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Month: August 2017

Anime’s Future: Takashi Mitani

Anime’s Future: Takashi Mitani

Another writer joins the Anime’s Future series to provide a different angle on interesting up-and-coming artists in the anime industry. Those who know me from the coverage of series like Mob Psycho 100 and My Hero Academia won’t be surprised to hear that I’ve chosen to talk about a pure animator linked to Studio BONES.

Anime’s Future: Taiki Konno

Anime’s Future: Taiki Konno

We continue to uncover the bright figures that will shape the future – and already the present to some degree – of the world of anime. This time we tackle an up-and-coming artist at Studio SHAFT who exploits his unusual background to craft unforgettable scenes as both an illustrator and key animator.

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 7-8

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 7-8

A lot to dig into this time around, as Made in Abyss had a perfectly solid episode followed by easily the best one it’s had since the premiere – oozing with atmosphere, and almost entirely key animated by a single artist to boot!

My Hero Academia – Production Notes 31-33 (S2 18-20)

My Hero Academia – Production Notes 31-33 (S2 18-20)

Latest three installments of My Hero Academia served as a bit of a break for the animation staff before the final stretch of season 2, which will presumably be packed with some of the most intense moments in the entire series. That doesn’t mean there’s no interesting topics to talk about though! Let’s see how the show fared during these more laid back moments.

Fate/Apocrypha – Production Notes 7-8

Fate/Apocrypha – Production Notes 7-8

After a brief respite we’ve arrived to the first big clash of the series, which offers an opportunity to all the exceptional digital animators tied to this project to prove their worth. Things are heating up, and the episode all creators keep hyping is coming next!

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 5-6

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 5-6

There’s quite the variety of topics to tackle this time – the best animated episode since the premiere gave another chance to artists like Kou Yoshinari to show off their unmatched skill, while Riko’s reaction to the seemingly cruel abyss tell us a lot about the humans in this world. The enchanting beauty of the setting and the arrival of Ozen, as well as the noteworthy production stability, are amongst the details we had to highlight this time. Made in Abyss…

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Fate/Apocrypha – Production Notes 6

Fate/Apocrypha – Production Notes 6

The focus has shifted back to the Great Grail War itself after some time spent with Jeanne and Sieg, which naturally entails the return of the show’s prominent action sequences. The trend of notable industry figures coming along to help is going strong, too, so let’s see how their craft influences things this time around.