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Hideaki Anno’s Animator Expo Set For A Second Season

Good news for fans of Studio Khara’s Japan Anima(tor)’s Exhibition: the series of anime shorts is in for a second season.

Animator Expo, which debuted online last November, is a series of animated shorts produced by Hideki Anno’s Studio Khara, the studio behind the new Evangelion films, and Dwango, a media company which owns video sharing site Niconico.

Animator Expo’s first season, which is available for free online, includes 12 shorts, the latest of which is a CG Evangelion short directed by Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed, Captain Harlock). Short #7, “until You come to me.“, is another Evangelion piece, providing at least some relief for fans awaiting the final Evangelion film.

Other highlights of season one included Mahiro Maeda (Evangelion 3.0)’s “20min from Nishi-Ogibuko Station, 2 Bedrooms, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, 2mos Deposit, No Pets Allowed,” a succinctly-titled take on Kafka’s Metamorphosis and “Denkou Choujin Gridman,” with animation from Trigger (Kill la Kill).

Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno created the project in order to “bring opportunities for project development, R&D, human resources development, and free production under limited period and budget, to explore the possibilities of future film production.”

The full lineup of Animator Expo season 2 will be announced March 9.

Source: Anime Anime

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