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2016.06.14 TUESDAY

Akira, Robot Carnival, and A Tree of Palme are just a few of the classic anime films ...

(こちらの文章は著者の生の言葉を伝えるため、本人の母国語で記載)

Akira, Robot Carnival, and A Tree of Palme are just a few of the classic anime films that wouldn’t exist without the contributions of legendary animator and director Takashi Nakamura.

Akira, Robot Carnival, and A Tree of Palme are just a few of the classic anime films that wouldn’t exist without the contributions of legendary animator and director Takashi Nakamura.

From June 16 to August 1, Sasayuri Café in Nishi-Obiguko will pay tribute to Nakamura with an exhibition celebrating the director’s long and prolific career.

The exhibition will center around Nakamura’s career as an animator, with original cels from “Nightmare,” the Nakamura-directed segment of classic omnibus film Robot Carnival and Nakamura’s recent short films “The Portrait Studio” and “Bubu & Bubulina,” plus pages from the animator’s forays into manga.

Takashi Nakamura, born in 1955, has a long history in the anime industry, joining Tatsunoko Production at age 16. Known for his realistic and highly-detailed style, Nakamura has worked on titles like Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Harmageddon and The Hakkenden. His latest directorial effort was last year’s Harmony, which he co-directed with Michael Arias.

“In this age when more and more anime is produced digitally, I feel it’s important to look back at the incredibleness of [Nakamura’s] lavish hand-drawn animation,” said Sasayuri Café’s owner.

We couldn’t agree more.

Place: Sasayuri Café (3-16-4 Nishiogikita)

Date: June 16 to August 1, 2016

Hours: 11:30 to 22:00 (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

Price: One drink/food order

Source: Natalie.mu [http://natalie.mu/eiga/news/189978]

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