Land of the Lustrous / Houseki no Kuni Production Notes 1-6

Land of the Lustrous / Houseki no Kuni Production Notes 1-6

Now that Land of the Lustrous is at its halfway point, it feels like a good moment to look into the intertwined creative decisions that have led to such a special series, as an adaptation and on its own right. The staff have been fairly open about the production process too, which means we can peek behind the scenes a bit to look at their craft and the mindset behind it. Hopefully this will deepen your appreciation of the show,…

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Hyouka Roundtable: Early Yasuhiro Takemoto x Shouji Gatou impressions

Hyouka Roundtable: Early Yasuhiro Takemoto x Shouji Gatou impressions

The penultimate Hyouka staff translation is an early interview with its creative duo originally published in the July 2012 issue of Newtype, which deals with their impressions and insight early into the production. We chose this one in particular since the grand finale will be another, much longer talk with them that happened once the series wrapped up – this way you’ll get to see how even the creators themselves evolved through the project. For now, enjoy this one! Yasuhiro Takemoto…

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Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond – Production Notes 3-4

Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond – Production Notes 3-4

Let’s begin to catch up with Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond with a couple of episodes that allow a chance under the spotlight to some characters who didn’t get much focus in the first season. If you liked the cast and wished to learn more about them, the show’s finally delivering the adventures you wanted!

Anime’s Future: Mai Toda

Anime’s Future: Mai Toda

It’s been a while since our last entry in this series about the most promising fresh creators in the anime industry, but to make up for it we return with a very timely and interesting choice: Mai Toda, currently serving as the character designer and chief animation director on the lovely Girls’ Last Tour. Quite the talent as an effects animator and one of the strongest designers when it comes to modern cartoony work!

Hyouka Production Materials: Episode Directors Short Comments

Hyouka Production Materials: Episode Directors Short Comments

Today’s Hyouka post is rather lighthearted but nonetheless interesting: short comments by all the episode directors regarding their feelings on the material that they personally handled. Sadly only the ones for the second half of the series were published in Otona Animedia, but it’s still enjoyable, brief insight by the creative team. If you want some more of that, megax also translated comments by each episode’s staff as they published them on the official site. They were quite fond of…

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Fate/Apocrypha: Individual Episode Coverage Compilation

Fate/Apocrypha: Individual Episode Coverage Compilation

The first half of Fate/Apocrypha has been made available for worldwide maybe some western audiences if they’re lucky after what feels like a millennia, so as usual, here’s a post containing links to our coverage of what’s available thus far. See you in five years next year for the second half!