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About Us

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At Toei Zukun Laboratory, we seek to pursue what can create for the future and how we can utilize our innovation in imaging technique in practical use.
“Design the Future”; that is the mission of Toei Zukun Laboratory.

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“ZUKUN” is a coined word from a german term “zukunft,” which means “future”. Toei Zukun Laboratory has a role as a research department of Toei Digital Center which integrates video post-productions for the Toei group. Our project is not limited to CG, VFX, and post-production, but goes beyound pre-production and production.

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Name:Toei Zukun Laboratory
Location:Higashi Ooizumi 2-34-5, Nerima-ku, Tokyo, Japan 178-8666
ACCESS & CONTACT
TEL:81-3-3867-5029(from overseas)
03-3867-5029 (within Japan)
FAX:81-3-3867-5041(from overseas)
03-3867-5041(within Japan)
Studio: Toei Tokyo Studio
Post production: Toei Digital Center
Name:Toei Company Ltd.
Location:Ginza 3-2-17, Chuou-ku, Tokyo, Japan 104-0061
Established:1949, October 1st.
Capital11.7 billion 7,090,000 2,928 yen
First section market of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Stock Exchange
President and representative director:Noriyuki Tada
Number of employees as of March 1st 2017:338

HISTORY of ZUKUN

                        
西暦研究所沿革
2009Start “Digital Center preparation room” within Toei Tokyo Studio
2010Start “Zukun Laboratory” within Toei Digital Center
2011Start motion capture permanent studio
Start research development of facial capture system
Rejuvenation face retouch
YOUTUBE
Production of initial head mount camera
Planning and production of demo movie “Rebellions”
YOUTUBE
2012Development of original facial capture system “Facial Edit System(FES)”
YOUTUBE
Start of post recording X facial capture inspection and service
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Planning and production of demo movie “Mikoshi”
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Broadcast of tv program “Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger”
WORKSページ
2013Exhibit at SIGGRAPH 2013
Release of movie “009 no 1: THE END OF THE BEGINNING”
WORKSページ
2014Moved the motion capture permanent studio to Toei Tokyo Studio
Introduction of real time composition system “PREVIZION”
YOUTUBE
Release of movie “Kikaider Reboot”
WORKSページ
Open a dome video attraction Toei Kyoto Studio Park”Digital Deep Sea Aquarium”
WORKSページ
2015Start image based facial capture service
Announce the development status of multi camera type head mount camera
YOUTUBE
2016Start research development of virtual production
Development of real time work flow “Unreal Stage”
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Won the CG World Awards Technology award
2017Start research development of original real time camera tracking and composition system “LiveZ studio”
Selected to Innovative Technologies+ 2017 by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry            

Start research development of multi camera type new version head mount camera
2018Officially announce “Digital Human Project”
Press
Broadcast Netflix TV “Mob Pschyco 100”
WORKS
2019Launch of LightStage research and development      
The first public exhibition of Digital Goshi Takashima at the 3rd AI Expo Tokyo 
Presentation for a visualization session at Autodesk University Japan 2019
Articles
Demonstration of Digital set and LiveZ studio at Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Digital Set+LiveZ studio
2020 Launch of new system for LiveZ studio
2021 Increased the amount of cameras & expanded the capture area in the Motion capture Studio
Start LightStage service