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Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond – Production Notes 1

Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond – Production Notes 1

Blood Blockade Battlefront has returned with an episode that definitely went Beyond in terms of pure madness. A new team has arrived to the series with the intention to pay respect to the original Blood Blockade Battlefront, but also to offer their own take. It’s time to look at their distinct work, analyze the situation regarding the prodigious director Rie Matsumoto who has now departed from the project, and observe where Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond is heading. I admit it,…

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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.

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.

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.

My Hero Academia – Production Notes 30 (S2 17)

My Hero Academia – Production Notes 30 (S2 17)

My Hero Academia’s animation producer Yoshihiro Oyabu mentioned on twitter that episode 30 was the result an all-out lineup of creators, commanded by Yoshihiko Umakoshi…who’s celebrating his birthday! Let’s see if the episode delivered on all that promise.

My Hero Academia – Production Notes 28-29 (S2 15-16)

My Hero Academia – Production Notes 28-29 (S2 15-16)

While I’m mentally preparing myself for the upcoming climax of this arc, here’s a look at the two episodes preceding it. I decided to switch the coverage to our Production Notes format for now. Hopefully it’s a change for the better! It shouldn’t come as a surprise that there was plenty of material to cover, so let’s dig in!

My Hero Academia: Episode 27 (Season 2 Episode 14)

My Hero Academia: Episode 27 (Season 2 Episode 14)

Everybody’s favorite heroic adventures return after a break, introducing us to a new story arc while delivering exciting new opening and ending sequences to raise our spirits after that cruel period of HeroAca starvation. So as usual, let’s unravel exactly who and what made it all shine.