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A World is Born: An Exhibition of Royal Space Force

Event organized by DECK

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Showcasing the little-known, playful creation process of animation art production, “A World Is Born: Emerging Arts and Designs in 1980s Japanese Animation” the exhibition will feature a collection of animation pre-production materials from Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise (1987), one of the representative works from 1980s Japanese animation. Artists featured in this exhibition include MAEDA Mahiro (The Animatrix, 2003), OGURA Hiromasa (Ghost in the Shell, 1995) as well as founding members of Gainax, ANNO Hideaki (Neon Genesis Evangelion, 1995-1996), YAMAGA Hiroyuki (Mahoromatic, 2001) and SADAMOTO Yoshiyuki (Wolf Children, 2012). Through selected image boards, visual development sketches, drawings and notes from Royal Space Force, A World is Born is a window to the complex production process and a slice of history behind the styles and approaches that gave birth to the aesthetics and artistic processes behind the fictional animation worlds we know today.

This exhibition is a collaboration between Puttnam School of Film & Animation and Anime Archive Center for Anime Studies in Niigata University (ACAin) in Animation Archiving, Research, Education and Exhibition.