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I’ve never been outside of Japan.

When I was in high school, I couldn't go due to missiles, and when I was a college student I couldn't go due to COVID.

Interview with Takagi

Can you tell us what kind of work you do?

I am tasked with adding animation to the assets received from the rig team, in order to match the storyboards.

In other words, I’m an animator. I do camerawork and also character animation.

— What type of scenes do you create?

Since I joined the company until recently, I mainly made general everyday life human animations, but recently I've been given action scenes, with parkour-like movements, jumping, landing, etc.

What did you expect from Polygon Pictures before joining?

I joined the company as a new graduate recruit. 

When I was looking for a job, I thought, “once I get a job, I'm only going to focus on animation.”

With other companies, I had heard that they wanted animators to work on rigs and other things, but with Polygon Pictures I could concentrate on animation, and I thought that was great.

Of course it's important to know about other departments, but I felt I wanted to focus on animation as my day-to-day work.

As I went through the whole CG process at school, animation was the thing I felt I was best at.

It's my own personal theory, but I thought it would be better to have one particular thing that I am really good at.​

Has this image changed since you joined the company?

No. After I actually joined the company, it was an environment where I could really concentrate on creating good movements in animation.

From the very beginning, when I was given a task of doing a certain scene, I was worried about what I would do if I couldn't do it right, but the team supported me very closely.

Supervisors and other staff close to my age helped me out.

Talking to various people has given me advice from different angles, so I feel that there is more than one correct answer, or that they are all unique.

For example, when a supervisor pointed out to me during a check, “Why don't you make this character's performance like this instead?” I explained that I thought it would be more natural the way I had done it for this reason, and they accepted my reasoning.

Of course, I still have to follow the director's or supervisor's intentions as a base though.

Is there anything you are into at the moment?


When I’m working remotely from home, I'm so focused on my work and sometimes I miss my lunch.

When that happens I like to order something nice.​


— Have you found anything nice on the menu recently?

Tsukemen. I don't remember the name of the restaurant, but there's a really good seafood-based one.

It's not UberEats, but I went to a tsukemen restaurant in Ebisu with my colleagues the other day... as you can maybe tell, I'm really into tsukemen.

Tsukemen is very filling as one serving has about 250 grams of noodles.

Message to those interested in working in Polygon Pictures.

If you don't know which company to join, I think you should just go with Polygon Pictures for now [laughs].

However, I think that no matter what kind of company you choose, you will surely find some small thing that bothers you.

What I did was that I made a chart at the beginning of my job search and looked for a company that fit my criteria.

As a result, I was really happy that I was able to find a company where I can work on animation the way that I wanted.


Takagi’s History


Graduated from Shizuoka College of Industrial Technology, CG Technology Department

Joined Polygon Pictures

Worked on animation for an anime series for a major video distribution service (title not yet released).

In charge of animation for an animated film (title not yet released).

One photo from the library

This is a canister for coffee beans.

I won a coffee machine at the company's anniversary party.

I bought this when I was getting all the other necessary tools.

It tastes much better than bottled iced coffee.

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