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Studio Pierrot Founder visit AGU
On July 4, 2017, Mr. Yuji Nunokawa, founder and executive advisor of Studio Pierrot visited the students of the International Summer Short Program and regular students of Aoyama Gakuin University.
Mr. Nunokawa gave a lecture regarding the, “Anime Business in Japan” covering various aspects of Japanese Animation, more commonly known as Anime, and its history. He hopes that the students gather a, “better understanding and history of anime, not just information about the surface [of anime].”
Over 35 students showed up for the lecture as he started with a quick video and introducing Studio Pierrot, before continuing with a legendary Anime creator considered the father of Japanese anime, Osamu Tezuka. Mr. Nunokawa also touched on topics such as how manga relates to anime, the different types of anime, what he considers anime versus animation, and anime events around the world among other things.
The students were intuitive during the presentation, some diligently taking notes, from this special guest lecturer. Mr. Nunokawa also included data related to historical anime sales, and why TV time-slots are no longer filled the same way, for example some genres of anime no longer air during the 5 PM or 6 PM slot due to the decreasing child population of Japan.
With such an in depth inside look into the Anime industry, Aoyama Gakuin University was proud to welcome Mr. Nunokawa and hopes he will return again in the future.