out by my father or anything”
“Anime makers have to try and reach out and truly communicate with others.
I would guess that the greatest thing anime has ever achieved is the fact that we’re holding a dialogue right here and now.”
Hideaki Anno (庵野 秀明), born May 22, 1960) is a Japanese animator, film director. He is best known for his part in creating the popular anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. His style has become defined by the bits of postmodernism he instills into his work, as well as the extensive portrayal of characters’ thoughts and emotions, often through unconventional scenes incorporating the mental deconstruction of those characters.(more)
A Manga “ULTRAMAN” –Eiichi Shimizu (清水栄一)write the story, Tomohiro Shimoguchi (下口智裕) draws—is decided to make into the full 3D CG animation.
Kenji Kamiyama (神山健治) is in charge of the director. Production I. G and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS make it.
Kamiyama who entered the stage of the production presentation touched on the fact that the broadcast of the first “Ultraman” started in 1966 when he was born
and stated as follows.
“Ultraman is truly long history and my favorite work, I am looking forward to being involved.”
“I think that there are many fans not only in Ultraman of special effects TV programs but also ULTRAMAN of the manga.”
“we all are doing our best to make an animation that those people can enjoy Please wait in anticipation of completion. ”
Kenji Kamiyama (神山健治) Kamiyama Kenji, born on March 20, 1966, in Saitama Prefecture) is a Japanese anime director. He has worked regularly with the anime studio and production enterprise Production I.G, such as his work on Jin-Roh, Patlabor, Blood: The Last Vampire, and for whom he has directed the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex anime television series, which was followed on into a second season, Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG and a TV movie, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society.(more)
Background Art Studio “Dehogya Galleries Shareholder Darling” was established to protect Japan’s hand-drawn background art culture, initiated by Hideaki Anno (庵野秀明), Yoshiaki Nishimura (西村義明) and Nobuo Kawakami(川上量生) and they talked together on the theme.
This event was held in commemoration of the opening of the feature animation work “Mary and the Witch’s Flowers” for the first time after Director Nishimura left the Studio Ghibli. Anano said about the thought that agreed with the establishment of the same studio “The hand drawing will become more severe in the situation from now on. Because the digital one is more efficient and it will work, in that kind of situation, I want to leave things like traditional crafts, I want to say that although it can be said to drawing, so I just want you to get a newcomer anyway, if it keeps even a little new, I can continue even though it is small. ”
As regards the importance of background art, Anno says, “If there are fine arts, it will be possible to make a long scene without characters, and the direction will change as well. On the contrary it could not, if you do not budget art. In that sense, it is important that art director do well as much as character design do well”. Kawakami also says, “Animation directors do not spend money on art even though they think it is important, but in my sense, it is a good idea to look at web services, there art design is one of the important parts,” he said.
Kazuo Oga (男鹿和雄) who served as a director of art such as “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Princess Mononoke” and the naming person of this studio name Dehogyallyary. “Dehogya(でほぎゃ)” is the meaning of saying “let’s leave it, let’s leave it” appropriately in Akita(秋田) dialect, and it was the name that he thought to use if he launched a studio to support the hands-painting. The all of speakers are on the same point to do a good background art” to draw carefully where is important and to draw less where is not important.” (Akita is a prefecture of japan located in the north part of japan)
From such a trend, Nishimura tolled an opinion from Oga that “Because the character is the leading role, we watch the background draws in the edge of our view”. Anano also said that “Hayao Miyazaki（宮崎駿）drew Perth (perspective) incorrectly”. “Animation is exciting, so there are lots of widths. These days polygons (Pictures) are used well, but hand-drawing is also nice. Dehogya gallary also has hand-drawin like Ghibli. It would be better to have it, so I hope that Dehoga gallary will also cooperate when we make animation. ” this article is cited from here.
*Hideaki Anno (庵野 秀明 Anno Hideaki, born May 22, 1960) is a Japanese animator, film director and actor. He is best known for his part in creating the popular anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.
＊Yoshiaki Nishimura (西村 義明 Nishimura Yoshiaki, born September 25, 1977 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese lead film producer formerly of Studio Ghibli and founder of the company Studio Ponoc. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2014 for The Tale of Princess Kaguya.
*Nobuo Kawakami (川上 量生, September 6, 1968 -) is a Japanese businessman and film producer. Kadokawa Corporation President and Representative Director (first generation), Dwango Representative Director and Chairman (first generation), KADOKAWA Corporation Director, Studio Ghibli affiliation, Color Director, Inc., Hiragiri Director, Public Interest Foundation Tokuma Memorial Animation Culture Foundation board director, school corporation director Kadokawa Dwango.
