Otaku USA Magazine
ComicSmart Branches Out Into Anime Studio

ComicSmart, Inc., a Japanese manga company, is expanding. It has revealed that it’s started up the digital animation studio Qzil.la. If you’re wondering how to pronounce that, it’s the same as the Japanese word for “whale,” which is “kujira.”

Shun Fukudome from Production I.G, whose past credits include scripting Attack on Titan: Junior High and production advancement for Blood-C, has been tapped as producer and representative director.

According to Anime News Network, “The company seeks to alleviate labor problems with animators while maintaining a high quality of work with a fast production process.”

ComicSmart has been involved with the manga Japan Sinks 2020 and Million Doll.

Source: Anime News Network


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.