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Month: July 2017

Violet Evergarden Interview: Director Taichi Ishidate At Anime Expo

Violet Evergarden Interview: Director Taichi Ishidate At Anime Expo

A few weeks ago, Violet Evergarden‘s series director Taichi Ishidate attended Anime Expo alongside a few key creators from the project, to witness the series worldwide premiere 6 months before its actual start. The official site made an interview with him available today, where he explains his personal experiences during this trip, how it feels for a Japanese creator to see overseas fans react to their work first-hand, as well as some insight on the staff’s approach to this production….

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My Hero Academia – Production Notes 30 (S2 17)

My Hero Academia – Production Notes 30 (S2 17)

My Hero Academia’s animation producer Yoshihiro Oyabu mentioned on twitter that episode 30 was the result an all-out lineup of creators, commanded by Yoshihiko Umakoshi…who’s celebrating his birthday! Let’s see if the episode delivered on all that promise.

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 3-4

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 3-4

We return to the abyss to explain its mysterious appeal, and how the creators of the show are effectively drawing us deeper and deeper into this mysterious world. Let’s learn more about the setting of Made in Abyss and Kinema Citrus’ crew.

Kimi no Na wa / Your Name – Production Notes

Kimi no Na wa / Your Name – Production Notes

Since Your Name has finally seen its bluray release in Japan, we’re going to give a thorough look at the neat details hidden in the film, the artists who made it all possible and their personal approach, as well as the usual notes about who animated what. There’s an essay on the film coming up as well, but for now this already should be a huge treat for fans of the film!

My Hero Academia – Production Notes 28-29 (S2 15-16)

My Hero Academia – Production Notes 28-29 (S2 15-16)

While I’m mentally preparing myself for the upcoming climax of this arc, here’s a look at the two episodes preceding it. I decided to switch the coverage to our Production Notes format for now. Hopefully it’s a change for the better! It shouldn’t come as a surprise that there was plenty of material to cover, so let’s dig in!

Spring 2017 Animator Count

Spring 2017 Animator Count

With a bit of delay, here’s our seasonal feature looking into the numbers of TV anime: how many key animators and animation directors the new Spring 2017 TV series required, as well as the degree of outsourcing involved. Complete with commentary to contextualize the data as usual, which this time focuses some nasty recent industry trends.