It was announced that the Hideaki Anno Exhibition would be held from 1 October 2021 through 19 December 2021 at the National New Museum of Fine Arts in Tokyo.
I have to be completely honest… when I saw this, I wasn’t surprised. I was more or less expecting that Hideaki Anno would be getting an exhibition outlining all of his work as a creator.
The exhibition will cover his past works when he was an animator, as well as his latest work as a director and producer. It will also delve into the secrets of his creative activities. In addition to valuable original drawings and miniatures from his anime and tokusatsu works, which were his starting point, the exhibition also includes a vast amount of handwritten notes and illustrations from his amateur days to the present. The exhibition will also include a wide variety of production materials, from scripts, settings, image sketches, storyboards, layouts, original drawings to miniature sets, all of which are indispensable to the creation of his unique visual images. The exhibition is the first of its kind in the world.
As of the time of this writing, there is no announcement on the price of attending the exhibition. However, with it being at the National New Museum of Fine Arts, I wouldn’t expect it to cost an arm and a leg to attend.