PACIFICO Yokohama (official name: Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama) has selected Yu Ohyori, a young animation creator, to create the introduction movie for the new "North" facility which is scheduled to open in the spring of 2020. The creator, selected from the young animation artist training and support project, HAG (Handmade Animation, Grand Prix), now completed his work. In addition to showing it on the PACIFICO Yokohama website and screenings at 91 Aeon cinemas throughout Japan from May 31 (Fri) to June 27 (Thu) 2019, we will also feature the movie at domestic and overseas exhibitions and media spaces.
The new "North" facility taking shape at PACIFICO Yokohama will feature the largest multi-purpose hall in Japan. The movie features scenes depicting a variety of people meeting and connecting at North, and Ohyori's use of dynamic camera work creates the impression of a treasure box filled with events, such as parties, exhibitions, and conferences. The animation generates a sense of anticipation for the new energy that North will bring to the city of Yokohama.
Animated movie PACIFICO Yokohama "North"
PACIFICO Yokohama to release animated movie for new "North" facility opening in spring 2020
<About PACIFICO YOKOHAMA NORTH>
Designed with the "ALL IN ONE" concept that brings together conference rooms, exhibition halls, and hotels in one place, PACIFICO Yokohama is one of the largest MICE complexes in Japan.
The hotel's uniquely beautiful exterior evokes the image of a sail catching the wind, while the National Convention Hall design represents “seashell,” the Exhibition Hall “wave,” and the Conference Center “light.” At the tip of the hotel on the ocean side sits a statue of Michibiki who prays for safe voyages.
We are aiming to open the new PACIFICO Yokohama North facility in the spring of 2020, with a large multipurpose hall — Japan's largest at approximately 6,300 square meters — along with 42 large, medium, and small meeting rooms.
<HAG (Handmade Animation Grand Prix)>
This project, aimed at fostering and supporting young animation artists, was launched and co-sponsored by Aeon Entertainment, developer of Aeon Cinemas nation-wide, and ROBOT, a company with expertise in all types of video, including movies, animation, and TV commercials. The city of Yokohama also promotes culture and art creation in the city, mainly through its Culture and Tourism Bureau, establishing the annual Yokohama Awards and working to support the development of animation artists and creators.