Street Talk for June 11, 2021
An image from a Daido Insurance project from Trash Studio

Trash Studio has joined Maison Hanko, the Japanese talent house curated by Nexus Studios to provide unique opportunities for international commissioners to collaborate with outstanding Japan-based directors and illustrators for development, production and co-production of entertainment and branded content. Trash Studio is made up of animators and creators whose extensive credits are listed in many of the most notable Studio Ghibli films. The collective was founded by producer Yoichiro Kugimiya who was joined by renowned director Yoshiharu Sato later in 2004 and they have since brought the anime tradition to a range of projects for commercial commissioners. Sato’s career flourished at Studio Ghibli as animation director for My Neighbour Totoro followed by the features Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso and The Secret Life Of Arrietty as a key animator, alongside many other anime classics. The pair regularly collaborate with many of Japan’s leading creatives on branded content, including Akihiko Yamashita, animator and character designer for numerous Ghibli films including Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Tales from Earthsea, The Secret World of Arrietty, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea and The Wind Rises. More recently, Yamashita directed Modest Heroes--Invisible, which saw him pick up the “Best Emerging Animation Director” title at the Japan Media Arts Festival....



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