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i am a student at the university of tampa doing a paper on japanese cinema and want to include peter chung's aeon flux and cinematic influences in my paper. however, i don't know how to contact him, can anyone help?


paul trusik

-- Paul Trusik (, March 31, 2001


As far as I know Peter Chung's Aeon Flux isn't considered Japanese cinema, as 1. he's not Japanese and 2. it wasn't made in Japan. Interestingly enough, I think Peter Chung has said he personally doesn't care for anime, and A.F. is his witty and sarcastic response to its foibles. Peter is sometimes on this forum, but he may or may not appear. We're talking about a guy who is employed in the toughest business this side of Japan. I once read that Aeon Flux is the most talked about animated feature ever! Nice to hear from a fan, he may respond, but then again, heck, his email address is all over this forum. So, do tell, like it?

-- Barb e. (, April 05, 2001.

Um, actually Mook Studios is in Japan, they did all the eps but The Purge & Isthmus Crypticus which, beside being produced in Korea by Gana studios, are my favourites :-)

but Barb is right, it isn't classified as Japanese Animation

-- William (, April 05, 2001.

As for Peter Chung not liking "anime"... well he just got finished doing some character design and directing on an entire anime series titled "Alexander" for a very large japanese studio. so that claim doesn't hold too much water

-- Attrox (, April 08, 2001.

I doubt what we say will change your mind but Barb is right, he has stated his opinion, are you making an assumption?

-- William (, April 09, 2001.

Chung cited anime director Rin Taro as one of his biggest influences.

-- Inukko (, April 10, 2001.

So tell us about Rin Taro. What's his work? Do you think he seems to have been an obvious influence?

-- Barb e. (, April 16, 2001.

Oh, all kinds of things - he did Harmageddon, & the first two Galaxy Express 999 movies. Lots of others that don't come to mind right now. He was the producer of Alexander.

-- Inukko (, April 17, 2001.

Galaxy Express 999 and Alexander? I'm stunned, that melancholy sad little movie was so good. Yeah, that guy is evidently very talented, thanks for that input Paul.

-- Barb e. (, April 17, 2001.

Rin Taro directed the new Metropolis. I was reading the sites bio's and was surprised to see Rin Taro did Atom Boy. This isn't by any chance the same as Astro Boy?

-- Barb e. (, January 01, 2002.


-- Inukko (, January 02, 2002.

Well, I wouldn't say that Peter Chung "despises" Japanese-Animation all together (although he does despise the term "Anime"). All of his work were all Japanese Animated influenced. Aeon Flux utilized Japanese animation techniques often used in their animation. Just like one of the previous post mentioned, he did work on Alexander which was produced by MadHouse. He even admitted himself that the way and style that he adapted were all Japanese animation influenced (go to "" and read his bio for yourself). You may even be able to find some contact information to him as well....Not sure. But if it's really critical that you must find his "most direct" contact info...(say email or fax) I can actually find it for you. Peter Chung's brother, David Chung, teaches at George Mason University in VA and I took a few of his classes. He teaches 3D and digital animation. I know David pretty well considering I was "the token asian guy" in that class. But I still keep in contact with David....I can ask him for Peter's contact info if he's willing to give it out. Just email me and i'll keep u updated!

-- Toan Vong (, January 16, 2003.

Yes, Aeon Flux can be associated in the anime world but just because Chung made Alexander with Madhouse after that. The cut, the rhythm, the frames shots have the same perspective and we can see the same hand at work. Now the short he gifts us on Animatrix confirms his belonging to our preferred "category" .--) However we have to not forget his style born like other, far from anime....i think it is closer to a manga on paper Frank Miller made, thinking his comics cut first through pulp cinema and cyberpunk innovative at that time, than referring to manga like a medium able to had been the closest to movies shots.

-- marco raduini (, October 14, 2003.

Ehi, just 1 more thing: do u know the two Galaxy Express 999 movies had like distributor for theatres in the States the one more time great Roger Corman!!! A very important event for anime culture in USA when the most popular series at that time (1980-81) were Space Battleship Yamato alias Starblazers and Captain Harlock (whom had Rin Taro as chief director) both from the mangas of same author of 999, Leiji Mtatsumoto...

-- marco raduini (, October 14, 2003.

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