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Delhi Anim(e)ated!

Delhi Anim(e)ated!
The Anime convention is the biggest Japanese pop culture celebration in India. In its 5th avatar, scheduled at NSIC Exhibition Complex, Okhla, the convention is presenting an exhilarating arena of anime, gaming, manga and design. The convention features some of the renowned animators, game designers, illustrators, artists and related companies from countries like Japan, Hong Kong, US, France and India to conduct several master classes, workshops, panel discussions, talks and presentations.

Anime enthusiasts will be given a golden opportunity to interact with some well-known names from the anime world and creators of some of the fantastic anime characters such as Naruto, Bleach, Attack on Titan, Full Metal Alchemist and Spirited Away. The Convention will be a unique platform to interact with global animation studios like Ultra Super Pictures and Sanzigen. Ultra Super Pictures has been involved in the production of the anime series like Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Black Rock Shooter, Kill la Kill, Wake Up, Girls. Sanzigen has contributed to various anime series like Shin Gekijo-ban Initial D and Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life. International Japanese animator Daizen Komatsuda will throw light on ‘Key animation’, his notable contributions to anime include: Robotics Notes, Rebuild of Evangelion, Kill la Kill, Le Chevalier D’Eon, Eureka Seven, and Panty and Stocking with Garter belt etc. Yoshifumi Abe is the CEO of JI Style, will share his knowledge on Anime Culture and Merchandise for the Indo-Japan business initiative.

To increase the level of zeal among Manga fans at the convention, Ryan Holmberg an Academic Associate will share his wisdom on ‘Garo and the birth of alternative manga’. Y.Nakane, a Tokyo based designer to carry out a design workshop on ‘Learning the Basics of Manga Drawing’. He has worked for clients like Toyota, Microsoft, Sony etc.Further workshops to be held on ‘Monster Attack’, a session on drawing your favourite monster to be demonstrated by Kimiaki Y, a Tokyo based illustrator and graphic designer. His art style is commented colourfully, cute, strange and crazy. His works are being used for publication, website and fashion in various countries. MEGA, the French designer ,who has worked as an illustrator for brands like Nike, Volkswagen will hold a workshop on ‘Discovering the Designer and Artist in you’.

A practical workshop on esigning, ‘Classical art techniques’ will be taken by Chris Solarski who is an independent Swiss artist video game designer and author of Drawing Basics and Video Game.

For gamers, PS4 gaming booth will allow you to experience the next-gen gaming at its finest. There will be a PS3 Fighting Game Tournament for those who like to battle it out and win some amazing prizes. The convention will also feature a Cosplay booth which will have a team of professional Cosplayers with whom you can click photos, get autographs and more.

WHERE: NSIC Exhibition Complex, Okhla WHEN: 17 to 19 October

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