DARLING in the FRANXX – Introduction and Episode 1

DARLING in the FRANXX – Introduction and Episode 1

The allure of a Trigger x A-1 Pictures all-stars co-production has ensured that all eyes remained on DARLING in the FRANXX from the moment its existence was revealed to the world, and yet there’s much more to this project and the people involved than a cursory glance would lead fans to believe. Fortunately it’s our job to explore these production curiosities, and there’s no better time to do so than following the show’s premiere, so let’s get to work in…

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Fate/Apocrypha – Production Notes 23-25 And Final Impressions

Fate/Apocrypha – Production Notes 23-25 And Final Impressions

After a final stretch of outstanding episodes. Fate/Apocrypha finally reaches its conclusion. A show that by all means should have been doomed by nature of the production issues that plagued it, yet one that continued to pull through by part of the incredible staff who were determined to burn their work into everyone’s memories. Let’s take one last look at what makes Apocrypha special, and why I’ve had so much fun following and covering it for the past half year.

Violet Evergarden Interview – Director Taichi Ishidate, Shin-Q Vol.2 2017

Violet Evergarden Interview – Director Taichi Ishidate, Shin-Q Vol.2 2017

Today’s double dose of Violet Evergarden goodness also includes the translation of an interview with its director Taichi Ishidate, originally published in the recently founded Shin-Q magazine. Ishidate talks about his personal approach to the project, its themes, and the particularities of the production, such as the impossibly detailed designs and the unique coloring process.

Violet Evergarden Production Notes 1

Violet Evergarden Production Notes 1

Violet Evergarden is a strong candidate to becoming one of the most impressive TV anime productions of all time, so of course we’ll be covering the show in its entirety. The first episode already showcased many aspects that make it a very special production, so let’s waste no time and dig into the secrets of this project!

DEVILMAN crybaby – Interview with Director Masaaki Yuasa

DEVILMAN crybaby – Interview with Director Masaaki Yuasa

Before our own write-up for the series, we decided to share the insight of director Masaaki Yuasa on the making of DEVILMAN crybaby: how the project came to be, the way he approached its themes, as well as curiosities about the production itself like the multiple solo key animation episodes. Translation from an original interview by Haruna Yamazaki, published on Buzzfeed Japan.

Winter 2018 Anime Preview

Winter 2018 Anime Preview

The Winter 2018 anime season is upon us, and that means it’s time for us to detail which of the many upcoming projects are most likely to deliver on their promises. A usual, we’ll be highlighting the series where interesting premises overlap with creators who can properly handle them, as well as general comments on the health of the productions, and some behind the scenes comments. Titles like DEVILMAN crybaby, DARLING in the FRANKXX and Violet Evergarden were a given,…

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A Look at the Sakuga and Animation of 2017

A Look at the Sakuga and Animation of 2017

Good evening, good afternoon and good morning ladies and gentlemen! We find ourselves at the end of another year, recalling the good and the bad times, celebrating the lack of a hangover despite a wild night out, but also struck with the fear of hanging over a toilet bowl on New Year’s Day to keep the scales balanced. Most importantly, though, it’s the time of the year where we round up the sakubuta to present the ever-growing Sakuga Bowl and…

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