OUR STUDIO

1 Our Staff And Office

Animation
which reflect
the world.

A GIFT
FOR ALL
CHILDREN

Our staffs

Haruma
Edo

Animator/Character Designer

My Job Introduction

My work will change by projects. If it is a 2D animation, I will do the produce and layout part. When it comes to be a CG animation, I will do the effect and/or storyboard, such as the adjustment of posing and movement of CG characters. I will also do character designing for new projects.

My Experience

I’ve been working as animator from 2008.

Recent Works
“B-Project OP”
(Produce/Layout)
“DJI” PV
(Layout)
“Angry Birds Fight PV
” Episode 1 & 2
(Produce/Layout/Animation Director)
“SENRAN KAGURA FESTIVAL
VERSUS” OP animation director
(Produce/Animation director)
“HARMONY”
(Studio 4C /Layout/key animator)
“Your Lie in April” Episode 7
(A1 Pictures / layout/key animator)
My Future

I would like to do storyboard more often in the future.

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Makoto
Misaizu

IP Manager

My Job Introduction

My work is to expand our character and make it to business.
I want to spread character in animation, publishment, merchandizing, digital contents, advertisement, etc. I I also do management for licensing business majored in Asia, negotiation for business cooperation.
Management of secondary use(like merchandizing, and distribution) of our original animation.

My Experience

I’ve planned and proposed lots of advertising campaign for toy, beverage, convenience store and the chain restaurant industry.
After working at major patent attorney’s office, I’ve worked for management of well-known character branding and licensing.
I’ve concluded several contract regarding merchandizing, advertising, broadcasting, event, theme park, etc.
I also have concluded master licence agreement with contents holder overseas and

My Future

Together with artists, I would like to spread character which is loved by children to adult.
Want to create CG animation, which everyone knows even 100 years later.

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Emiko
Nishida

Director/Compositor

My Job Introduction

I am in charge of direction.
・I will suggest prosess, work flow, staffs, etc. Need to think of budget and image of title.
・For pre-production, I have to brain-storm with client and our in-house staff. As my personal impression, it is the most delicate part of the work.
・I have to do both control of schedule and quality as well as verification process of production. This part will make influence to whole project, so I have to view total image of project.
・Recently, I do not have time to work by myself, but will help compositing work if needed. Even it is hard time of production but will feel like runner’s high.
・Final delivery

My Experience

“HAL”(3DCG Director)
“SENRAN KAGURA FESTIVAL VERSUS” OP Animation(Produce/3DCG director)
“The Empire of Corpses”(3DCG Director)
TV animation series “TSUKIUTA the animation”(3DCG director)
“B-Project Invincible*Dangerous”(PV production produce/Director)

My Future

When I was small, I was a girl who get too much concentrated and cannot see other things.
I remain so even I grew up to be an adult. I want to stay as it is for whole my life.
Although, I will do anything if my kid say “wow, it’s great, Mom!”

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Hiroto
Nishitani

Technical Supervisor

My Job Introduction

In charge of all work regarding asset, RnD, system management, etc.
Doing work for 3D rigging for each title as well as developing original Rig system called “collage”.
Development of digital content creation tools.

My Experience

I’ve started working in this industry from 1995. Starting from pre-rendering for game, theater series, TV series, became generalist in CG, and decided to become techinical person.

My Future

I’ve been focused on rig until now, but am thinking to build up new pipeline which we can be shared in our office. When we established our studio, there was only 2-3 technical employees, but now, it becomes big as a team. So I think it’s time to exert more energy to raise the standard of our team.

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Takumi
Endo

Director/Lead Modeler

My Job Introduction

Recently, I have been working as CG director for animation series.
I will talk with other staffs, and sometimes, I will propose how to use CG in project and how the finish up looks like, and produce CG part of animation. Fun part is finding the best way for production. Since I was modeler, I will also do modeling, look, compositing work also, together with direction of the project.
Since our staff change with project, I have to do training for new staffs as well as improvement of operation.

My Experience

“The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture Part 2″(CG direction)
“Sarusuberi -Miss Hokusai-“(CG direction)
“Legend of Funassyi”(CG direction)

My Future

When I get too old, it is very difficult to work in this CG industry. I would like to do soba noodle shop or pizza shop then. Or I want to teach drawing in weekend with my wife at small place. Although, I still do cannot buy house for ourselve yet…

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Shunji
Sakai

Senior Producer

My Job Introduction

My work is to connect creator and production committee/investor. Since I was rental video shop owner before, I try to view whole vision of project from end-users point of view and also sales person/PR’s point of view. Before I specialize in animation, I was making documentary and original live-action video, so I try to think in a way not too biased by animation way of thinking. Although, I am the one who keep asking for favors, so seems cannot enjoy a long life.
One director offered a complement that I am the person who only talk about money.

My Experience

Producer
OVA “QUEEN EMERALDAS” “I’s”
TV Series
“Aoi Bungaku” Series(“No Longer Human”, “Kokoro”, “Under the Blooming Cherry Trees”, “The spider’s thread/Picture of Hell”, “Run, Moerus!”)

Line Producer
TV Series
“Death Note”, “Oh! Edo Rocket”, “Devil May Cry”, “Kaiba”, “Moryo no Hako”, “Beyond the Heavens”, “Yojo-Han Shinwa Taikei”, “Kaiji”
Movie
“The Tibetan Dog” “The Princess and the Pilot”

As staff of DandeLion Animation Studio(CG line producer)
TV Series
“47 todofuken dogs R”, “Wizard Barristers Benmashi Cecil”, “March comes in like a lion”, “Yuri!!! on ICE”, “TSUKIUTA the animation”
Movie
“NARUTO”, “Sarusuberi -Miss Hokusai-“, “The Empire of Corpses”

My Future

Want to do production of animation which has plentiful funds and time, and doesn’t cause disruption among staff.
Want to do major work of DandeLion together with our team.

