The least spectacular episode of Little Witch Academia is still a fun time, and it’s a nice chance to learn about the show’s approach to the creative process as well.
Mainstream popularity is often looked down upon by snobby fans who deem themselves more refined than the masses, but anime’s peculiarities have caused the similarly ridiculous opposite thoughts to flourish; latenight titles have rightfully earned the scorn of many fans, and the subsequent demonization of otaku properties made the idea of anime not aimed at those niches sound inherently better. A very questionable train of thought, made even worse by the fact that most people don’t really know which titles…
I may have given up on ACCA‘s weekly coverage too soon after all. The second episode definitely didn’t warrant a full post, and the show as a whole isn’t quite the kind of outstanding production we give this individual treatment to, but it’s shaping up to be something solid nonetheless. This bullet point approach feels more appropriate, and this way we get to keep an eye on Shingo Natsume as one of the industry’s most interesting directors.
Turns out that dragon scales are light, fluffy and warm.
Shingo Yamashita became an animation star at a very young age thanks to his work on series like Naruto Shippuden, Birdy Decode and Yozakura Quartet. As a director and digital craft leader now, he’s back with the strongest webgen crew to produce an original piece of animation.
Gainax is dead, long live Gainax!
Welcome to a new regular feature on the Sakuga Blog! After buying all sorts of magazines and scrutinizing social media, we’ll be pointing out episodes of ongoing anime with interesting staff and thus lots of potential for you to look forward to; the best episodes don’t happen by chance, as all productions try to give the strongest material to their most capable people. Things do fly under people’s radar all the time of course, but these are some episodes you should…
It’s time to look at a handful of notable opening and ending sequences from this season of anime, briefly disclosing the staff that made them possible and highlighting their particular strengths. Since people were fond of this concept last time, I went ahead and decided to make it into a recurring thing. Enjoy!
If you’re wondering what your favorite studios have in store for 2017, this article might be up your alley.
Surprise! To myself as well. Here’s some quick bullet point coverage of KyoAni’s latest TV series, which should be easy to digest even if you aren’t hugely into production matters. Direction, animation, backgrounds, the people behind the series, all that fun stuff nicely summed up.