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Nobuaki DOI

Nobuaki DOI

Animation criticism, research, curation
Festival director, New Chitose International Animation Festival
President and CEO, New Deer, Inc


Nobuaki Doi is a programmer, researcher and critic on animation and works as a scriptwriter.
He is one of the co-founders of CALF, a collective of Japanese independent animators that produces DVDs of Japanese independent animation and introduces excellent foreign animation films to Japanese audience through special screening events.


»"Animation Film Studies (Rinsen Syoten, Coauthor)

»"Chris Robinson "Ballad of Thin Man: In Search of Ryan Larkin" (Taro Jiro Sha Editus, translation)

»"Animating This World": On Yuri Norstein's "Tale of Tales", The Japanese Journal of Animation Studies Volume.9 Issue.1

»"On the Influence of the Theory of Sergei Eisenstein on Yuri Norstein" , Buletin of the Japan Asociation for the the Study of Russian Language and Literature, No.40

»"Beyond a frame: On the concept of "Image" in the theory of Sergei Eisenstein", Hyosho-Bunkaron Kenkyu No.7

»"Gazing life: Kei Oyama", Musashino Art University Image Library News, 2009

»"Fixed Point Observation": William Kentrdige's "Nine Drawings for the Projection", Gendai-no-me, No.579

»"A Trembling and Shivering World: Koji Yamamura’s Franz Kafka’s A County Doctor" (ASIFA MAGAZINE, Volume 21, No.1)

»"Playing with the Strings of Gravity: The Films of Ivan Maximov" (ASIFA MAGAZINE, Volume 21 No.2)

»"I Walk Alone, Holding Hands Only with My Fantasy: Yuria Aronova’s Mother and Music" (ASIFA MAGAZINE, Volume 22 No.1)

»"A Resistance to the Irresistible: Priit and Olga Parn’s Life without Gabriella Ferri"(ASIFA MAGAZINE, Volume 22 No.2)