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Fate/Apocrypha – Production Notes 13-14

Fate/Apocrypha – Production Notes 13-14

We’re almost as behind on the coverage of Fate/Apocrypha as studio A-1 is on its production, but it remains a project that’s earned its right to be covered in detail without skipping to its most recent accolades. You can expect these posts to go up very consistently so that we can be fully caught up soon. But for now, here’s the beginning of its second cours!

Anime’s Future: Nakaya Onsen

Anime’s Future: Nakaya Onsen

Digital animators have been putting out some of the most impressive work anime has to offer over the last few years. Today we present you one of the leaders of a new wave within that movement, which introduces a more human element to those flashy spectacles. Meet Nakaya Onsen, who has been receiving lots of attention as one of the stars in the astounding Fate/Apocrypha #22!

The Mamoru Hosoda Cycle

The Mamoru Hosoda Cycle

Mamoru Hosoda’s new film has been fully unveiled, and that’s the perfect chance to talk about his career: the unmatched regularity of his creative process, as well as the changes throughout his 12 years as an independent movie director that have built this unique production cycle.

Land of the Lustrous / Houseki no Kuni Production Notes 7-9

Land of the Lustrous / Houseki no Kuni Production Notes 7-9

Over the last few weeks, Land of the Lustrous has nonchalantly pulled off some of the best work we’ve seen in TV anime this year. The already unique source material happened to overlap with exceptionally talented anime staff, both veterans and newcomers – something that stands true for the show as a whole, but even more so when it comes to this arc in particular. Let’s learn the secrets of this fascinating production.

Anime’s Future: Yoko Kuno

Anime’s Future: Yoko Kuno

One of the most interesting young independent artists has made it to the professional industry in a major way, gaining notorious acclaim through her work in Land of the Lustrous in particular. We’re talking about the multitalented Yoko Kuno, whose enchanting style is bound to make waves in the world of anime. Today we’ll look at what makes her work so special, as well as the less well-known sides to her career that allowed her to get to this point….

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Anime’s Future: Kenta Yokoya

Anime’s Future: Kenta Yokoya

That hand drawn mechanical animation is in a tricky spot is no secret. As much as many of us personally love it, there’s no denying that it’s exhausting work that’s inherently more suited to 3D craft. Add to that the general issues the industry suffers from, and over the years you get less and less newcomers willing to specialize in this subject. That’s why we’ll be dedicating this new entry in our series about the anime creators who will shape…

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DYNAMIC CHORD: This Is How Anime Breaks

DYNAMIC CHORD: This Is How Anime Breaks

Even the most disastrous anime productions rarely become the laughing stock of the industry itself, but DYNAMIC CHORD had already managed that within a few weeks. But beyond the undeniably funny clips and examples of continuity errors there’s the very sad reality of the current industry. Because as its turns out, everything that went wrong in this project is just an extreme case of the issues plaguing anime at the moment. And those are worth getting acquainted with, if we…

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