Director and Producer David Blandy
Artistic Supervision Claire Barrett
Voice of Anjin James A. Holland & Aymeric Forgit
Narrator/Shogun Hiroki Takahashi
Translation and Casting Inko
Music Direction James A. Holland
With thanks to Exeter Phoenix, Animate Projects and Arts Council England
William Adams also known in Japanese as Anjin-sama was an English navigator who travelled to Japan and is believed to be the first Briton ever to set foot there, landing in 1600.
ANJIN 1600: Episode 1 is an anime-styled animation that reimagines William Adam's journey to, and his time in, Japan as an epic space adventure. Fusing 16th century history, Homer's Odyssey and anime plot devices, Anjin 1600 results in a complex meditation on cultural tourism and identity.