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Month: October 2016

K-ON! The Movie – Naoko Yamada x Reiko Yoshida Interview

K-ON! The Movie – Naoko Yamada x Reiko Yoshida Interview

This week’s chapter of our weekly series of translations covering Naoko Yamada’s career reunites her with the scriptwriter Reiko Yoshida. Enjoy the long insight into the production of K-ON! The Movie! HTT Airlines, Flight JL401: Boarding seats 1-2: Director Naoko Yamada and Scriptwriter Reiko Yoshida K-On! The Movie opened on December 3rd, 2011 and the film spread to be seen by over 1 million viewers in theatres. However, all director Yamada had planned when first hearing about the series being…

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Shelter the (Incredibly Good) Animation

Shelter the (Incredibly Good) Animation

The internet’s still buzzing over Shelter, the recently released music video made in collaboration by Porter Robinson and A-1 Pictures, and for good reason. It’s a production birthed in the west and nurtured in Japan, overlooked closely by both parties to ensure it met their shared ideals. If the title of this post didn’t give it away already, then allow me to spell it out once again: they hit it right out of the park. It’s worth noting however that while…

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Anime Craft Weekly #16: Toei’s Future Animating Toei’s Past

Anime Craft Weekly #16: Toei’s Future Animating Toei’s Past

If you have been following Tiger Mask W and its latest episode made your jaw drop, this will be very relevant to your interests. Don’t worry if you’re not, though – the post will simply highlight a fascinating creative duo that we might as well call Neo Kyousougiga. Got your attention already? Let’s go!

Tamako Love Story Pamphlet Interview – Yukiko Horiguchi

Tamako Love Story Pamphlet Interview – Yukiko Horiguchi

Our friend megax is back once again with more Naoko Yamada related translations, this time in the form of an interview with Yukiko Horiguchi – someone she deeply trusts, as she was the character designer for her first projects. Hello again and welcome to the newest translation in “Yamada Season.” Once again, we take a look at a Naoko Yamada work from the perspective of one of her very close colleagues. In fact, they’re so close Yamada once tried to fit…

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