BEASTARS: Traditionally Excellent Modernity

BEASTARS: Traditionally Excellent Modernity

BEASTARS‘ TV anime gives us an opportunity to talk about studio Orange’s work and how their 3DCG productions – with beautiful strokes of older techniques – make for animated storytelling that’s satisfying in surprisingly traditional ways.

Pokemon Sun & Moon Production Retrospect: Animation As Character And Tone

Pokemon Sun & Moon Production Retrospect: Animation As Character And Tone

Pokemon Sun & Moon‘s TV series wrapped up after 3 years, and Pokemon is now embarking on a whole new adventure. Let’s explore what made its production a resounding success: not the individual accomplishments like pipeline improvements and animation-friendly designs, but rather how all those aspects came together cohesively to define the show’s identity.

Kyoto Animation’s History In Communicating With Fans: The Anibaka Staff Blog

Kyoto Animation’s History In Communicating With Fans: The Anibaka Staff Blog

As part of the healing process and necessary restructuring after the devastating arson attack, Kyoto Animation’s staff blog paused operations after 19 years of daily writing about the employees’ work and personal life. Regardless of what they do with it in the future, we owe a look at their fascinating history in reaching out to fans directly.

Fate Grand Order: Babylonia #05 And Shouta Umehara: Heroes In the Trenches

Fate Grand Order: Babylonia #05 And Shouta Umehara: Heroes In the Trenches

Renowned series directors, main writers of notoriety, ace animators in various positions, perhaps some painters acting as art directors or designers – there are some individuals whose name alone can generate excitement, but it’s reserved to a select crew. So how come fans and industry folks alike are clamoring about Fate Grand Order: Babylonia #05’s production assistant, even though that’s anime’s most undervalued role? Let’s learn about how people like Shouta Umehara can make a difference in the field!

Isao Hayashi’s Breath of Life into FGO Babylonia

Isao Hayashi’s Breath of Life into FGO Babylonia

While F/GO Babylonia hasn’t quite kicked off with the bang many expected it to, things have began to take a turn for the better with its latest episode. As the cast finally settle into Uruk, let’s take this opportunity to explore not just why this episode stands out, but also the mind behind it.

Anime’s Invisible Aces: Michiya Kato And CYCLONE GRAPHICS

Anime’s Invisible Aces: Michiya Kato And CYCLONE GRAPHICS

What does BEASTARS‘ opening sequence have in common with other iconic intros like DRIFTERS and Tatami Galaxy, the filmography of geniuses like Satoshi Kon and Tatsuya Oishi, plus many sweet commercials and educational works? The answer is Michiya Kato and his studio CYCLONE GRAPHICS – a team you might have loved for a long time without even noticing their presence!

3Hz’s Story of Wishes – Celestial Method

3Hz’s Story of Wishes – Celestial Method

Celestial Method has, against all odds, seen a brief revival through its recently released fully original OVA. We’ve taken this chance to revisit the circumstances that lead to the show’s birth, what it means to 3Hz as a whole, and how the story that began five years ago continues to this day.

Fall 2019 Anime Preview

Fall 2019 Anime Preview

The new season’s already starting, so you know what that means: it’s time for another detailed rundown of all new anime with particularly talented creative teams, to see what’s got the most potential and how each production is faring.

Fate’s Grand Industry Event: A Primer On FGO Babylonia’s Exceptional Production

Fate’s Grand Industry Event: A Primer On FGO Babylonia’s Exceptional Production

If you’re dying to watch the upcoming Fate/Grand Order Babylonia anime, we’re here to help you by making that wait even more painful — this whole piece is dedicated to its extraordinary production circumstances, the consequences of the studio prioritizing the project, the dazzling team behind it, and also the limitations they might be facing. And if you’re not interested at all in the series, should you be? Let’s see!