Justin Leach has over two decades of experience working in the animation industry in the United States and Japan. In 1997, Justin began his career as an animator at Blue Sky Studios having worked on several award-winning commercials, shorts, and films. In 2001, Justin moved to Japan to work as a CG creator at Production I.G on Mamoru Oshii’s Innocence: Ghost in the Shell 2 and Kill Bill. In 2005, Justin was part of the founding team hired to jump-start Lucasfilm’s new 3D animated series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In 2007, Justin returned to work at Blue Sky to work on such films as: Ice Age 3: Dawn Of the Dinosaurs, Rio, Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, Epic, Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie, Ice Age: Collision Course, and lastly Ferdinand. In December of 2012, Justin was the first producer to successfully make a fully crowdfunded anime called Kick-Heart. The film was written and directed by Masaaki Yuasa and created at Production I.G. The award-winning film has gone on to participate in some of the top animation and film festivals around the world. After that, Justin helped produce other notable titles such as Adventure Time: Food Chain, and Under the Dog. In 2018, Justin created a new production company in Tokyo and New York called Qubic Pictures to produce his original pitch called “Eden” for Netflix which was released May 27th, 2021. Justin’s latest project is Star Wars: Visions where he serves as Co-Executive Producer for Lucasfilm.

Qubic Pictures is a New York and Tokyo-based production company focused on delivering original anime content to the global streaming market. Qubic is uniquely positioned to utilize strategic relationships with top industry creators based in Japan, Europe, and North America. Our mission is to create renowned original properties, as well as bring high-profile western properties into the anime space, and in doing so, growing the market reach for anime.

Justin will appear at Anime NYC to speak about Qubic Pictures and his career in animation. 

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