August 18, 2014

The Tokyo International Film Festival will present a retrospective on Hideaki Anno

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The festival organizers announced a retrospective on Hideaki Anno, one of the most well known Japanese animators.

The showcase named “The World of Hideaki Anno” will screen around fifty of Anno´s works, among those productions are several TV Animations, Films and Short Films. Anno´s most well known productions are “ritual” (2000), which won the 13th TIFF Best Artistic Contribution Award, and “Love & Pop” presented in the TIFF of 2007.

About Hideaki Anno
Hideaki Anno was born in 1960 in the city of Ube (Yamaguchi Perfecture). In 1981, while a student at Osaka University of Arts, he participated in an animation competition at the 20th Japan Science Fiction Convention (DAICON) in Osaka. Then he was able to enter in the Daicon Film Group where he worked with other animators to make different projects. After this he moved to Tokio where he worked as an animator for the TV Show “The Super Dimension Fortress Macross” (1982).

In 1984, after he impressed Hayao Miyazaki with his work he was hired to animate characters in the film “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” (1984). He made her debut as a director of animation in the film “Gunbuster” (1988). In 1990 he directed his first TV Show “Nadia The Secret of Blue Water“ for the Network NHK. His next project was “Neon Genesis Evangelion” a TV Show that made him famous around the world.

In 1998 he made his first live action film called “Love & Pop” (1998), after that he directed the Tv Series “His and Her Circumstances” (1998). The following year he directed “Gamera” (1999). In 2000 he directed “ritual” his first job with Casino Studio from Studio Ghibi and “Cutie Honey” in 2004.

In 2006, Anno founded Khara where as a screenwriter, director and producer and took the position of managing director. He is the original writer, screenwriter, supervising director, and executive producer of the “Evangelion” theatrical series.

1988 – Gunbuster
1990 – Nadia The Secret Of Blue Water (TV)
1995 – Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV)
1997 – Neon Genesis Evangelion
1998 – His and Her Circumstances (TV)
2002 – The Invention of Imaginary Machines of Destruction (Short Film)
2007 – Evangelion: 1.0 You are (not) alone
2009 – Evangelion: 2.0 You can (not) advance
2012 – Evangelion: 3.0 You can (not) redo

Live Action Films
1998 – Love & Pop
2000 – ritual
2002 – Ryusei Kacho (Short Film)
2004 – Cutie Honey

Sebastián Nadilo

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