Posts Tagged:Japan

Ex Disney Animator Talks Animation in Japan

I caught up with ex Disney animator Stephane Mangin to quiz him on the differences animating in Japan, US and Europe. Having worked in France at Mac Guff, in London at Double Negative, in the US at Disney and now Japan at Marza, he shares his thoughts on the differences in the work culture. His previous…

Read More →

We were on Japanese TV!

Just for fun! 8 Months ago when we landed in Japan (after not sleeping for about 30 hours) we were jumped by a film crew for Japanese TV. One of our friends noticed us on TV this week and now we can share our embarrassing performance with you all. Enjoy! To top it off, we just got…

Read More →

Japanese for Animators and 3D Artists

Following up on my post on how to get an animation job in Japan I thought some of you may be interested in the language around the office. You can use this to get a head start with some animation specific vocab and phrases that you will hear on a day to day basis. With the…

Read More →

First step towards being famous in Japan!

Well I may not quite be Ant or Dec but after being asked to present a video for Gaijinpot I thought I’d give it a shot! It was a great chance to practice lots of the Japanese I’ve been learning out here and it was a lot of fun shooting too! If you’re thinking of…

Read More →

How to Get an Animation Job in Japan

So 1 year ago my fiancée and I made the decision to drop everything in the UK and get the ball rolling on moving to Japan. The plan was simple, get a visa, see the sights, then get a job before the cold rolls in. So after lots of planning, 4 months ago we flew…

Read More →

How to Hitchhike in Japan

While in Japan on our working holiday Emma and I have been travelling around on the cheap. This means couch surfing, calling in favours from friends (thanks Ant!) and one of the biggest savings made by hitchhiking. Trains and buses in Japan are quite expensive and if you are not able to get a rail…

Read More →

Back to Top