Clamp (クランプ Kuranpu) is an all-female Japanese manga artist group that formed in the mid-1980s. It consists of leader Nanase Ohkawa (大川 七瀬 Ōkawa Nanase), and three artists whose roles shift for each series: Mokona (もこな Mokona), Tsubaki Nekoi (猫井 椿 Nekoi Tsubaki), and Satsuki Igarashi (いがらし 寒月 Igarashi Satsuki). Almost 100 million Clamp tankōbon copies have been sold worldwide as of October 2007.
Beginning as an eleven-member dōjinshi circle in the mid-1980s, they began creating original work in 1987. By the time they debuted with RG Veda in 1989, the group was reduced to seven members. In 1993, three more members left, leaving the four members who are currently still part of the group. In 2006, the members decided to change their names; Ohkawa later changed her name back from Ageha Ohkawa to Nanase Ohkawa, while the other three members retained their new names.(Here more)
Who they are?
CLAMP (クランプ, Kuranpu) is an all-female Japanese mangaka group which has earned the title of the Queens of Shōjo (being shojo the manga directed to young girls). They have a very sadistic style which could be interpreted as manga for adult people, but also varying the themes of their series, from childish and comedic to dramatic, tragedy and teen-rated. They are worldwide known for Card Captor Sakura.
The group currently consists of four Osaka women: their leader, Nanase Ohkawa (大川 七瀬, Ōkawa Nanase), who provides much of the storyline, scripting and direction; Mokona (もこな, Mokona), formerly Mokona Apapa, who usually’s in charge of the art; Tsubaki Nekoi (猫井 椿, Nekoi Tsubaki), formerly Mick Nekoi, and Satsuki Igarashi (いがらし 寒月, Igarashi Satsuki), she conserved her name but changed her Hiragana and Kanji (formerly 五十嵐さつき), both of them assistants.
They started as a dōjinshi circle called Clamp Cluster in the mid 1980s, drawing dôjinshis from 1987 until 1991. Originally, CLAMP was a 12-member group. They were: Mokona Apapa, Tsubaki Nekoi, Satsuki Igarashi, O-Kyon, Sei Nanao, Tamayo Akiyama, Leeza Sei, Sōshi Hishika, Kazue Nakamori, Shinya Ōmi.
Their dôjinshis were published in a collection called CLAMP BOOK. They also published a “doujinshi” collection called CLAP NEWS, which included small stories with their most recent series at the time, and artbook images. They currently reside in Tokyo.
CLAMP created their original artwork by 1987. Because of the successes they had, seven of them decided to go professionally, debuting with their first manga, RG Veda in 1989. The three additional members were: Nanao Sei 七穂せい, Hijiri Leeza 聖りいざ and Akiyama Tamayo 秋山たまよ, the latter having written DERAYD and CLUSTER with CLAMP. Akiyama is now a solo mangaka, and has completed a fourth volume of CLUSTER. Nanao Sei was the first of those three to quit the group as she saw no future in drawing anymore.(More)
A plot on a massive scale, spanning countless dimensions and time itself. An amazing tale of heroism, despair, determination, and tragic romance. A thousand gambits and contingency plans blend into one as Fei Wang seeks to fulfill his dream. Plot twists will hit you one after another, each more shocking than the last, all leading up to the most epic finale I have ever read.
Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE is personally my most favorite manga of all time. The story and plot was really interesting yet pretty confusing towards the end. Each character Fai & Kurogane especially Sakura & Syaoran all had some tragedy in their past and are going through a lot (as I said Sakura & Syaoran). I love all characters To me the story was so good whenever it got to the sad heart breaking parts you truly feel their pain and struggle. Their self-sacrifices for the one they love. Really this story is a real tear dropper it made me cry like a Baka :’)….(more Here)
the History of CLAMP and a big Status of the adoption Manga in USA.
The name Clamp may sound odd and unfamiliar to Western ears, but this four-woman studio ranks among the most successful creators of manga, or graphic novels, in Japan and the United States. Over the last 17 years these women — Satsuki Igarashi, Apapa Mokona, Tsubaki Nekoi and Ageha Ohkawa — have produced 22 popular manga series, many of which have been adapted to animation, including “X,” “Chobits” and “Cardcaptor Sakura,” all available on DVD in the United States.
“Clamp have been an integral part of the manga explosion that’s occurred in the U.S. over the past several years,” said Dallas Middaugh, associate publisher of the Del Rey Manga division of Random House, in an e-mail message. “Their fluid, dramatic artwork and storytelling style struck a strong chord with male and female manga readers.”
More than one million copies of the “Tsubasa” manga have been sold in the United States, and next month Del Rey will publish a character guide to that popular series. The Houston-based FUNimation Entertainment recently announced that the 52-episode animated television program based on “Tsubasa” would be available on DVD in this country early next year.
When they discuss their work, the four artists of Clamp confer among themselves; then Ms. Ohkawa usually acts as spokeswoman.
