Hiroyasu Ishida – Rain Town
Some time ago, the rain began to fall incessantly, and the citizens left the rainy town heading for the suburbs and higher ground. A young girl strays deep into “rain town”, which has been completely abandoned and fallen into ruins. There she meets a lonely robot, who remembers the town as it used to be. This work uses only tranquil music and the sound of falling rain to gently depict scenes of rather dark, yet beautiful world that makes one feel a certain sense of loneliness and nostalgia. (9’ 55”)
Born in Aichi in 1988. Graduated from the Department of Animation at Kyoto Seika University. He has also studied independently, producing his own works, his 2009 animation Fumko’s Confession won a Notable Entry in the Student Category at the Tokyo International Anima Fair 2010, an Honorable Mention in the Best Undergraduate Animation Category at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, and an Excellence Prize in the Animation Division at the 14th Japan Media Arts Festival 2010, which instantly made him the focus of attention.
Yasuhiro Yoshiura – Patema Inverted
Age, a boy who lives in Aiga, a world where long ago many sinners fell from the sky and the sky was poisoned, is watching the skies one day just before dawn when an upside-down girl appears. The name of this girl, who has come from an inverted, underground world, is Patema. She clings onto a fence but seems about to fall at any moment. Age takes her hand but in doing so, the two of them fly off into the sky, Patema battling against her alarm and Age astonished at this experience beyond his imagination. But just at that very moment, Izamura, the ruler of Aiga, hears a report of the appearance of an “inverted person” and orders his security agents to hunt for her. Beginning with this encounter between two people living in worlds with inverted skies, the story is a spectacular journey full of surprises in search of the mystery of the ”reversed world”.
Born in 1980 and graduated in Kyushu Institute of Design with a major in art science. From August 2008 to September 2009, Yasuhiro Yoshiura released Time of Eve online (as six episodes), and on March 6, 2010, the complete first season was releases in cinemas as a feature film, becoming a long-running success. studio-rikka.com