IMAGICA Imageworks, Inc., a group company of Imagica Robot Holdings Inc., unveiled that they have started up a new animation production team since April 1st, 2016.
With its name “ActN05”, the team members will be mainly of those experienced in the TV anime and anime movies, and they will produce animations adopting the latest technology.
IMAGICA Imageworks, Inc. explains that the origin of the name“ActN05” is “the Act of 5 elements gathered to Newly produce Animation Creatively, making full use of Technology from the scratch/zero(0)” as their main concept. It aims to integrate the digital technology and the creativity that the group takes pride in.
It is likely to draw the biggest attention to their digital animation, which gets talked about most often recently and will play the major part of their production. On the other hand, they also mention that they will be producing cell animations and copyrighted images for anime, as well as 3DCG animations. They are planning to work on various visual approaches.
Moreover, they are also planning to research and develop visual expressions on digital animation,cel-look 3D and so forth. ActN05 will play the role of the strategic department in the field of animation visuals.
IMAGICA Imageworks, Inc. is in charge of visual productions within the general visual-related corporate group, Imagica Robot Holdings Inc.. They deal with a wide range of business such as video productions for various enterprises, movie parts of games, illustrations, graphics, websites, and so on, while their 3 major fields being films, graphics, and webs.
Imagica Robot Holdings Inc. has Robot Communications Inc. as its subsidiary, a planning and production company who deals with visual contents such as live action films, VFX, and animations. It also has just announced a partnership with another major animation production company, OLM, Inc.. ActN05 will be working on animation production in a different manner from those.
There are numbers of animation production studios in Japan and it’s been very competitive. On the other hand, they all are experiencing the drastic changes at the production scenes due to the rapid development of animation digitization. The spread of CG or digital animation is one of them. IMAGICA Imageworks, Inc. appears to see their business opportunity by focusing on digital animations which is expected to spread in the industry rapidly from now on.
Source : http://animeanime.jp/article/2016/04/02/27851.html