"Animation and film have always been among my greatest influences, ever since I first saw Star Wars and Hayao Miyazaki's films," Murakami said in a statement. "This studio represents a great step in the evolution of Kaikai Kiki and gives me a closer proximity to the community of artists with whom I hope to collaborate as I continue my explorations of animated and live-action film."Got it, tipsters? When you see that inevitable Craigslist ad anonymously soliciting interns for "Massive Scatological Adventures in Watermelon-Husbandry," it's just Murakami. Send the link our way anyway; he's a neighbor worth keeping tabs on.