Posts Tagged ‘sunrise’

Short Peace – Otomo Katsuhiro + Shuhei Morita

Posted By yonghow on August 21st, 2012


Gundam + Nissin Cup Noodles Commercial = Boil Japan.

Posted By yonghow on July 19th, 2011


Freedom Screenplay + Art Book 01

Posted By yonghow on May 18th, 2008


Freedom Seven Trailer

Posted By yonghow on April 18th, 2008


Takeru is out on a business trip.

Posted By yonghow on April 11th, 2008


Freedom Seven Promotional Poster

Posted By yonghow on March 21st, 2008


Sunrise Emotion Bonenkai 2007 忘年会

Posted By yonghow on January 2nd, 2008


Freedom Nissin Cup Noodles poster ads Fall edition, Part 1

Posted By yonghow on December 1st, 2007


Freedom Nissin Cup Noodles Commercial 7

Posted By yonghow on September 15th, 2007



Posted By yonghow on June 26th, 2007

Takeru from Freedom and Ray from Steamboy greet visitors at the entrance of Sunrise Emotion Animation Studios ( Steamboy Studios ) in Ogikubo, Tokyo. We’ve just moved to this bigger studio last week ( which actually is just a block down the road ), check out this older post.In case you are wondering why that Steamboy cardboard figure look like it was made by a fan, that’s because its really old ( Steamboy took 8 years to complete ), and must have been made during the early stages of production, maybe even before Ray Steam’s character design was finalized.

While most of the the action is happening at the Anime Expo in California with the release of Freedom on HD dvd, back in the studio work goes on for the 6th installment of the television commercial that will go on air later in July, in conjunction with the release Freedom 4. I was just watching the rough cut during the production meeting this afternoon and one of the scenes from the commercial bears resemblence to Utada Hikaru’s Deep River promo clip. Her song “Kiss and Cry” will continue to be used as the theme music.

Freedom TV commercial 4

Posted By yonghow on January 2nd, 2007

Those were some screencaps off the 4th 30 second spot for Freedom now playing on Japanese television. You can also catch it streaming from the official Freedom website here.

Happy New Year folks !

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Updates on work

Posted By yonghow on November 3rd, 2006

Some cool stuff that comes along with work on Freedom Project : 1) My email address is, which I am more than ok with; 2) Otomo ( yes, the dude who created that somewhat famous animation Akira ) came by the studio yesterday, tying up some loose ends on a new animation film soon to be released. His work desk by the way, is really untidy…ha.

Here at Sunrise Studios Ogikubo work has commenced on episode 2 of Freedom, with epsiode 1 scheduled for dvd release later this month. Today as the entire Freedom team sat down with the director to run through the storyboard it dawned on me that I was the only foreigner working on Freedom. I wonder if I should feel hououred or alienated, perhaps a bit of both. Its no mistake however that my companions are some of the most talented animators here in Japan, many of whom have worked on Otomo’s Steamboy; my animation “supervisor” is a kid 21 years old.

So…back to work.

Posted in Freedom Project, Work
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