Japan’s First Black-Owned Anime Studio

D’ART Shtajio, a 2-D animation studio situated in Tokyo founded by 32-year-old animator Henry Thurlow, background artist Arthell Isom and his twin brother Darnell. The three created a studio that would infuse American sensibilities in with Japanese anime, and ended up working on some fairly huge anime projects. The Isom twins are both Black men, making D’Art Shtajio one of the first major anime studios founded by Black men.


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