September 2017 – Sakuga Blog

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What’s up with MAPPA?

What’s up with MAPPA?

If you’re the kind of fan who follows the behavior of studios, chances are that MAPPA’s current state has made you curious; they’re producing more than ever after all, despite having notoriously struggled to get some of their series finished in time. I’d like to take this post to bring up changes at the company that explain their curious and in some ways worrying growth.

Card Captor Sakura: Then and Now

Card Captor Sakura: Then and Now

Card Captor Sakura is getting, amongst many other things, a new anime project as part of its 20th anniversary campaign. It has reunited part of its original crew, but their approach isn’t quite the same this time. Aesthetic trends have changed a lot over the years, as well as the way in which anime is produced to begin with, and it all has an effect on the final product. Rather than just scream about anime not being as good as…

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Anime’s Future: Naoki Yoshibe

Anime’s Future: Naoki Yoshibe

Our series highlighting the work of the most promising young anime creators returns with someone you might unknowingly be acquainted with: Naoki Yoshibe, the director behind fantastic openings for Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures and Gatchaman Crowds, who also happens to be behind the yotube persona who keeps on making his effects animation clips go viral online. Prepare for an in-depth look at an artist who truly deserves it!

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 9-10

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 9-10

It’s time for a rather extensive look at the latest episodes of this show, and that means we first get an encouraging anime original moment for Riko…and then we truly descend the abyss. The craft of this world, how to convey visceral pain in animation, how this production is faring and much more! Now more than even I can say that Made in Abyss is an excellent show, even when it tries to crush your soul and ruin your sleep.

「機動戦士ガンダム Twilight AXIS」金世俊監督インタビュー

「機動戦士ガンダム Twilight AXIS」金世俊監督インタビュー

サンライズと共に名を上げてきた金世俊。『結界師』や『テイルズ オブ ジ アビス』から世界的なアニメシリーズとなっているガンダムの『機動戦士ガンダムUC』や『ガンダムビルドファイターズ』で独特なメカとFXアニメーションによって注目を浴びて、そして現在ネット配信中のガンダム最新作『機動戦士ガンダム Twilight AXIS』で待望の監督デビューを果たされました。監督になるまでの道のり、過去に参加した作品、そしてこれからの事について、Sakuga Blogでインタビューを行いました。

Exclusive Interview with Sejoon Kim – Director of Gundam Twilight Axis

Exclusive Interview with Sejoon Kim – Director of Gundam Twilight Axis

Sejoon Kim (金世俊) is one of the rising stars of the animation industry. Excelling in mecha and effect animation he has had a long history working with Studio Sunrise on a variety of their shows from Kekkaishi and Tales of the Abyss to several Gundam shows such as Gundam Unicorn and Gundam Build Fighters. Having worked his way up the industry, he finds himself in the director seat for the most recent Gundam spin-off, Twilight Axis, currently being streamed online….

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Anime Creators Books: Comiket 92 Edition

Anime Creators Books: Comiket 92 Edition

Comiket 92 was held last month, and as it tends to happen, many anime industry members released personal books compiling their work. And also as usual, we bought way too many of them. Our Patreon supporters were curious about the kind of material that creators put out in these events, so we’ll be showing you many samples of interesting books released this time around. This will be a more casual look at the work of anime artists than usual, so…

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