Anime Staff Rundown January/February 2017

Anime Staff Rundown January/February 2017

Welcome to a new regular feature on the Sakuga Blog! After buying all sorts of magazines and scrutinizing social media, we’ll be pointing out episodes of ongoing anime with interesting staff and thus lots of potential for you to look forward to; the best episodes don’t happen by chance, as all productions try to give the strongest material to their most capable people. Things do fly under people’s radar all the time of course, but these are some episodes you should…

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Anime Craft Weekly #27: Winter 2017 Opening Festival

Anime Craft Weekly #27: Winter 2017 Opening Festival

It’s time to look at a handful of notable opening and ending sequences from this season of anime, briefly disclosing the staff that made them possible and highlighting their particular strengths. Since people were fond of this concept last time, I went ahead and decided to make it into a recurring thing. Enjoy!

What Unannounced Works Do Anime Studios Have Planned for 2017?

What Unannounced Works Do Anime Studios Have Planned for 2017?

If you’re wondering what your favorite studios have in store for 2017, this article might be up your alley. The February issue of anime magazine NewType didn’t only – despite what the cover might lead you to believe – focus on a certain franchise that’s yet again about explode in 2017. One of the major features was a questionnaire where representatives of 56 anime production companies were asked four questions about their last year’s work, creators that you should pay attention…

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid – Production Notes 1 & 2

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid – Production Notes 1 & 2

Surprise! To myself as well. Here’s some quick bullet point coverage of KyoAni’s latest TV series, which should be easy to digest even if you aren’t hugely into production matters. Direction, animation, backgrounds, the people behind the series, all that fun stuff nicely summed up.

Shedding Light on Granblue Fantasy’s Delay and A-1’s Struggles

Shedding Light on Granblue Fantasy’s Delay and A-1’s Struggles

The anime adaptation of the popular mobage Granblue Fantasy was detailed back in August 2016 as a TV series due winter season 2017. No actual information about it surfaced until Christmas, when they revealed that the winter date referred to a special one-time broadcast of an arc, and that the show proper would air next spring. A brave attempt at damage control, but hiding the truth isn’t easy.