Millennial Animator from Indonesia

Your dreams won’t work unless you do.


My dear fellow weeaboo*!

Have you watched the latest episode of Boruto: Naruto Next Generation? How was it? It’s amazing, wasn’t it? You would be agreed if I say it was the best episode so far, rite?

In my opinion, the best part of it was when the duo SasuNaru fight againts Momoshiki. Their fight was EPIC!

As a huge fan of Naruto and Boruto from Indonesia, I couldn’t be more proud to know that one of the key animator who animated the Sakuga* of that episode is an Indonesian animator. Its even got praised by review anime blog site, Sakuga Blog!

His name is Ida Bagus Yoga, known as Guzzu. He’s 20 years old.

Pict from Episode 65 Boruto

According to his Linkedin account, Guzzu was a student of Indonesia Institute of the Arts Jogjakarta for a year. But he dropped out because he didn’t find the knowledge he seeked.

After that, he worked at Kampoong Monster (an Animation Studio in Indonesia) for couple months then he switched to Studio LAN (Chinesse company).

Guzzu is currently working on an animation series for Powerhouse Animation Studio. He’s also in training as animation supervisor at Studio Yotta. He’s already worked there as visual effect animator.

On his Instgram Stories, he said that he had been self-taught about animation for seven years. And it was like a dream come true that he can animated one of Boruto episode, for he was also a fan of Naruto since childhood.

Here’s his part:

He said on youtube, that his part started from 0:01 to 0:54, and the rest is by his friend Kilo.

According to his interview with (an anime platform in Indonesia), Guzzu said that based on the title ‘Boruto: Naruto Next Generation’, the director Chengxi Huang wants to make the real ‘Next Generation’ by gathered young animators from all around the world to make this episode.

“This project will write history in the world of Japanese animation industry, and this moment is very poetic where the Next Generation is our team,” said Guzzu.

From the same interview, Guzzu said that he was nervous as heck to be trusted on the very crucial part of this episode but he’s still optimist though.

Well, it is a rare chance for an Indonesian animator to be invited by a senior animator as caliber as Chengxi Huang.

I think, looked back at his work experience in animation, Guzzu deserved this opportunity. He’s a hardworker and persistent. He might be a dropped out student but that didn’t prevent him from reaching his dream.

I hope, this young man can insprired another Indonesian millennial to work hard on their dreams, that includes me.

Just like I quoted above;

Your dreams won’t work unless you do.

Weeaboo is a mostly derogatory slang term for a Western person who is obsessed with Japanese culture, especially anime, often regarding it as superior to all other cultures.
Sakuga (作画): Technically drawing pictures but more specifically animation. Western fans have long since appropriated the word to refer to instances of particularly good animation, in the same way that a subset of Japanese fans do.

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