Members of ASIFA-Japan



Creative Producer
Professor at Kanagawa Institute of Technology

Department of Information Media, Kanagawa Institute of Technology
1030 Shimo-ogino, Atsugi, Kanagawa, 234-0292 Japan

Born in Tokyo in 1959. After graduating from the Visual Concept Planning Department of Osaka University of Arts, Takashi Fukumoto joined the Computer Graphics Group of the Department of Technology in Osaka University to work on creating CG animation with those engineers who have developed "Links-1", the very first CG dedicated system in Japan.
In 1982, Fukumoto joined Toyo Links Corporation, the pioneering CG production company in Japan, on its establishment. Starting with making CG scenes for the theatrical animation "GOLGO 13" (1983), Fukumoto was involved in creating many films such as TV commercials, visual images for Expo, etc. As a director, he made animation shorts "Bio-Sensor" (1984) and "Peppy" (1987), as well as the 70mm ride film for Seto Ohashi Bridge Expo - "Tadano Space Port" (1988) etc.
In 1989, Fukumoto joined Polygon Pictures Inc. and worked on planning and developing their original CG characters. His works as a director include the animation short "In Search of Muscular Axis" (1990) and TV commercial "Shiseido HG Super Hard – Penguin Series " (1995-96), animation shorts "Circus Series Trilogy" (1995-96), and as a producer, he made animation shorts "Polygon Family" (1998), "the FLY BanD!"(1998) etc.
Joining Links Corporation in 1999, Fukumoto proposed the merger between CG production and motion-capture business, and established Links DigiWorks Inc. in 2000. ( served as the managing director since 2003, the representative director since 2007. In 2010, it was integrated into IMAGICA.) He produced Game Cinematics for "Onimusha" (2001) and "Resident Evil" (2002) of Capcom Corporation, an animation short "KUDAN" (2008) and many others. "KUDAN" received various awards at many animation festivals within Japan and abroad, including the "Award of Distinction" at the Ars Electronica 2008, the "Excellence Award" at the 12th Japan Media Arts Festival, and the “Best Short Film” at the Anima 2009.
Afterwards, he began planning the projects and previsualization of the movies, exploiting MR (Mixed Reality)・AR (Augmented Reality) technique, which is the real-time processing of combining CG characters and live-action footage.
From April 2015, a professor at Kanagawa Institute of Technology, present status.

Since 2000, Lecturer at the Visual Concept Planning Department of Osaka University of Arts.
A member of ASIFA-JAPAN.
A member of State of the Art Technologies Expression Association.