AnimeFest 2020 Sheraton Dallas Hotel August 14th – 17th 2020 Dallas, TX
Collaborations between Director and Animator
Moderated Panel INDUSTRY
AnimeFest 2019
Friday 1:00PM for 1h in P1
Director Shingo Natsume and Animator Norifumi Kugai will share their views on the industry, respective career trajectories, and experiences on working together. Having worked on several animations together, such as Space Dandy, One Punch Man, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept., and Boogiepop and Others, there is sure to be a lot of material to cover!
AnimeFest Assistant Director of Guest Services
Shingo Natsume
Shingo Natsume was born in 1980 in the town of Hachinohe in Aomori prefecture.

After gathering years of experience as an animator, Mr. Natsume served as an episode director in The Tatami Galaxy (2010) and as a key animator in the 2011 full length movie, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos. He assisted with storyboards for Director Masaaki Yuasa’s Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2017).

His main representative works as a director are the popular 2014 TV series, Space Dandy, the 2015 TV series One Punch Man, more recently ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. (2017) and Boogiepop and Others (2019).

Norifumi Kugai
Norifumi Kugai was born in 1983 in the city of Urasoe in Okinawa.

At 21, he watched the TV series Noein: To Your Other Self (2005). He was influenced by its drawing styles and became interested in working in the anime industry. He joined the anime production company XEBEC and later became a freelance animator. He worked as a key animator on Space Dandy (2014) and One Punch Man (2015). He was the character designer for ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. (2017). He teamed up with Director Natsume for Boogiepop and Others (2019), being in charge of storyboards.

Other titles he was involved in include the TV series Chihayafuru (2011) and Dragon Crisis! (2012) as well as theatrical films such as The Princess and the Pilot (2011) and Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island (2018).

20 members have this on their schedule.