Netflix has finally made the first half of Little Witch Academia TV available worldwide, so here’s a handy compilation of all the posts we published covering its creators and the mysteries of its production. Enjoy!
A new season approaches with more titles than anyone can watch, so it’s our self-imposed duty to keep on curating the ones handled by the most capable creators. Strong premises still require skilled directors and animation teams to support them after all! So, which Summer 2017 titles are most likely to live up to their potential?
The Eccentric Family is one of the most unique TV anime, an exceptional project not only as far as P.A. Works is concerned but for the industry in general. Its sequel has now finished leaving behind some genuine production mysteries, as well as plenty of creative decisions worth talking about. Let’s return to its magical Kyoto once again.
Welcome to megax‘s new mini-feature “The Pre-Production of Anime”, where we’ll detail how a production goes from a mere idea to the point where the animation process starts. Much has been written about the actual creative endeavors (including drawing, painting, background art, compositing), but there’s nearly no guides out there talking about what happens beforehand. To address that, we’ll go over every pre-production step to give you a better idea of how an anime is born. Part 1: Planning
My Hero Academia wrapped up the UA Sports Festival arc, and with it the first cours of the second season. Hard to believe we’re already halfway through, but time passes quickly…particularly so with HeroAca, since its episodes always seem to be over the moment you blink. Let’s take a look on the production highlights but also the low points of the latest three episodes.
Anime is hand drawn. By people, with their hands. That’s honestly all there is to this enduring myth, which is somehow alive on both sides of the pond. I’m used to western fans spouting the classic I miss when anime was hand drawn rhetoric, but it got to me last week when I saw Japanese press report Ghibli successor Studio Ponoc as a source of traditional hand drawn animation in an age of digital anime…even though their country has hundreds…
Our Q&A service is back after some delays, but once again so loaded with anime industry questions that we’ll splitting the answers into two posts. For now, let’s address R&D in the anime industry, the process of delivery of animation materials, the role of layouts in Japanese animation and some more specific creator and studio inquiries.
The second season of Attack on Titan has come to an end, not in the most graceful way but still in surprisingly effective fashion. Let’s explore the good and the bad for one last time – all the small yet noticeable improvements on the prequel, but also the production mess it hasn’t been able to fully escape in the end. And while we’re at it, let’s bust some myths about potential delays for its third season.
The end of an anime season causes key staff to give the best treatment possible to their shows, but also means that by this point most productions have become messy and the information about them becomes scarce and less reliable. Let’s try to make sense out of it, while noting the episodes that are shaping up to be particularly strong. Featuring My Hero Academia, Boruto, Little Witch Academia, Eromanga Sensei, Tiger Mask and some more guests!
The last few days have been so densely packed with anime industry developments that we’re going to split the coverage in multiple posts. For this article, megax has taken a handful of news themed around the idea of planning – these are some ideas brewing in the industry and already coming into fruition, hopefully to make it a better place. Directly improving the lives of the creators, reaching international fans, diversifying output, crowdfunding used in ways you wouldn’t expect, there’s plenty…