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Notes on Monstropedia

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

Extracts from fictitious archives written by a monsterologist in Medieval Europe who documented imaginary creatures. He portrayed the monster lifestyle through their movements and common expressions.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Notes on Monstropedia

    Directed by: Koji YAMAMURA

    Born in Japan in 1964, Koji Yamamura graduated from Tokyo Zokei University in 1987 and founded Yamamura Animation, Inc. in 1993. His 2002 short "Mt. Head" was nominated for an Oscar and scored 6 Grand Prix at festivals, including Annecy, Zagreb and Hiroshima. In 2007, his film "Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor" won the Grand Prix in Ottawa. He has also illustrated several children's books, is a sub-chairman for the Japan Animation Association and teaches at Tokyo University of the Arts.

    Country: Japan

    Year of production: 2016

    Running time: 06 min 10 s

  • Technique

    Category: Short film

    Techniques used: Drawing on paper, 2D Computer

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Teens, Adults, Family, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Koji YAMAMURA

    Production: YAMAMURA ANIMATION, INC., Koji YAMAMURA

    Distribution: YAMAMURA ANIMATION, INC., Koji YAMAMURA

    Artistic direction: Koji Yamamura

    Script: Koji Yamamura

    Graphics: Koji Yamamura

    Storyboard: Koji Yamamura

    Layout: Koji Yamamura

    Animation: Koji Yamamura

    Camera: Koji Yamamura

    Compositing: Koji Yamamura

    Music: George Handel

    Sound: Hitomi Shimizu

    Editing: Koji Yamamura

    Voice: Yuri Yamamura