Taku Furukawa

title:Animation artist, illustrator, children's book writer

Taku Furukawa

1941, born in Mie prefecture. Created unique and impressionate animation and received numerous awards in national and international animation festivals.The top runner to reproduce the Phenakistiscope, the origin of animation. In 1969, he received an award on "Ushi Atama" in the 7th Annecy Animation Festival.He continued to release animations on NHK's "Minnanouta". Spreads his working area to illustrator and children's book author. In 2003, he becomes the founder of the first animation major in a university. Up until March of 2015, continued to teach and train predessesors. He has created many students who became front runners in the field of animation. The chairman of Japan Animation Association and an animation mentor of Yoshiko.He received the medal of honor with purple ribbon in spring of 2004.

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In my days in Tokyo Polytechnic University's animation major, the first class to graduate had quite a lot of unique characters in my teaching group to become in a wide area of animation. Kaneko-kun is one of them, and as he is in an ongoing project now, I wish him the very best.From now on, it is not an era to say what a Japanese Anime is all about, but more fun projects should be released across the border to gather great staff to make great animation to be released globally. New type of producers are coming out, and I expect very high of the next generation animation.