日本アニメーション学会 第12期会長(第4代)

横浜国立大学 教授





創立時本学会の活動方針は、①アニメーション研究者の組織化、②アニメーション教育者・研究者のための学会活動の場の創出、③アニメーションに関する社会的諸問題への公正中立的対応、④国際的アニメーション研究活動への連携、でした。これまで3人の会長のリーダーシップの下その活動方針に沿った運営がなされ、現在(2020年7月時点)会員は国内外含め約260名、年次大会1回開催、研究部会6部会展開、査読付き機関誌『アニメーション研究』年一回発行、アニメーション研究のための論文・書籍データベースサイト(Database for Animation Studies[DAS])の立ち上げと更新、アニメーション映画祭などへの協力が行なわれてきました。また韓国漫画・アニメーション学会との海外交流もありました。今後も活発な研究活動を維持しつつ、特に日本発信の国際的アニメーション研究活動、デジタル化による学会運営の効率化等についても発展させていければと思っております。




The fourth President (2020-)

Akiko Sugawa-Shimada, PhD.

Professor in Cultural Studies, Audience/Fan Studies
of Yokohama National University


Welcome to the Japan Society for Animation Studies!

The Japan Society for Animation Studies (JSAS) was founded in July of 1998 as Japan’s first academic research organization for animation studies. Over the past twenty-two years, the educational and research environment surrounding animation has undergone major changes and developments in higher educational institutions, with research steadily progressing. The number of international students who come to study animation in Japan is also increasing. In this context, while inheriting the achievements and traditions established during these 22 years, through the efforts of a new generation, I would like to further the development of JSAS.

At the time of its founding, the activity policies of this society were: (1) Establishing an organization for animation researchers, (2) Creating places and opportunities for academic activities for animation educators and researchers, (3) Making fair and neutral response to social issues related to animation, (4) Launching international collaboration for animation research overseas. In accordance with these policies, various events and activities were conducted under the leadership of the three previous presidents. As a result, there are currently (as of July 2020) about 260 members (domestically and overseas), one annual conference, six study groups, the publication of an annual peer-reviewed journal “Journal for Animation Studies,” the launching of the yearly updated Database for Animation Studies (DAS), and involvement with animation film festivals, which includes exchanges with the Korean Society of Cartoon and Animation Studies. While maintaining such progressive research activities, I would also like the JSAS to take the initiative to develop international animation research activities. In addition, I plan to streamline our management through digitalization.

Animation research is conducted across various interdisciplinary fields, and members have diverse backgrounds in their specialized subjects and professions. Indeed, those who are interested in research related to animation from many areas all gather together in JSAS and have lively discussions to push animation research in new directions. We look forward to your participation in working with us as we continue to develop exciting approaches to animation research.