I was asked to do this short web animation as a part of a campaign to support Karolina Styczyńska, who is the first female, foreign shōgi (Japanese chess) player who was able to become a professional! The animation is sponsored by the maker of CalorieMate balanced food and was made with the awesome power of animation studio Colorido.

I wrote, directed this short movie and also made the watercolor backgrounds for it (with the help of Laura Heikkala).

プロモーションアニメ「すすめカロリーナ」の監督、原作、背景を担当しました。 外国人初の女性プロ棋士カロリーナ・ステチェンスカさんの応援キャンペーンのひとつとして、スポンサーのカロリーメイトと、スタジオコロリドと共に制作したアニメーションです。

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The project included making three versions of the animation: 15 and 30 second ones (used as television commercials) and the full online spot of 3 minutes. The character designs and animations were made by animation studio Colorido, and the original music was written by Haruka Nakamura.

There are also three short “making-of” videos: Backgrounds, Animation, Music.


Some screenshots from the animation:


I also made the official poster for the project featuring Karolina walking near the train station Sendagaya (where the shōgi hall is located and the official matches take place).