'Anjin 1600: Episode 1', 2012
William Adams also known in Japanese as Anjin-sama was an English navigator who travelled to Japan and is believed to be the first Briton ever to set foot there, landing in 1600.
'ANJIN 1600: Episode 1' is an anime-styled animation that reimagines William Adam's journey to, and his time in, Japan as an epic space adventure. Fusing 16th century history, Homer's Odyssey and anime plot devices, Anjin 1600 results in a complex meditation on cultural tourism and identity.
Essay by David Trigg on 'Anjin 1600' for Animate Projects
'Anjin 1600: Episode 1' was first shown at Exeter Phoenix Feb-March 2012
'Anjin 1600: Episode 1'
Single Channel Video
Director and Producer:
Voice of Anjin:
James A. Holland & Aymeric Forgit
Voice of Oracle:
Translation and Casting:
James A. Holland
With thanks to Exeter Phoenix, Animate Projects
and Arts Council England
Stills below from the film: