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Month: December 2016

A Look at the Sakuga and Animation of 2016

A Look at the Sakuga and Animation of 2016

Welcome one, welcome all! It’s that time of the year once again, where we wonder how we managed to spend all that holiday money already while steeling ourselves mentally for the inevitable hangover on New Year’s Day. For those of us who like to dabble in a bit of sakuga shenanigans, it’s also that time of the year where Kraker2k bullies us into compiling our thoughts on the shows and people who stood out most throughout the year, a process…

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A look at My Hero Academia’s animation: Veteran animators feat. young talents

A look at My Hero Academia’s animation: Veteran animators feat. young talents

My Hero Academia, Shonen Jump’s latest big action title, has been on the radar of many manga fans ever since it began its serialization. Brought to life by Kohei Horikoshi’s attractive art style, its underdog story set in a world of heroes quickly became a hit sensation, eventually shaping up to be a surefire candidate for an anime adaption – but little did we know how unusual that adaptation would turn out to be.

Koe no Katachi Comic Natalie Interview – Naoko Yamada

Koe no Katachi Comic Natalie Interview – Naoko Yamada

For the last 3 months we’ve been covering Naoko Yamada’s career through a series of articles and translations by megax, but all good things must come to an end. As a final gift, here’s an interview about her latest film. No actual spoilers beyond the premise, so go ahead even if you haven’t seen the film! A Silent Voice is a story from Yoshitoki Oima’s manga where high schooler Shoya Ishida reunites with Shouko Nishimiya, a girl whom he had physically/emotionally wounded…

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Anime Craft Weekly #25: Decrypting Anime Production

Anime Craft Weekly #25: Decrypting Anime Production

Last week I mentioned the outrageous number of artists who had to work on Yuri!!! On ICE’s finale so that it could be finished in time. The general reaction seemed to be of bewilderment as people realized just how messy the situation had become, but I also noticed confused outliers; people who simply lacked any frame of reference, and even some who thought that multitude was something positive. It’s time for some research into how many animators it takes to…

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Behind the Scenes of Yuri!!! On Ice’s Costume Design 9

Behind the Scenes of Yuri!!! On Ice’s Costume Design 9

After skaters and staff alike took a bit of a break, this series is back to peek behind the scenes into the costume design process. As usual, Good Haro translated Chacott’s article. We’ve finally arrived at the short programs for the Grand Prix Final, and there’s only one episode left! Otabek Altin is the one of the six in the final making his first appearance on the rink. So without further ado, let’s talk about his costume.