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Gundam Creator Yoshiyuki Tomino Warns Japanese Studios Against Emulating Disney

Key Points:

  • Anime Industry Boom: Yoshiyuki Tomino acknowledges that the anime industry is currently experiencing a historic boom. He highlights the quality of the work being produced at the moment.

  • Concerns about Digital Animation: Tomino expresses concern about the industry's shift from hand-drawn to digital animation. Drawing a parallel with Disney's experience, he warns that a similar transition in Japan may lead to a dip in the quality of anime productions.

  • Impact of Modernization on Creativity: The veteran anime creator critiques the modernization of work environments, specifically citing his dissatisfaction with the state-of-the-art facility provided by Bandai Namco Group. He argues that a fully controlled and digitalized workspace may stifle the creativity of artists, emphasizing the importance of a more unconventional and indie-like atmosphere for creating enduring artwork.

Discussion (2)

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I do agree that you need to be a little wild for creativity to flourish.

The office environment might be one of the worst for this. Everything is process and procedure, deadlines and stress. Not saying it’s not possible, but it’s not optimal.

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Jeremy Beckler

I found that the comfort of my own home (working remotely) and little to no meetings is as close as I can get in a corporate environment.