Don’t Come To Japan To Make Anime, Warns Japanese Animator

Freelance character designer Terumi Nishii is a talent artist (see above) and has an impressive list of anime credits. She’s worked on Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, among others. She has lots experience and some frank advice.

Via Game New Flash, here is some real talk for those dreaming of moving to Japan and making anime.

We Didn’t Intend To Whitewash Tennis Star Naomi Osaka, Says Nissin

Last year, US Open champ Naomi Osaka signed a deal to appear in Nissin Cup Noodle commercials. The latest one, an anime version, has been criticized for whitewashing the biracial tennis star.

Prince of Tennis manga artist Takeshi Konomi drew the ad, which also features fellow Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori.

‘Prince Planet’ Intro, 1965

WIKIPEDIA:

Prince Planet is the English-language title given to one of the earliest Japanese anime television series, Planet Boy Papi (遊星少年パピイYūsei Shōnen Papī), when it was transmitted on American television in the United States in the mid-1960s. It currently runs on “The Works” television network. A 52-episode monochrome anime series, it tells the story of a member of the Universal Peace Corps, originally from the planet Radion, coming to Earth on a mission to determine if this world meets standards for membership in the Galactic Union of Worlds and assist its inhabitants during his stay. 

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