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Wednesday, March 23
 

9:30am

Meet & Greet
Register for the day and talk with other Project Anime attendees as we begin our day of presentations and discussions.

Wednesday March 23, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Toyo Institute of Art & Design 2-6 Tomihisachō Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0067

10:00am

Networking in Japan
SPJA Director of Entertainment Jon Baumgardner will talk on the finer points of Japanese business etiquette and some best practices when it comes to networking in Japan.

Speakers

Wednesday March 23, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Toyo Institute of Art & Design 2-6 Tomihisachō Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0067

11:00am

Guest Relations Discussion
What makes a good guest liaison/interpreter/handler? What are some good practices when having Japanese guests visiting your convention?

Wednesday March 23, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Toyo Institute of Art & Design 2-6 Tomihisachō Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0067

12:00pm

Lunch Break
Break for one-hour lunch.

Wednesday March 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Shinjuku

1:00pm

Concert Management
SPJA Director of Entertainment Jon Baumgardner will lead a discussion and present on concert management practices for convention organizers.

Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Toyo Institute of Art & Design 2-6 Tomihisachō Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0067

2:00pm

Conventions: Bigger and Better
Nobukuki Takahashi of Studio HARD Deluxe will give a speech on the importance of conventions as they grow into bigger and better events worldwide.

Speakers
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Nobuyuki Takahashi

Nobuyuku Takahashi has been active in the publication, advertisement, product development, and image media fields as a producer and planner. Takahahi’s work is focused on the idea of “A Boy’s Dream,” with themes of “Future Life,” "Science and Industry," "Entertainment and Communication," and "International Communication” present in any project he works on. Takahashi's leading fields are animation, science fiction movies, video... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
TBA

3:00pm

Anime Production and the Committee System
Veteran producer Koji Takeuchi (Lupin the 3rd, Tiny Toon Adventures) gives insight on how anime is produced and explains how the anime production committee system works.

Speakers
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Koji Takeuchi

Koji Takeuchi began his career at Nippon Animation Co., Ltd. in 1976 as a member of the production team. He worked on various hit TV series with directors Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki who were both at Nippon Animation at the time. | Takeuchi joined Telecom Animation Film in 1980 where many of his first projects were with Miyazaki and Takahata who had also moved to Telecom. Together they worked on many TV shows and feature films such as... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Toyo Institute of Art & Design 2-6 Tomihisachō Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0067

4:00pm

Studio Ordet & Studio Trigger

Representatives from Studio Ordet (Wake Up, Girls!) and Studio TRIGGER (Kill la Kill) will share the stage and share news about their companies relevant to convention runners. Ordet will share information on their founder, anime director Yutaka Yamamoto, while TRIGGER will give a short presentation on upcoming projects.


Speakers

Wednesday March 23, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Toyo Institute of Art & Design 2-6 Tomihisachō Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0067
 
Thursday, March 24
 

9:30am

Meet & Greet
Register for the day and talk with other Project Anime attendees as we begin our day of presentations and discussions.

Thursday March 24, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Toyo Institute of Art & Design 2-6 Tomihisachō Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0067

10:00am

Creative Guest Programming
Discussion  of creative types of programming that guests can participate in.

Thursday March 24, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Toyo Institute of Art & Design 2-6 Tomihisachō Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0067

11:00am

VIPOーConvention Corporations: New Models & How to Make It Happen

Toshifumi Makita of Visual Industry Promotion Organisation  (VIPO) will talk about VIPO's experiences with previous editions of JLOP, The Subsidy for the Localization & Promotion of Japanese Visual Media and he will discuss what Japanese exhibitors are looking for from conventions around the world. Makita will also highlight the various merits of VIPOーConvention corporations.


Speakers
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Toshifumi Makita

Following his career in various international corporations, Makita joined Visual Industry Promotion Organisation (VIPO) in 2013. Apart from his duties at VIPO, Makita has been active as an Akira Kurosawa expert who also excels in Japanese film in general.


Thursday March 24, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Toyo Institute of Art & Design 2-6 Tomihisachō Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0067

12:00pm

Lunch Break
Thursday March 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Shinjuku

1:00pm

Anime Con PR 101

Dealing with the press. How to do it right, and why it matters. This panel will help give an overview of a complete PR strategy, everything from picking out the right PR person, and identifying target press outlets to setting up the proper press room and onsite-procedures. The ultimate goal isn't having the most coverage, but having coverage that brings more attendees, guests, industry and funding to your event.


Speakers
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Christopher Macdonald

Christopher Macdonald, CEO and Publisher of Anime News Network, spent over a decade as the editor-in-chief, directly involved in day-to-day news and editorial, giving him a very unique understanding of the anime industry as a whole and of industry-press relations. No longer involved in daily editorial, he now handles business development for ANN and provides marketing and PR consulting services to companies entering the anime market.


Thursday March 24, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Toyo Institute of Art & Design 2-6 Tomihisachō Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0067

2:00pm

Anime Biz Revolution, 2016
Veteran CoMix Wave producer Kazuki Sunami and Japanamerica author and journalist Roland Kelts give us an inside look at this revolutionary year in Japan's anime industry. Topics include: the sudden collapse of domestic DVD sales; the rise of the "Live Events" category as a source of merchandising revenue; the current SVOD anime licensing bubble via streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll and others; the rise of foreign investment and co-productions; the challenge of wide theatrical anime releases and the resilience of the Blu-ray collectors' market; and Makoto Shinkai's hotly anticipated Toho-distributed feature film, Kimi no Na wa (Your Name), out this August.

Speakers
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Roland Kelts

Roland Kelts is author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US. As a journalist, essayist and columnist, he writes for many publications, such as The New Yorker, Time magazine, and The Japan Times, and is an authority on Japan’s contemporary literary and popular cultures. He imparts his unique perspective on Japanese pop culture as a media commentator on CNN, NPR, NHK and the BBC... Read More →
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Kazuki Sunami

Kazuki Sunami has been in charge of international licensing for CoMix Wave Films’ Animation works, including Makoto Shinkai's films "5 Centimeters per Second" and "The Garden of Words.” As a producer, Sunami engaged in producing the CGI movie "NEGADON: The Monster from Mars" (2005), "PLANZET" (2010), and "Peeping Life: We Are the Hero"(2014). Sunami also established YouTube's original anime channel "Anime Bancho" in 2012, introducing the... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Toyo Institute of Art & Design 2-6 Tomihisachō Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0067

3:00pm

Special Presentation

A presentation from a special guest TBA!


Thursday March 24, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Toyo Institute of Art & Design 2-6 Tomihisachō Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0067

4:00pm

Open Forum and Closing Thoughts
As Project Anime: Tokyo's conference comes to a close, we will open the discussion to other topics that attendees would like to discuss and have some closing thoughts.

Thursday March 24, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Toyo Institute of Art & Design 2-6 Tomihisachō Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0067

6:30pm

Reception
Thursday March 24, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Bonsalute KABUKI Shinjuku Toho Bldg, 1-19-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku