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Fall 2018 Opening Festival

Fall 2018 Opening Festival

The current season of anime has left us with many eye-catching opening and ending sequences. Now that right about every TV series seems to have shown what they’ve got to offer, let’s examine the most striking examples and the teams behind them – which can be rather small, since in multiple cases these sequences were produced almost entirely by single individuals!

Kunihiko Ikuhara’s Modus Operandi: What We Already Know About Sarazanmai

Kunihiko Ikuhara’s Modus Operandi: What We Already Know About Sarazanmai

One of the keys to Kunihiko Ikuhara’s success is his ability to surround himself by creators who fit his aesthetic but also thematic needs, no matter the artistic field those people belong to. So while his upcoming TV series Sarazanmai is still a ways to go, there’s a lot we can infer already, and much to analyze about the way he operates.

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms / SayoAsa – Production Notes

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms / SayoAsa – Production Notes

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms is one of the most powerful anime movies you’ll come across this year, and perhaps in general. Beautiful in many senses of the word, committed to its themes, and elevated by a once in a lifetime production effort that served to train both a fascinating new director and a studio as a whole.

SSSS.GRIDMAN Production Notes 3-4

SSSS.GRIDMAN Production Notes 3-4

SSSS.GRIDMAN has maintained its fascinating identity even when handed to other directors and different studios altogether, still combining all the nostalgic factors with some new ingredients. Let’s continue examining its production to see how they’ve brought back lost arts while at the same time also advancing certain techniques!

Tsurune Production Notes 1

Tsurune Production Notes 1

Tsurune‘s pleasant and surprisingly efficient first episode is yet another showcase of the importance of execution. An inspired directorial effort that makes no effort in hiding its inspirations and yet establishes an identity of its own, led by a team with more newcomers than you’d ever imagine. Who are they, and what should we expect?

A Colorful Leap Into The Next Age Of Anime – 5 Years Of Studio Colorido Works

A Colorful Leap Into The Next Age Of Anime – 5 Years Of Studio Colorido Works

Over the last 5 years, Studio Colorido has become one of the most beloved studios in the anime industry because of their thrilling, imaginative, and colorful works. What was once a small crew with potential has now become one of the most capable digital teams in animation, leading the pack when it comes to new techniques and embodying the spirit of the new generations of anime creators. And this is how it happened.

SSSS.GRIDMAN Production Notes 1-2

SSSS.GRIDMAN Production Notes 1-2

SSSS.GRIDMAN is proving to be one of the most intriguing offerings this year. A rich creative effort drawing from multiple stylistic currents and mixing them in a way that feels so natural that people are likely to overlook how outstanding this is. Let’s take a deep dive on the first episodes and explore the direct correlation between certain production choices and the show’s bewitching atmosphere!

Yama no Susume Season 3 – Production Notes 7-13

Yama no Susume Season 3 – Production Notes 7-13

Before tackling this new season, it’s time to wrap up our coverage of Yama no Susume / Encouragement of Climb season 3 and explore at length why it’s not just a quietly spectacular anime production, but also an exceptionally efficient storytelling effort!

Revue Starlight Production Notes 10-12

Revue Starlight Production Notes 10-12

Revue Starlight has come to an end – a miracle in and of itself according to the people behind the show. Let’s delve into the show one last time to see how all the adverse circumstances and the staff’s own quirks influenced this show, for better and for worse. Time to bid farewell to a very special show!

Fall 2018 Anime Preview

Fall 2018 Anime Preview

Fall anime season is fast approaching, featuring even more mysteries than usual – but that’s what we’re here for! Let’s run down the most interesting upcoming titles, the major projects that congregate skilled anime creators, and the misleading productions that you might otherwise ignore or not be fully prepared for.