AEYAC, an organization whose role is to support young anime producers in their career and skill development, has been announced on the stage of Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair 2016 at Miyako Messe in Kyoto on September 18.
On the stage appeared:
- Ryou Akiyoshi: Chairman of the Board
- Kenji Itoso: Image Director and Professor at Osaka Seikei University
- Kezuya Sakamoto: Chief of Liden Films Kyoto Studio
- Mamoru Hamatsu: Animation Director and Professor at Ootemae University
Chairman Akiyoshi said that he became interested in the labor issues surrounding the anime industry when he managed the organization that was the predecessor of AEYAK. Each member talked about their own history and the reason they now associate themselves with the organization,
Akiyoshi went on to explain the story between the creation of such an organization as AEYAK. He showed an anime short he had created back in his high-school days and shared with the audience the industry problems that he found after his own research and study. New animators have to work countless hours for little money. The wages are so low that there was recently an uproar in the industry about the money on which anime professional have to base their day-today survival. AEYAC was created to address that need and make the anime industry a place in which young animators can take an active role in cooperation with the anime industry, the government, and the universities.
He then explained how AEYAC is going to support young animators. AEYAC will produce their own anime shorts and help amateur animators by giving them the chance to work with professionals. AEYAC showed some of those anime shorts, and they were indeed of very high quality.
Currently, AEYAC is supporting young anime producers through anime production support, training, interacting seminars for younger members and members of society, and publishing work. The organization is now looking for new members to manage the group.
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You can confirm anime which AEYAC planned and produced on the AEYAC website.