Director’s Talk and Film Screening of PreCure During the Online Animahenasyon 14
Director Kon Chiaki appeared for the virtual talk after the special online screening of Happiness Charge Pretty Cure!: Ballerina of the Doll Kingdom (2014) on November 10 during the virtual edition of Animahenasyon 14: Philippine Animation Festival 2020. The Japan Foundation, Manila has been partnering with Animahenasyon for last several years.
Director Kon is a renowned female anime director in Japan, known for her works of various animated films and TV series, including the anime adaptations of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (2006), TV animation series of Junjō Romantica (2008-2015), Nodame Cantabile (2008-2010), Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Season III (2016) and upcoming Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie Part 1 & 2 (2021).
Director Kon, in pretty cosplay costume, shared with enthusiasm her stories of how to become an anime director as well as her experiences as being a female animator in the male-dominated world of animation production. The Zoom and Facebook live stream were attended by around 120 participants.