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Month: August 2016

Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen – Oishi’s Story Part 1

Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen – Oishi’s Story Part 1

Kizumonogatari is as much the story of a vampire and a teenager as it is the story of Tatsuya Oishi. And while his tale is relatively well documented, it’s often tragically overlooked. His impact on SHAFT’s modern state can’t be understated, and yet it’s his comrade Shinbo who stays in the spotlight – the sad yet understandable consequence of what has been happening at the studio for over a decade. To understand this fascinating film we need a grasp of the company’s culture first,…

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The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Staff Interviews – Megumi Kouno

The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Staff Interviews – Megumi Kouno

The time has come for the final entry in this series of translations from the Dereani complete fanbook, and there’s no better way to close it all out than with a one on one interview with none other than the goddess given human form massive deviant super animator and general beast Megumi Kouno herself. One of her main duties this time around was as part of the design works team, which this interview is mainly focused on, and thus we’re…

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Sakuga in your ears: Podcast Edition

Sakuga in your ears: Podcast Edition

Hey everyone, just popping by to let you know I was a guest on the the Senpai Coast to Coast Podcast. We recorded this early July when the Sakuga blog first came to life. We talk about Sakuga, the booru, animators and animation in general.

Sakuga Highlights: Week 7

Sakuga Highlights: Week 7

Mob Psycho’s character designer and general animation superstar Yoshimichi Kameda keeps sharing our posts on the series on twitter. That makes us ridiculously happy, but let’s not abuse his kindness and talk about other series for a change.

Full Anime Production Ending Credits Guide

Full Anime Production Ending Credits Guide

Over the last few months I’ve been writing a guide explaining the roles involved in anime production, using the ending credits – and thus focusing on the week to week rotating staff first and foremost – as a framework. You can read it over at Anime News Network, but here are the links to all 4 parts to make things easier for you.

The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Staff Interviews – Animators Roundtable

The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Staff Interviews – Animators Roundtable

“I’m a god and can easily keep up translation work for both my job and the blog, nae bother.” – Me, a week before completely failing to do so. Laugh it up, troops. More importantly, however, we’re back in business, and this time we’ve got a roundtable featuring a number of key animators who worked on the show. Let’s dive in now before I fall asleep and miss the target day.