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Inside one of Japan's oldest animation studios

Updated 26th April 2016
Inside one of Japan's oldest animation studios
Written by By Michala Sabnani, Tom BoothScott ClotworthyJapan
The Japanese are master animators. Their beloved anime characters walk the streets, transcend generations, and have multi-million dollar fan bases.
But while the animation industry globally is trending towards ever more advanced forms of computer generated images, in Japan hand-drawn animation is still a prized art form.
John Shiota, studio head of one of Japan's oldest animation studios, explains what makes Japanese anime so popular and unique.