Surviving The Production Labyrinth: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II / DanMachi II

Surviving The Production Labyrinth: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II / DanMachi II

While plenty of other sequels at J.C. Staff are falling apart to different degrees, DanMachi has managed to return (mostly) unscathed. And so it’s time to explain how it’s survived turbulent times at the studio, how they’ve tackled the new production, and most importantly, what the strengths of the franchise were in the first place!

Exclusive Interview With Terumi Nishii: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, As A Fan And As A Designer

Exclusive Interview With Terumi Nishii: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, As A Fan And As A Designer

To commemorate the end of JoJo Part 5‘s anime, we’re looking back on the previous series and sharing a short but sweet interview with its character designer Terumi Nishii, where she went over her experience with the franchise as a fan and as a creator. Credit to Kalai Chik for reaching out to Nishii and holding this exclusive interview.

Production Highlights – Symphogear XV 01

Production Highlights – Symphogear XV 01

Symphogear has returned in spectacular fashion, reminding us to never forget the song in our hearts by bringing with it one of the best-produced episodes in the series so far. Join as we explore what makes this episode stand out, as well as why the series’ final season is looking to be its most visually enticing yet!

Fire Force Production Notes 01

Fire Force Production Notes 01

Fire Force‘s spectacle has already started, so let’s begin examining the director’s attempts to strengthen the material, the usage of amazing FX animation not just for action purposes but to build character, and just how the hell this many SHAFT staffers ended up joining David Production instead.

Summer 2019 Anime Preview

Summer 2019 Anime Preview

You know what time is it: our lengthy summer 2019 anime preview examining all the new shows that have gathered exceptional creators, the ones that have allowed interesting ideas to meet capable teams, and those that have simply caught our eye for some reason or the other.

Fire Force: The Backstory Of A Dazzling Production

Fire Force: The Backstory Of A Dazzling Production

Fire Force‘s adaptation looks so impressive that we had to put some time aside to explain how the stars aligned for it – smart management, a crisis at a seemingly unrelated studio, and the vision of a certain team all added up to an anime that looks stunning. And this is how it happened!

Black Fox Preview: Thrilling Action And A Lesson In Management [Annecy 2019]

Black Fox Preview: Thrilling Action And A Lesson In Management [Annecy 2019]

In an industry where producers push for unreasonable deadlines all the time, we bring you the story of Black Fox: an entertaining action anime that got quietly pushed back and allowed its staff to finish (but did they really?) half a year before its official release. A curious and unusually positive situation worth looking into!