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Fifth Story of Special Website Project
How Author Mitsuo Iso imagines the future

Tokyo, January 21, 2015—Ricoh today released the fifth story on its serial website project "Imagine the Year 2036: FORWARD THINKING IGNITE IMAGINATION," in which Author Mitsuo Iso, known as the creator and director of the anime Dennō Coil, talks about the future he imagines. Following the previous series, the illustrations for the essay were created by up-and-coming visual artist YKBX, who provided videographs for the vocaloid opera THE END.

This project seeks to imagine the year 2036 through free thinking in collaboration with frontline creators who depict the near future in fiction, manga/animations, and video games. Imagining from the perspective of animation, how offices in 2036 will be changed? Please be sure to focus on Iso' s perspective.

Award plaque and trophies
The fifth story of "Imagine the Year 2036: FORWARD THINKING IGNITE IMAGINATION".
Author Mitsuo Iso (left) and a Ricoh researcher (right).

Award plaque and trophies
Illustration by visual artist YKBX".

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Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2014, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,195 billion yen based on the IFRS accounting standard (approx. 21.3 billion USD).
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