Through an interpreter, Ms. Ohkawa explained in an interview that the studio began as a group of 11 art students who got together to create doujinshi, or fan comics: amateur publications that continue the adventures of popular animated and/or manga characters. No one remembers who chose the name Clamp, but it stuck, long after the group shrank to four members who became professionals.(more)
On September 17, “Special Talk Show on Compulsive Gambler in Kyo Mafu” was held in “Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2017“. Minami Tanaka(田中美海） and Tatsuya Tokutake(徳武 竜也) entered the Show. They talked about the attractiveness of the animation and characters refraining from the last round of on air and behind the after-recording scene.
Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair is a general trade fair related to manga and animation held in 2012 in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. Abbreviation is “Kyo Mifu（京まふ）”. In 2017, a variety of enterprises and organizations, including publishers, animation production companies, educational institutions, and many other past events, participated in it. This year, 81 companies participated in and the number of visitors was 34,058 people. At the event venue Miyako Messe, the Kyoto International Manga Museum was filled with exhibition booths and stages of popular anime works.
One of the events held there, a talk event was held by a voice actor of “Compulsive Gambler”. The talk show began with the introduction video. The stage was filled with the air of ” Compulsive Gambler ” with a cry of “Come on betting, now,” by Yumeko Jyuba. Tanaka “Mike”, Tokutake “Pochi” they show themselves with an name plate indicating “pet animals” on the neck.
As for the moderator, “Which character you like the best except your role?” Tanaka chose Runa Yomizuki(黄泉月るな) and said “I want her to confess her love only to me.” Tokutake pointed out Itsuki Sumeragi(皇伊月), a daughter of a toy maker, and told a joke, “I like toys, so, is there one chance（ワンチャン）?” And made visitors laugh. * it is a slang means that there is opportunity to have sex with a girl. ワンチャン(wan chan) sounds like a dogs bark.
Regarding the favorite scenes, Tokutake chose a scene about interact with Yumeji after Suzumiya and Suzui in the seventh episode “Women who refuse”. On the other hand, Tanaka selected from the fourth episode “Woman who became a livestock”. In this scene Meari(芽亜里) shouted “I will regain my life!”, then despised Jun Kiwatari( 木渡潤) sayng “Baka!”.
In addition, the Top of 9 “laughing face” cuts were displayed on the screen, and the story behind the after-recording scene also disclosed. Tanaka revealed that Hayami Saori (早見沙織) who dobbed Yumeko(夢子） showed “Angel’s smile” after recording the second episode (Tsunami woman”. this article is cited from here)
It becomes clear that CLAMP ‘s Nanase Okawa(大川七瀬） is in charge of the scenario and series composition of CLAMP’s new original TV animation “Card Captor Sakura Clear Card Edition“. An animation series “Cardcaptor Sakura” is a fantasy serialized in Nakayoshi (Kodansha) from 1996 to 2000. In 1998 it became popular with being animated at NHK.
The outline is as follows. Cardcaptor Sakura whose real name is Sakura Tange takes place in the fictional Japanese city of Tomoeda which is somewhere near Tokyo. Ten-year-old Sakura Kinomoto accidentally releases a set of magical cards known as Clow Cards from a book in her basement created and named after the sorcerer Clow Reed. Each card has its own unique ability and can assume an alternate form when activated. The guardian of the cards, Cerberus, emerges from the book and chooses Sakura to retrieve the missing cards. As she finds each card, she battles its magical personification and defeats it by sealing it away. Cerberus acts as her guide, while her best friend and second cousin, Tomoyo Daidouji films her exploits and provides her with battle costumes. Sakura’s older brother Toya Kinomoto watches over her, while pretending that he is unaware of what is going on.
“Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card Edition” under serialization at Nakayoshi (Kodansha) is a fantasy drawing a new adventure of Sakura who became a junior high school first grader. Like the past animation series Kinomoto Sakura（木下桜）is voiced by Tange Sakura（丹下桜）, Kerberos （ケルベロス）by Aiki Hisakawa（久川綾）, Daidoji Tomoyo （大道寺知世）by Iwao Junko（岩男潤子）, Lee （李小狼）by Kumai Motoko(くまいもとこ）、Tsukishiro Yukito by Ogata Emi（緒方恵美）, Kinomoto Touya （木下桃矢）by Seki Tomokazu（ 関智一）, Morio Asaka （浅香守生）directs this work. Animation production is Mad House（マッドハウス）. This work will be broadcasted at NHK BS premium, 7:30 every Sunday from January 7, 2018. Rebroadcasts are also held from January 12 every Friday at 23:45. Details will be checked on the official site of “Card Captor Sakura”.
In the first Broadcast the title is “Clear card edition Prologue Sakura and two bears”,is a story developed from the previous work “Sakura cards edition” to “” clear cards edition”. Her Friend Ariel and Sakura ‘s boyfriend Lee fly back to their homecountry, and then this first story draws Sakura’s swaying feelings vividly. (this article is mainly cited from here)