Welcome to the Ballroom – Episode 2

Welcome to the Ballroom – Episode 2

Before enjoying another look at the craft of this series and the fascinating vision of its key creators, there’s something more serious we must talk about. Even if this project by itself wasn’t necessarily at fault, someone died of overwork while producing this episode. That’s not something we should skip over. Let this be a final farewell to Kazunori Mizuno.

Fate/Apocrypha – Production Notes 3

Fate/Apocrypha – Production Notes 3

We’re still pacing our way through the show’s introduction, judging by how most of this episode was setup for things to come. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing to talk about, however! The state of the production itself is becoming increasingly clear, not to mention the appearance of a surprise star!

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 2

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 2

A less spectacular episode of Made in Abyss this week, but perhaps an even more information-packed post. Since we can’t delve into the abyss this week, let’s instead explore Kinema Citrus and its new subsidiary studio, as well as the creators’ approach to this work. We even get to highlight some interesting indie artists!

My Hero Academia: Episode 27 (Season 2 Episode 14)

My Hero Academia: Episode 27 (Season 2 Episode 14)

Everybody’s favorite heroic adventures return after a break, introducing us to a new story arc while delivering exciting new opening and ending sequences to raise our spirits after that cruel period of HeroAca starvation. So as usual, let’s unravel exactly who and what made it all shine.

Welcome to the Ballroom – Introduction and Episode 1

Welcome to the Ballroom – Introduction and Episode 1

Production I.G’s veritable theatrical effort to bring this hotblooded dancing series to life has me very excited, but before tackling the series proper, we need to look at the studio’s modern history and how that has influenced this project. And with that out of the way, we can also look at the creators’ approach to this sport – having a crew who genuinely understands the power and range of animation is always a joy! And so, Welcome to the Ballroom!

Fate/Apocrypha – Production Notes 1-2

Fate/Apocrypha – Production Notes 1-2

I’ve returned from Anime Expo, which means it’s finally time to begin coverage of the newest addition to the ranks of Fate anime! For those not familiar with the staff and why this adaptation is as notable as it is, I made sure to detail all of that during our season preview, so let’s skip the pleasantries and dig right in!

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 1

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 1

We’re officially kicking off the season with one of the most engrossing introductions to an anime setting. While manga readers have warned people of the dangerous elements lurking deeper into the series, there’s no denying that the first episode of Made in Abyss was spectacular. Let’s dig into the focused vision that has made that possible, the strengths of its design work, and obviously some of the interesting creators involved.