Nov.20th - 23rd, 2020 New Chitose Airport Terminal,Hokkaido JAPAN

Professional Talk: Sumito Owara

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! is one of the most talked manga of 2020, with TV anime and movie adaptations. As well as the three main characters (3 high school girls who have devoted themself in making animation films), the author Sumito Owara was also a self-taught animator. His deep knowledge of anime works that he shares on SNS has become a hot topic.
In this talk session, Owara, who created the main visuals for this year’s festival, will talk about his favorite anime works and the influence they had on his own work. Dive into his “Anime Pilgrimage”!


Sumito Oowara

Born in 1993, Kanagawa Prefecture. Belonged to Movie Club at a high school. After the graduation from the Painting department of Tokyo Institute of Art and Design, he became a self-taught animator. As a comic artist, he exhibited his manga work at Comitia 111 in 2015. In 2016, he debuted as a professional comic artist with Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! (Monthly Big Comic Spirits). In 2020, he debuted as an animator for the Ending movie for the animated adaptation of Eizouken!


New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Office
C/o Enleysha Co., Ltd.
Sapporo Tokeidai Bldg., 9F,
1, Nishi-2, Kita-1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0001 JAPAN