Image from NAFCA website Japan Anime Film Culture Association (NAFCA) – aims to improve General Incorporated Association for Understanding the Management and Production Aspects of the Animation Industry and Improving the Working Conditions of Animators – Announced last Friday, May
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and Aniplex Executive Officer
is Chairman of the Board of Directors. Animator and Character Designer Masaru Kitao , Animation Director Naomichi Yamato and voice actor Shunsuke Sakuya and Yuko Kaida also delivered speeches at the inauguration ceremony.
NAFCA published its founding statement in English, translated by Renato Rivera Rusca.
We, the Japan Animation Film Culture Association (#NAFCA), held a press conference yesterday to announce the establishment of the association and issued the following statement:
Translation cooperation: Renato Rivera Rusca (レナト・リベラ・ルスカ) @RENATOLOGY pic. twitter.com/8YYcByPRIp — Japan アニミフリム Cultural Alliance -NAFCA- (@NAFCA_official) May , 2010
According to ANN, ex Viz Media, Crunchyroll
, and Netflix executives
Rob Pereyda also confirmed the animator and
Terumi Nishii is also involved in NAFCA. Nishii has long expressed disappointment with the working conditions of animators in the anime industry, having previously discussed with Ueda the issue of the Japanese animators union.
Ueda started at Nippon Sunrise work (now called Sunrise) at
, then at Aniplex
at 2003. He became A-1 Pictures
at President and Chief Executive Officer . He left Aniplex
. He is the representative and mastermind producer for Skyfall, LLC.
SOURCE: Email correspondence, Comic Natalie, NAFCA’s website and Twitter accounts