Tokyo National University Begins Anime Graduate Program, Otaku Applicants Surge Overnight

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Starting next year, the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts will have something that's long overdue for an otaku-rich country: a two-year graduate degree in anime production—the first for a non-private institution in Japan. Courses will be taught by full-time professionals from the anime world including Koji Yamamura, and students will leave with two or three full-fledged works under their belt. We're jealous, but we think we might hold out for the Ph. D. in Gundam Suit fabrication studies. One day. [Yomiuri Shimbun]

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Another_Andreas

This story seems like an Anime in itself. I can picture it now.

There's that one guy in the corner with the glasses so white you can't see pupils through 'em, drawing at his desk, and the animated rendition of Koji Yamamura comes around to see what he's working on, only to find out this runny-nosed kid with his tounge hanging out is working on a Hentai! Steam pipes out of Koji's colar as he screams "NA-NIIIII!!!!!!"

Oh, don't forget the little sweat drop on the corner.

(Hey, when the writers end their strike, I'll stop watching the Anime.)