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your name. Artist Creates Anime About First Non-Japanese Shogi Pro

your name. Artist Creates Anime About First Non-Japanese Shogi Pro

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by June 19, 2018 Anime

your name. Artist Creates Anime About First Non-Japanese Shogi Pro

 

Polish artist Mateusz Urbanowicz has created backgrounds for well-known anime series like Space Dandy and your name. His most recent project, backed by CalorieMate, was created to cheer on a fellow Polish pro: Karolina Styczyńska, the first non-Japanese shogi player to be awarded professional status.

 

Styczyńska became interested in shogi after seeing it played in an installment of the Naruto manga, and was initially self-taught before moving to Japan to train. As of last year, she holds the status of female professional 1-kyu.

 

 

CalorieMate sponsored the short Susume, Karolina, created at Studio Colorido (YKK’s Fastening Days, Penguin Highway). Urbanowicz wrote, directed, and creted watercolor backgrounds for the short. Check it out in full — and turn on closed captions for a commentary by Styczyńska about each scene:

 

 

In her own words: “Get to know shogi from anime, become anime myself.”

 

>> Mateusz Urbanowicz’s portfolio

>> Karolina Styczyńska on Twitter


Source: Anime! Anime!

 

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Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl’s Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her work can currently be read in Stranger Tales of the City from Obverse Books.


Source: Anime News
your name. Artist Creates Anime About First Non-Japanese Shogi Pro

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