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Kazuhiro
Tamura

Director/Animator

My Job Introduction

・My work start from when director and CG team start to talk regarding the title.
・It depends on whether character is in 3D or 2D animation, but I will assign staff which suits the title.
・I have to hold a series of discussions with other section during whole process of production.
・I have to do management of the quality and schedule as needed.
・Once whole process is done and completed the work, I will propose to all parties for job well done party.

My Experience

“Kokekko san”(CG director)
“Legend of Funassyi”(Lead animator)
“Lupin the Third”(CG director)
“Haikyu!!”(CG director)

My Future

Want to produce character which can be loved by children for long term.

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Kenta
Suzuki

Producer/Project Manager

My Job Introduction

Produce
Since I will be part of project from the beginning, I have to think of concept of the title, consider the storyline, storyboard, character, design of props, background image, etc.
I have to discuss with modeler, setups, animator, and/or compositer and shara the image. We will group as one and work up to finish up the production of the title.
Project manager
I will do management of schedule, budget, and staffs and work as a bridge between clients and our in-house creators. This part seems not so important, but actually, this part affects the quality of the work.
Since project manager is the position which can learn a lot regarding animation work procedure, there are many people who will become producer from project manager.
Other
I’ve been working with this studio from early stage. So, I have done web creation, designing of merchandizing, proposed original animation. I even ordered renovation of our studio to my father, who is doing interior construction.

My Experience

Project management, produce, and design work for theathical and TV animation series.
Recent works(for produce)
“March comes in like a lion”
“NYA SHOGI”

My Future

Want to produce animation which only DandeLion Animation Studio can make.

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  • Haruma
    Edo

    Animator/Character Designer

  • Makoto
    Misaizu

    IP Manager

  • Emiko
    Nishida

    Director/Compositor

  • Hiroto
    Nishitani

    Technical Supervisor

  • Takumi
    Endo

    Director/Lead Modeler

  • Shunji
    Sakai

    Senior Producer

  • Kazuhiro
    Tamura

    Director/Animator

  • Kenta
    Suzuki

    Producer/Project Manager

Our staff member image (Company Questionnaire Result)

Our staff member image――1

Profile・
Life

  • 1Gender

    About 30% are female. An easy place for female to work.

  • 2Age group

    Relatively young company with average age of 33-34.

  • 3Civil status

    45% are married. There are quite a lot of staffs who work even they are got married.

  • 4Have kid

    About half married staff have kids.

  • 5Origin

    Seems there are quite many staffs from Chubu and Kansai area. Also, there are certain proportion of staffs who are from overseas.

  • 6Living

    The number of those living alone is same as those living with family.

  • 7Commuting means

    Almost 1/3 cycle or walk to work.

  • 8What you do on rest day

    Seems our staff enjoy their free time both outside and at home.

  • 9Movie preference

    There are few people watch only animation film.

  • 10Favorite subject

    It is natural that most of our staff like art. There is no significant difference for other subjects.

Our staff member image――2

Regarding company・work

  • 11Title

    70% are creators.

  • 12Company worked for

    Almost 20% had worked for more than five companies, which is quite common for an animation employee.

  • 13CG look preference

    perfectly divided into half

  • 14Do you like our studio?

    70% like our studio. The 30% answer shows the credibility of this questionnaire.

Good part of DandeLion

Regarding work style・business content

Regarding organization
  • Work environment is good.
  • Non restrictive environment. Flexible
  • There is no power harassment at work place.
  • Company size, work environment is good.
  • Designers can concentrate on designing because there are efficient management staffs.
  • An appropriate division of labor between staffs.
  • There are many people who can consult with.
Independence
  • Leave considerable discretion to indivisual.
  • There is a chance for each staff.
  • Can challenge to new work.
  • Can work relatively freely.
Work style
  • Work environment where each staff can work freely.
  • Have a lot of flexibility for working arrangements.
  • Feel respect and valued for staffs lifestyle.

Regarding Staff・Relationship

Atmosphere
  • Company atmosphere.
  • Warm company atmosphere.
  • Free company atmosphere and positive company style.
  • Relax company atmosphere and environment.
  • Being cozy.
  • Being positive.
Homelike
atmosphere
  • Homelike atmosphere and being passionate towards animation.
  • Homelike easy atmosphere.
  • Homelike atmosphere and everyone is gentle.
  • The people are gentle.
Loose
  • Loose.
  • Being loose.
  • Loose, but in a good way.
  • Somewhat loose, but stay focused at work.
Unconstrained
  • Being unconstrained to some extent.
  • An unconstrained working style.

Regarding Company・Business Policy

Business Policy
  • An open company where we hope we can assist.
  • Globalization. The attitude willing to cooperate with companies abroad.
  • Having light footwork.
Production
  • Being passionate in producing original pieces.
  • Seldom being influenced no matter the result turns out to be good or not.
  • Never foret to have fun.
  • The ability in developing tools.
Event
  • A variety of chances, like company events, are organized for us to communicate with other colleagues.
  • Atmosphere, company barbecue, travel, etc.
More
  • The lion mascot is cute!
  • We have a beautiful working place.

Our studio

How we work

At event