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Animation Awards 2019 Day Two: Best Aesthetics

Animation Awards 2019 Day Two: Best Aesthetics

Our animation awards continue with the aesthetics that have impacted fans and industry members the most: the most inspired art direction and color design, the animation designs that fulfill their goals the best, and most striking compositing to bring it all together!

Animation Awards 2019 Day One: Best Episode, Opening & Ending, And Creator Discovery

Animation Awards 2019 Day One: Best Episode, Opening & Ending, And Creator Discovery

Our yearly animation awards gather writers from all around the world to highlight the animated works that resonated with them the most – and this time we’re taking them to the next level, by including the insight of various anime industry members, from a production assistant to animators and even directors. We’ve split the results into three posts so that the result is easier to disgest, so today we’re presenting the best TV episodes of 2019, the opening and ending…

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BEASTARS: Traditionally Excellent Modernity

BEASTARS: Traditionally Excellent Modernity

BEASTARS‘ TV anime gives us an opportunity to talk about studio Orange’s work and how their 3DCG productions – with beautiful strokes of older techniques – make for animated storytelling that’s satisfying in surprisingly traditional ways.

Pokemon Sun & Moon Production Retrospect: Animation As Character And Tone

Pokemon Sun & Moon Production Retrospect: Animation As Character And Tone

Pokemon Sun & Moon‘s TV series wrapped up after 3 years, and Pokemon is now embarking on a whole new adventure. Let’s explore what made its production a resounding success: not the individual accomplishments like pipeline improvements and animation-friendly designs, but rather how all those aspects came together cohesively to define the show’s identity.

Kyoto Animation’s History In Communicating With Fans: The Anibaka Staff Blog

Kyoto Animation’s History In Communicating With Fans: The Anibaka Staff Blog

As part of the healing process and necessary restructuring after the devastating arson attack, Kyoto Animation’s staff blog paused operations after 19 years of daily writing about the employees’ work and personal life. Regardless of what they do with it in the future, we owe a look at their fascinating history in reaching out to fans directly.

Fate Grand Order: Babylonia #05 And Shouta Umehara: Heroes In the Trenches

Fate Grand Order: Babylonia #05 And Shouta Umehara: Heroes In the Trenches

Renowned series directors, main writers of notoriety, ace animators in various positions, perhaps some painters acting as art directors or designers – there are some individuals whose name alone can generate excitement, but it’s reserved to a select crew. So how come fans and industry folks alike are clamoring about Fate Grand Order: Babylonia #05’s production assistant, even though that’s anime’s most undervalued role? Let’s learn about how people like Shouta Umehara can make a difference in the field!

Anime’s Invisible Aces: Michiya Kato And CYCLONE GRAPHICS

Anime’s Invisible Aces: Michiya Kato And CYCLONE GRAPHICS

What does BEASTARS‘ opening sequence have in common with other iconic intros like DRIFTERS and Tatami Galaxy, the filmography of geniuses like Satoshi Kon and Tatsuya Oishi, plus many sweet commercials and educational works? The answer is Michiya Kato and his studio CYCLONE GRAPHICS – a team you might have loved for a long time without even noticing their presence!

Fall 2019 Anime Preview

Fall 2019 Anime Preview

The new season’s already starting, so you know what that means: it’s time for another detailed rundown of all new anime with particularly talented creative teams, to see what’s got the most potential and how each production is faring.