Horie was the first chief editor of Monthly Comic Zenon while holding the position of CEO at Coamix. Serial titles he wrote in this magazine includes the Ikusa no Ko and Gifu Dodo!! series produced by Tsukasa Hojo and Tetsuo Hara.
Department of Creative ArtsManga Course
Department of Creative ArtsComputer Graphics and Animation Course
The Akutagawa award winning novel Hibana from Naoki Matayoshi is a huge hit selling over 2.5 million copies. The live action version of this novel which garnered a lot of attention went down a new path by choosing to go with Netflix instead of theatrical movie adaptation or release as a television drama. As the executive producer, Koga creates the overall blueprint for the series which is available in 190 countries around the world.
Department of Performing ArtsPerformer Course
Hinton Battle Dance Academy, which opened in April 2017, is one of the top dancer training institutions in Japan. Including Hinton Battle, internationally successful performers work here as teachers. Around 30 students who are selected after a strict selection process take a 3 year curriculum focusing on the 4 genres of ballet, modern, hip hop and rhythm tap.
Oka also works as an advisor for overseas strategies of Japanese companies based on the concept of “thinking like an American with the heart of a Japanese person”. He took part in the Hollywood version of Death Note which was released in August 2017 as a producer. He is currently working on producing the live action film of the popular video game Mega Man.
Among other numerous works of production Nagasaki has been involved such as anime movies, live action movies, TV anime series and video games, the Love Live! series for which Nagasaki works as the voice director has created a significant movement in recent years. With the idol group as the story’s main characters, there are many live scenes making the role audio plays extremely important.
Department of Performing ArtsProduction Course
Maeda has been involved in the Shelter Nanyo Hall located in Nanyo City, Yamagata, since before it opened. With a huge success with over 200,000 visitors in less than 2 years since opening, this hall was also used as a rehearsal place for the first Japan tour of musical Blast with around 40 foreigners staying here for 8 weeks. This model case has changed the look of the town vitalizing the region with entertainment.
Liberal ArtsLiberal Arts
This world’s top flower show has over 100 years of history. Ishihara won the gold medal 3 consecutive years from 2006 and 6 consecutive years from 2012. He has also won double awards with the Best Garden Award given to the top garden in the category 4 times. In addition, he received the top prize, the President’s Award, at the 2016 event.
Takara was in charge of background research based on his vast knowledge of the Ryukyu Kingdom during the Shurijo Castle restoration which began in the mid 1980s. He gathered a massive amount of documents and played a leading role in restoring this symbol which burnt down during the war. The restoration which he said, “I have spent half of my life’s energy on,” is currently in the final stages and is scheduled to be complete in fall 2018.
Lee has mastered various different foreign languages including Chinese, English, Japanese, French and Spanish. He says the trick to learning languages is “Just like sports, your language skill will gradually get rusty if you don’t speak it. Therefore, I always train to polish up my skills.” His success in acquiring foreign languages is a product of his hard work and having an interest and a necessity to learn.
Tourism consists of various different elements such as food, music, performing arts and nature and it includes studies in areas such as economics, business science, geography and cultural anthropology. Shimoji has a successful history of researching methodology to provide support for Okinawa from business and political standpoints.