The Agency for Cultural Affairs’ FY 2020 Research and Study Project for Human Resource Development in Animation “Anime no Tane 2021” has decided to distribute the symposium of the project report held on March 13 for a limited time only. In addition, a special page featuring the four works produced by the “Program for Passing on Techniques through the Production of Works” will also be released.

The purpose of the Animation Human Resource Development Research Project is to contribute to the improvement and development of the animation field in Japan by conducting practical research on methods for developing animation professionals, and by promoting the evaluation and dissemination of the results of such research.
In this project in 2020, three human resource development programs were implemented, and the results, including the methods and processes, were evaluated with the cooperation of external experts, as well as the methods of training animators and production progression were studied and analyzed.

As a place to present the results of the project, the project report symposium held on March 13 will be available online for a limited time on the official website of “Anime no Tane 2021” from 6:00 p.m. on March 26.
The online distribution of the symposium will also include presentations on the results and analysis of each of the three human resource development programs implemented this year, screenings of the four works produced in the Technology Transfer Program, and distribution of materials presented in each of the human resource development programs.

Also, a special page with “scene shots,” “art settings,” and “original drawings” of the four works produced in the “Technology Transfer Program through Production of Works” will be opened to the public at 18:00 on March 26.
In addition, only the full-length versions of the four works produced by the “Technology Transfer Program through Production” will be broadcast on Animax from 11:00 to 12:00 on May 9.