You can now apply for a fully-funded anime scholarship with Netflix
You'll be under the wise tutelage of Studio Ghibli legend Hitomi Tateno.
Do you dream of working in anime, but don’t how to get your start in the industry? Well, we have good news — so long as you’re aged 18-25, have graduated high school, and speak conversational Japanese (no biggy).
Netflix have collaborated with WIT Studio — the production house that brought you such animated masterpieces as Attack on Titan — to fully fund 10 successful applicants on a six-month anime programme at Tokyo’s Sasayuri Video Training Institute.
Applications are open to non-Japanese citizens and, according to the program’s guidance, as long as you’re “able to have everyday conversations” in Japanese, you should be eligible. Time to download Duolingo. I mean, you don’t want to end up an outcast like Emily à la Emily In Paris, do you?
You can submit your application online via the WIT Animator Academy website, but you’d better be quick about it -- the scholarship closes in just under two weeks on 28 February.