PROFILEDirector / Film Director Born in 1967 in Fukuoka, with a BA from the Kyushu Institute of Design (Current: Kyushu University). He founded MontBlanc Pictures Co., Ltd. in 2012, after leaving KOO-KI, which he had co-founded in 1997. Before that he worked at Toei Co. and the Kobe Institute of Design. In 2012, he completed an original full feature film “After School Midnighters”, which was released in internationally as well as in Japan. His creation are known for their cleverness, style and sharp creativity, and he is always exploring new creative horizons. He has a wide range of experience in original animation works, huge vision images for events, and TVCM, and TV program opening titles, which go beyond nationality or media, and have built him a good reputation among both domestic and international markets.
PROFILECG / VFX Director Born in 1969 in Kumamoto Prefecture. After leaving his profession as a Civil engineering consultant, he gained extensive experience in content production, working at VSQ (Ltd.), and then KOOKI (Ltd.) which led him to help establish MontBlanc Pictures in 2012. He specializes in TV-CM work, visual and CGI direction, production, consulting and effects development. His aim is in "making a team that specializes in character driven creative work!".
PROFILEDirector / Animator Born in 1975,Fukuoka Japan. Graduated from Kyushu Zokei Art College in 1996. Joined Kokoku Kenkyujo Company in 1996. Joined KOO-KI in 2001. At the time of establishment joined Mont Blanc Pictures in 2012 Mainly he creates TVCM,title for TV program and opening title for game package. His main skills are based on the style of merging motion graphics and animation,and well-known at his balanced design skill. He's desperate to look for the best balance of design and animation everyday. Award History 2011 Golden Eagle Award [winner] Rushes Soho Shorts Festival 2011 [Official Selection] The 41st Applied Arts Design Awards [Selection] The 47th Hugo Television Awards [Selection] The 32nd Telly Awards [Silver Plaque] Savannah International Animation Festival 2011 [Television Commercials Animation]
PROFILEDirector / Motion Graphic Designer Born in 1983,Kumamoto Japan.Graduated from Kyushu Institute of Design (Current: Kyushu University) in 2009. Joined KOO-KI in 2009. At the time of establishment joined Mont Blanc Pictures in 2012. Specialized in consistent image or web CM works, such as program packages centered on motion graphics. He has in recent years built a knowledge of interactive media and systems, and is working to use that knowledge in all forms of media.
PROFILEBorn in 1986,Tokyo. Graduated from Tama Art University. At the time of establishment joined Mont Blanc Pictures in 2012 . His main skills are based on the style of hand-drawn 2D character animation to the spindle, and specializes in pop world building.