Popular Animator Vincent Chansard Opens Up About MAPPA & Possibility of Returning for Boruto Anime

Popular Animator Vincent Chansard Opens Up About MAPPA & Possibility of Returning for Boruto Anime

Vincent Chansard, who's known for his incredible work on One Piece's Zoro vs. King fight, and the Gear 5 episode where Luffy battles Kaido, is open to return to the upcoming Boruto anime, but don't expect him to work with Studio Mappa again.

The popular French animator Vincent Chansard, best known for his acclaimed anime sequences, including the ones he's done for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Jujutsu Kaisen, Mob Psycho 100, and One Piece, talked about his openness to return for the anime adaptation of Boruto in a recent stream. He also shared his thoughts about MAPPA, the animation studio behind Attack on Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen, Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, and others, sharing why he agreed to work on Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2.

During an interview with KonohaTV, he revealed that he's open to returning to Boruto under the right circumstances: “What I always answer – and I mean it: It depends on the schedule, the storyboard – is there a storyboard that will interest me, or a director that I know who wants to work with me?”

Chansard revealed that Boruto anime director Masayuki Kouda previously said he wanted to work with him again, saying, “I don’t know when, but we will do that. Why not? I’m not against it. I have some affection towards Boruto because I worked there. It’s a series that’s important to me even if I’m not the biggest consumer. But I’ll wait for the circumstances to lean me towards it naturally.” Check out the stream below (French, with English captions).

Vincent Chansard's thoughts on Studio MAPPA and the future of the anime industry

Chansard directly criticized Studio MAPPA, saying in the stream that the company "ideologically doesn't care about working conditions," and that he'll never work with the studio again. He told KonohaTV that he only agreed to help on the second season of Jujutsu Kaisen because fellow animator Hakuyu Go asked him and said that Go doesn't intend to return either.

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In the stream, Chansard shared his thoughts about the future of the anime industry. The French animator said that he foresees a further profit-driven gradual decline of working conditions and pay, and a decline in the skill level of animators, rather than the industry "imploding", voicing frustration that Japan was ignoring obvious solutions.

Following the finale of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 last year, the series based on Gege Akutami's best-selling manga series announced that it will be returning for Season 3, which is set to adapt the Culling Game arc. The second season was directed by Shoto Goshozono. The first two seasons are available to stream on Crunchyroll.

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