A bunch more questions from our Patreon supporters! The various costs of producing anime, the intricacies of international licenses, rotoscoping and more!
Super Yoshinari Bros.
The anime adaptation of the popular mobage Granblue Fantasy was detailed back in August 2016 as a TV series due winter season 2017. No actual information about it surfaced until Christmas, when they revealed that the winter date referred to a special one-time broadcast of an arc, and that the show proper would air next spring. A brave attempt at damage control, but hiding the truth isn’t easy.
Osamu Kobayashi, an industry veteran who most will recognise as the man behind Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad‘s anime adaptation, held a talk event at the end of December alongside fellow veterans and industry legends. As is typical for these events, recording them isn’t an option, but certain people who attended were kind enough to take notes during it and post them up on Twitter for those who couldn’t. Some extracts that came from it have been mentioned in passing during…
We’ve done it again, thanks to you all!
It didn’t have to be this way. Not that long ago, GoHands’ name inspired hopeful excitement amongst animation fans, rather than a mix of hysterical laughter and sheer horror. There’s no getting around the fact that Hand Shakers is one of the most hideous pieces of entertainment ever conceived, let alone anime. But even something this abysmal can become an educational experience, so let’s learn a bit about a young studio and how anime is put together.
Sakuga director Shingo Natsume is back with a new show that’s quite unlike his previous projects.
Let’s begin a new series of posts where we’ll address questions by our Patreon supporters, involving right about everything related to anime, its craft and business. Since these may be doubts other people have as well, we’ll be sharing the answers as long as we’re not explicitly asked not to. Here’s hoping this becomes a useful column!
Little Witch Academia, Big Animation Festival.
Let’s take a look at purposeful character designs.