Nexus Studios is launching Maison Hanko, a pop-up roster of directorial and illustrative talent from Japan. 


The roster features a diverse selection of talent for representation into North America and Europe. Maison Hanko seeks to highlight the unique creativity of Japanese animators, filmmakers and illustrators as the spotlight falls on Tokyo for the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games. 


Directors Kouhei Nakama, Hideyuki Tanaka, Shishi Yamazaki, Masahito Kobayashi, and illustrators Kazuhisa Uragami, Takahiro Suganuma and Takeshi Miyasaka form the initial Maison Hanko line up. The curation will continue throughout the year. 


“Nexus has a long history of collaboration with Japanese creative talent” said Nexus Studios co-founder Christopher O’Reilly. “The company itself has Japanese roots and in the past we have worked with independent Tokyo based talent and some of the very best anime studios including Production IG (Ghost in the Shell) and Studio 4°C (Akira). So we have a strong track record and understanding of collaborations of this nature. We felt, as we moved into the cultural and sporting Olympiad of 2020, that it would be a great moment to revisit this legacy. Maison Hanko is a pop-up roster at Nexus. It gives access to authentic creative voices from Japan. We think this comes at a time when many will be looking to work with talent based there. And our experience lends credible production support for our clients to collaborate with these unique talents.” 


Staff Reporter

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