'Anjin 1600: Episode  1', 2012

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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'

Dimensions Variable
Single Channel Video

Director and Producer: 
David Blandy
Artistic Supervision:
Claire Barrett
Voice of Anjin: 
James A. Holland & Aymeric Forgit
Voice of Oracle:
Gemma Cuthbert
Hiroki Takahashi
Translation and Casting:
Music Direction:
James A. Holland

With thanks to Exeter Phoenix, Animate Projects
and Arts Council England

Stills below from the film:

The next episode "Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark" is currently in production