SSSS.GRIDMAN Production Notes 1-2

SSSS.GRIDMAN Production Notes 1-2

SSSS.GRIDMAN is proving to be one of the most intriguing offerings this year. A rich creative effort drawing from multiple stylistic currents and mixing them in a way that feels so natural that people are likely to overlook how outstanding this is. Let’s take a deep dive on the first episodes and explore the direct correlation between certain production choices and the show’s bewitching atmosphere!

Yama no Susume Season 3 – Production Notes 7-13

Yama no Susume Season 3 – Production Notes 7-13

Before tackling this new season, it’s time to wrap up our coverage of Yama no Susume / Encouragement of Climb season 3 and explore at length why it’s not just a quietly spectacular anime production, but also an exceptionally efficient storytelling effort!

Revue Starlight Production Notes 10-12

Revue Starlight Production Notes 10-12

Revue Starlight has come to an end – a miracle in and of itself according to the people behind the show. Let’s delve into the show one last time to see how all the adverse circumstances and the staff’s own quirks influenced this show, for better and for worse. Time to bid farewell to a very special show!

Fall 2018 Anime Preview

Fall 2018 Anime Preview

Fall anime season is fast approaching, featuring even more mysteries than usual – but that’s what we’re here for! Let’s run down the most interesting upcoming titles, the major projects that congregate skilled anime creators, and the misleading productions that you might otherwise ignore or not be fully prepared for.

Comics Come To Life – When Mangaka Work In Anime

Comics Come To Life – When Mangaka Work In Anime

Drawing manga and making anime are two very different artistic processes, but that hasn’t stopped adventurous individuals from dipping their toes into different creative spaces. In fact, an exceptional original TV series that relied on the vision of a comic artist way more than you’d ever expect just ended! Let’s take this opportunity to examine what happens when mangaka make anime!

My Hero Academia 61 (And General Season 3) – Production Highlights

My Hero Academia 61 (And General Season 3) – Production Highlights

It’s become a common occurrence for My Hero Academia‘s management staff to allocate every capable individual available to the episodes where big developments happen. And since the production of the franchise’s first movie happened to wrap up just at the right time, the best animators in this team got to return to handle yet another climactic point. The satisfaction most fans have been feeling over this last week speaks for itself!

Revue Starlight Production Notes 8-9

Revue Starlight Production Notes 8-9

Revue Starlight‘s second to last arc came to an end, so it’s time to delve into its production again to find out the secret behind its bewitching successes, who they’re owed to, but also the problems the team keeps suffering through. Enjoy this write-up peppered with behind the scenes details!

Exclusive Interview With Shingo Yamashita: The Evolution Of Anime’s Digital Animation Pioneer

Exclusive Interview With Shingo Yamashita: The Evolution Of Anime’s Digital Animation Pioneer

Shingo Yamashita was one of the pioneers of the digital animation movement in anime. He made a name for himself drawing stunning, emotionally loaded sequences, and then moved on to become a creative leader as he experimented with directorial duties and the possibilities enabled by new toolsets. Despite being quite busy, he kindly lent us his time to talk about the changing landscape of this industry and its professionals, the world of digital animation, his evolving creative philosophy, and even…

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Anime Creators Books: Comiket 94 Edition

Anime Creators Books: Comiket 94 Edition

At this point you might already know the drill: twice a year we take the opportunity to share some samples from books that animators, directors, background artists and production teams sell during Comiket, either individually or through more official means. These are always a good way to keep a finger on the pulse of the industry – what do anime creators like, what work are they proud of, and how do they make some always needed extra cash? We’ll see!