The Japanese government, Agency for Cultural Affairs, stated in an official announcement on Friday that the Agency will be funding five projects from the Support Program for International Co-Production. Two anime movies are included in the list. They are Gususkobudori no Denki by Kenji Miyazawa and CLAMP’s Blood-C. Both projects will receive 50 million Japanese yen (around 490,000 euro) in order to be able to complete the production process. The movies are produced by, respectfully, Tezuka Productions and Production I.G.
Having in mind that Tezuka is the company behind Astro Boy, Neon Genesis Evangelion,Inuyasha, it makes Shinigami a sad reaper that they don’t have the possibility to complete projects on their own. As far as I can take it, the initial idea of such funding should’ve been to help beginning and newly born companies into the business. But the governmental funds are going to Tezuka Productions after they have stated that they are still behind around 50,000,000 JPY in order to be calm abou the project’s completion. Also, the Agency for Cultural Affairs are funding such huge projects as CLAMP’s Blood-C, a movie that has been set to be born ever since the anime TV series broadcasted.
Source: Anime News Network
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