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1月24日、25日、KADOKAWA Contents Academy株式会社が手がける台湾校「角川国際動漫教育」にて、ダニー・チュー氏をお呼びしての特別イベントを開催しました。












Danny Choo Visits KADOKAWA International Edutainment! — “Mirai Suenaga”Illustration Contest and Special Lecture Held

January 30, 2015


KADOKAWA Contents Academy Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “KCA”) held a special event with invited guest Danny Choo at its Taiwan school, KADOKAWA International Edutainment (hereinafter “KIE”), on January 24 and 25.

Danny Choo was born in the United Kingdom and is the CEO of Mirai Inc, operator of the website Culture Japan that introduces Japanese otaku culture to people overseas in five languages. Currently based in Tokyo, he is active around the world and produces various collaboration projects with the Japanese governments and companies using his profound knowledge of Japanese otaku culture.

KCA invited him to the event as a guest speaker to deliver a special lecture. It also held an illustration contest of the Culture Japan mascot character “Mirai Suenaga,” and a lesson on illustration coloring by professional artist. The total number of participants during the two-day event was more than two hundred, and the venue was filled with fans of Danny.

In the special lecture, Danny spoke about how he discovered Japanese culture and how he produced Mirai Suenaga. In the contest, he chose two illustrations to receive the “Danny Choo Special Award” from five excellent illustrations, for which he provided comments and encouragement to the award recipients.

Danny offered encouragement to those aiming to become a manga artist or a character designer in the future, saying “I want you to go on the path that you believe in, even if those around you do not believe in you.” Danny’s future activities along with the growth of Japanese otaku culture will be watched with interest going forward.


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