Netflix Anime Creators Base Netflix Anime Creators Base

Netflix has opened a new space for artists, the Anime Creators’ Base, located inside of its Tokyo office.

The multi-functional community space is not open to the public; it’s a workspace for designers, writers, and Netflix team members who are working on anime series for the streamer. According to Taiki Sakurai, Netflix’s chief producer of anime, the goal of the space is to “promote best practices and high production standards, [and] to empower creators with the necessary tools and resources of anime production over time.”

One of his first objectives is to use it as a place to create concept art for upcoming series. Visual development is a phase of pre-production that is often skipped in anime series because of “limited bandwidth or time,” according to Sakurai. Two designers, Namiko Ishidate and Saina Cisse, will be based at Netflix’s Tokyo office to help with this work.

Here’s a more detailed look at the Anime Creators’ Base, with descriptions provided by Netflix:

<strong>Designers’ Garage:</strong> This space seats up to 10 designers and artists. At launch, designers will focus on creating conceptual art at the early developmental stages of an anime series or film to ensure creative staff is aligned on the look and feel of a project.
Designers’ Garage: This space seats up to 10 designers and artists. At launch, designers will focus on creating conceptual art at the early developmental stages of an anime series or film to ensure creative staff is aligned on the look and feel of a project.
<strong>Writers’ Garage:</strong> This meeting room is designed to be a collaborative space for creatives working on anime shows, where teams will develop and edit scripts, and invite creators to discuss new projects (and of course, geek out a little on anime).
Writers’ Garage: This meeting room is designed to be a collaborative space for creatives working on anime shows, where teams will develop and edit scripts, and invite creators to discuss new projects (and of course, geek out a little on anime).
 <strong>Lab:</strong> This multi-functional space is designed to be a versatile room for innovation, like testing out new creative technologies such as vr or playing around with the latest motion capture technologies.

Lab: This multi-functional space is designed to be a versatile room for innovation, like testing out new creative technologies such as vr or playing around with the latest motion capture technologies.

A video tour of the space can be viewed below:

Animation news you can use
Support independent publishing

Your membership will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you. Support Cartoon Brew for as little as $1 a week — the process is fast and easy.

Become A Member   

Latest News from Cartoon Brew