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Popular Animator Vincent Chansard Talks MAPPA and His Openness to Returning for Upcoming Boruto Anime

The popular animator Vincent Chansard, credited for widely acclaimed anime sequences, including in One Piece, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Boruto, indicated his openness to returning for Boruto in a recent stream. Speaking to KonohaTV, he said that he’s not opposed to returning under the right circumstances, adding “What I always answer – and I mean it: It depends on the schedule, the storyboard – is there a storyboard that will interest me, or a director that I know who wants to work with me?

He mentioned that Boruto director Masayuki Kouda had previously said he wanted to work with him again, adding, “I don’t know when, but we will do that. Why not? I’m not against it. I have some affection towards Boruto because I worked there. It’s a series that’s important to me even if I’m not the biggest consumer. But I’ll wait for the circumstances to lean me towards it naturally.” Check out the stream below (French, with English captions).

Readers can check out some of Chansard’s work on Boruto below:

Vincent Chansard – Boruto

Chansard’s layout for Boruto OP 8:

Vincent Chansard – Boruto

Chansard’s drawings for Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 41:

Chansard is also well-known to anime fans for his impressive work on One Piece‘s Zoro vs. King fight, and the Gear 5 episode where Luffy takes on Kaido. Praise for the animator also resurfaced following Jujutsu Kaisen‘s Blu-ray release, which featured extra cuts and revisions. His cuts in Episode 41 – “Thunderclap, Part 2” – were shown without dimming or ghosting.

Vincent Chansard Discusses MAPPA and the Future of the Anime Industry

While Chansard’s work usually grabs the attention, he’s also made headlines for his criticism of MAPPA, slamming it in the stream as a company that “ideologically doesn’t care about working conditions,” and adding that he’ll never work there again. In the tweet above, he refers to Hakuyu Go as his “king.” He said in the stream that he only agreed to help on Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 because Go asked him and added that Go doesn’t wish to return either. He also spoke on the future of the anime industry. Rather than the industry ‘imploding,’ like many predict, he foresees a further profit-driven gradual decline of working conditions and pay, and a decline in animator skill level.

While without a release date, Boruto was announced for a comeback immediately after the first series ended. Studio Pierrot animated the anime series. Boruto‘s sequel manga series: Two Blue Vortex also returned last August and has released one volume. Crunchyroll streams the anime, describing it:
As peace prevails throughout the ninja clans, so does the question of becoming one. Now a generation of prodigy like Boruto Uzumaki, son of Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, are challenged living under their parents’ shadow. The shinobi life has changed and so must the path to it. The legacy of ninja continues and a new chapter of ninja begins!

Source: KonohaTV on YouTube

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