27 July 2017

TamaGra Animation 2014 (タマグラアニメーション2014)






TamaGra is an abbreviation of the Department of Graphic Design at Tama Art University (Tamabi).  Under the late Prof. Masahiro Katayama (1955-2011), TamaGra inspired a new generation of innovative animators including Oscar-winner Kato Kunio, renowned New York-based artist Akino Kondoh, and independent animators Mirai Mizue, Shin Hashimoto, Ryo Okawara, and Masaki Okuda. 


Since 2012, Prof. Tatsutoshi Nomura (b. 1964), himself a Tamabi graduate, has led the TamaGra animation programme.  Under Nomura’s leadership, TamaGra graduates have won international animation prizes.  Notable examples include Yoko Kuno, who won the New Face Award at the 2013 Japanese Media Arts Festival and Sawako Kabuki, who won the Jury Award for Summer’s Puke is Winter’s Delight at Annecy 2017.  Some graduates are working as independent or freelance animators, while others have gone on to work for animation studios or in the gaming industry. 



Above is the official Tama Art University playlist for animation made by TamaGra students in 2014. There are links below directing you to each individual film.  To learn more about the artists, click on the links to the artists' websites or social media profiles.


A Reflection of One’s Mind 
想い雲
dir. Kohei NAKAYA / 中舎康平

The Story That Might be a Dream 
夢かもしれない話
dir. Miryan PAKU / 朴美玲



Sun Rise + Set
dir. Hajime KIMURA / 木村元




Forest of the Wolf 
狼の杜
dir. Maiko OTA / 太田麻衣子

Night Picnic in the Dream 
眠れナイト
dir. Sari OGINO / 荻野沙理

Mom
dir. Hidemi YAMASHITA / 山下秀美



Hero 
ヒーロー
dir. Kaito TANAKA / 田中海斗

Boom
dir. Kevin Bao SHENGRUI / 鮑生瑞




Six mon Gravestone 
六文墓
dir. Yumi HORIKOSHI / 堀越由美




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