Studio Colorido, a relatively new studio started in 2011, has made two original short anime, "Shashinkan
" and "Hinata no Aoshigure
", which will be released in theaters on November 9th. There was also a pre-release screening event held at Cine Livre Ikekuburo on October 13th.
"Shashinkan" is 17 minutes long and is directed by Nakamura Takashi
, who is best known as the animation director of the movie "Akira
" and later, the director of the movie "Palme no Ki
". In addition to directing, Nakamura also handles the screenplay and key animation. Most of the main staff previously worked together on the anime movie "Steamboy
", with Kimura Shinji
as Art Director and Satoh Mitsuhiro as Cinematographer.
Synopsis of "Shashinkan":
The story takes place before WWII at a photo studio on top of a hill. Many people visit this studio to have their photos taken. One day, a couple comes, but the wife is so shy that she always lowers her head. The owner of the studio tries all kinds of tricks to get her to smile and eventually succeeds. One year later, the couple comes again, but this time they bring their daughter along. She always looks grumpy, and again, the owner has to try everything to get her to smile. Thus starts a long-running relationship between the girl and the owner, and time passes to years and then decades...
"Hinata no Aoshigure" is 18 minutes long and is directed by the young animator Ishida Hiroyasu
. He is best known for his debut work, the 2-minute short anime "Fumiko no Kokuhaku
" which he made with four friends when he was still in university, received over 2.6 million hits on YouTube, and won the Best Animation Award in the YouTube Video Awards Japan 2009. "Hinata no Aoshigure" is his first work on an anime movie. The seiyuu cast includes Inami Anju as Hinata and Hayami Saori
Synopsis of "Hinata no Aoshigure":
Hinata is very good at drawing and falls in love with his classmate, Shigure; however, Hinata is not good at talking to people, so he keeps his feelings in his imagination and drawings. Then, Shigure's family decides to move to another town. On the day of their move, Hinata says to himself, "I must tell her my feelings!" and starts to chase after the train which is taking Shigure away.
Official anime website: http://www.shashinkan-aoshigure.com/
Studio Colorido website: http://colorido.co.jp/
Trailer videos: http://youtu.be/o-bhtuM8a6s
& Hinata no Aoshigure