Nexus Studios Launches Maison Hanko: Pop-up Roster of Japanese Talent

From the release:

Nexus Studios is proud to launch Maison Hanko, a pop-up roster of outstanding directorial and illustrative talent from Japan.

The roster features a diverse selection of creative talent curated by Nexus for representation into North America and Europe. Maison Hanko seeks to highlight the unique creativity of Japanese animators, filmmakers and illustrators at a time when the spotlight falls on Tokyo for the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games.

“Nexus has a long history of collaboration with Japanese creative talent” said Nexus Studios co-founder Christopher O’Reilly. “The company itself has Japanese roots and in the past we have worked with independent Tokyo based talent and some of the very best anime studios including Production IG (Ghost in the Shell) and Studio 4°C (Akira). So we have a strong track record and understanding of collaborations of this nature.

“We felt, as we moved into the cultural and sporting Olympiad of 2020, that it would be a great moment to revisit this legacy. Maison Hanko is a pop-up roster at Nexus. It gives access to authentic creative voices from Japan. We think this comes at a time when many will be looking to work with talent based there. And our experience lends credible production support for our clients to collaborate with these unique talents.”

Directors Kouhei Nakama, Hideyuki Tanaka, Shishi Yamazaki, Masahito Kobayashi, and illustrators Kazuhisa Uragami, Takahiro Suganuma and Takeshi Miyasaka form the initial Maison Hanko line up. The curation will continue throughout the year.

Maison Hanko artists will be backed by Nexus Studios’ global production offices and animation studios in London, Los Angeles and Sydney and work in collaboration with their existing roster of directors as projects demand.

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