Aspiring Animators THIS IS NOT A DRILL I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A DRILL!! YOUR DREAM IS WITHIN REACH!!
Animation Powerhouse Toei Animation the studio behind such industry leaders like Dragon Ball, One Piece, Sailor Moon, World Trigger,Cyborg 009 among so many others. Has announced their intent to start an animator training course formally called "Toei Animation Sakuga Academy," which they plan to open to students in April 2023.
It is a one-year, intensive, and practical animator training program in which experienced animators mentor new trainees. Successful students will be hired as contract workers for Toei Animation after completing training and an examination. The application process has begun.
The director of the program is the renowned Atsutoshi Umezawa (One Piece, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F,' Sailor Moon Crystal, and Digimon Tamers). Takeo Ide (Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Dragon Ball Super), Hiroshi Koujina (Hunter Hunter 2011, City Hunter '91), Nishiki Itaoka (Smile Precure! ), Mai Ishii (Ushio & Tora, Hunter Hunter 2011), and Mayuko Nakano (WWW.WAGNARIA!!, The Vampire Dies in No Time) are among the Toei Animation and Studio Live lecturers.
The program consists of three months of video training followed by a nine-month animation or digital video course based on each student's goals. The program will accept approximately ten participants. Toei Animation will handle tuition costs and will also provide students with 150,000 yen (approximately US$1.170) per month.
The program includes three months of video training, followed by a nine-month animation or digital video course, depending on your preference.
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