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
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…
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 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…
A few months ago we published a comprehensive look at the core staff of The [email protected] SideM, and since people found that helpful we decided to put up something similar for another upcoming series with an interesting lineup. This is essentially what we do on seasonal previews with some more focus: a look at the key creators in the project as well as the circumstances surrounding the production. Let’s see what’s up with Violet Evergarden.
Production fatigue and WIT’s always questionable management become more of an issue as we approach the end, but this series keeps on finding talented people to make up for that. Ghibli veterans, the show’s own stars and promising new talent all in one post!