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Thomas Romain (born 1 August 1977 in Besançon) is a French animator who is responsible for creating Code Lyoko alongside Tania Palumbo. He is also responsible for designing and co-directing the Franco-Japanese animated series Ōban Star-Racers , which would be the start of his career in Japan. He's also the founder and creative director of Studio No Border. [1]

Besançon Prefecture and commune in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

Besançon is the capital of the department of Doubs in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. The city is located in Eastern France, close to the Jura Mountains and the border with Switzerland.

Code Lyoko is a French animated television series created by Thomas Romain and Tania Palumbo and produced by the MoonScoop Group for France 3. The series centers on a group of teenagers who travel to the virtual world of Lyoko to battle against a malignant artificial intelligence known as X.A.N.A. who threatens Earth. The scenes in the real world are presented in 2D hand-drawn animation, while the scenes in Lyoko are presented in CGI animation.

France Republic with majority of territory in Europe and numerous oversea territories around the world

France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.02 million. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice.


In early 2017 Romain attracted mainstream media attention when he began tweeting illustrations he had drawn based on his children's sketches. [2] [3] [4]


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  2. "Meet the dad who turns his sons' drawings into amazing anime artwork". BBC Newsbeat . 25 January 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  3. Marsden, Harriet (2 February 2017). "This dad turns his son's drawings into the most amazing artwork". The Independent . Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  4. Romain, Thomas (27 January 2017). "ThomasRomain ロマン・トマ on Twitter". Twitter (in Japanese). Retrieved 26 August 2017.

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