SHAFT animation studio will be launching a special exhibition to celebrate the studio’s 40th anniversary this year. Starting on November 27, the “Madogatari” exhibit will open in Tokyo and run for almost a week before moving to Osaka on December 22 and then Sapporo on February 2.
The exhibit is currently hosting an scroll-through gallery on the website which was launched earlier this week, combining sketches from the Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica and the Monogatari series.
Shaft, Inc. is a Japanese animation studio founded on September 1, 1975 by Hiroshi Wakao. They are best known for their unique use of gags, references, avant garde cinematography notably in Pani Poni Dash!, Maria Holic, Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, Hidamari Sketch, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, and Bakemonogatari.