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Month: July 2016

The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Staff Interviews – Yuusuke Matsuo x Toshifumi Akai

The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Staff Interviews – Yuusuke Matsuo x Toshifumi Akai

Last week I made the bold claim that the Dereani complete fanbook translations would be making their way to the blog every Friday/Saturday, and in a move that defies all odds, I’ve managed to follow up on that this week! The goods this time come in the form of a roundtable with Dereani’s character designer and chief animation director Yuusuke Matsuo (aka Fugo) accompanied by key staff member and ROCK lover Toshifumi Akai, who give us some delectable details regarding the…

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The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Staff Interviews – Noriko Takao x Atsushi Nishigori Roundtable Part 2

The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Staff Interviews – Noriko Takao x Atsushi Nishigori Roundtable Part 2

Welcome back, troops. It’s time for the second half of the Noriko Takao x Atsushi Nishigori roundtable, which picks off immediately where we left off in part one. I won’t waste your time with an overly long intro this time, so let’s get right into it.

The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Staff Interviews – Noriko Takao x Atsushi Nishigori Roundtable Part 1

The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Staff Interviews – Noriko Takao x Atsushi Nishigori Roundtable Part 1

The Cinderella Girls fanbook is a treat for fans that’s blessed not only with a beautiful cover by the god Fugo himself, but also with a ton of meaty interviews with both the cast and most of the production staff involved. It’s only natural then that — as the guy who lives and breathes imas around these parts — I take the task upon myself to translate a number of said interviews for the sake of all you lovely folk…

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Mob Psycho 100: Episode 2

Mob Psycho 100: Episode 2

Episode two of Mob Psycho 100 was unsurprisingly less filled with outstanding pieces of animation than the premiere. Is the show already losing steam? Is it a letdown? Is everything over?! Hell no!

Sakuga Highlights: Week 3

Sakuga Highlights: Week 3

It’s time for the weekly highlights, slightly earlier than usual since the Mob Psycho post will be delayed and we wanted to make up for it. Fans of digital animation and those who want to learn more about it: get ready, this one’s for you.

Sakuga Highlights: Week 2

Sakuga Highlights: Week 2

A couple days ago we started the individual weekly coverage of Mob Psycho 100, which means that there’s not much of a need to talk about it here. But I will anyway. You can’t offer me such a succulent treat and expect me to stay away from it. There were other interesting premieres I want to bring up, but it’s obvious what I’m dying to jump into.

Mob Psycho 100: Introduction and episode 1

Mob Psycho 100: Introduction and episode 1

Mob Psycho 100 has been without a doubt the most anticipated TV anime of the year among Japanese animation fans, expectations perhaps only comparable to those for Kiyotaka Oshiyama’s Flip Flappers. Before diving into episode 1, I think it’s necessary to explain where those high hopes come from, impressive promotional material aside. To summarize it, it’s due to the immense talent of its two main players – director Yuzuru Tachikawa and character designer Yoshimichi Kameda. Let’s start by talking about them.

Sakuga Highlights: Week 1

Sakuga Highlights: Week 1

It’s time to start a regular feature for this site, the weekly highlights! The idea is simple: take a handful of interesting pieces of animation – in the broader sense of the term, compelling visual direction is included too – and offer a bit of insight on them. Let’s go!