Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2 came to an end with big surprises: touching moments that recontextualized entire relationships, and plenty of non-standard production decisions that allowed it to punch way above its weight, with a flexible team that enabled spectacular individual performances. Time for a last look at the show!
With Re:Zero season 2 right around the corner, it’s time for a lengthy look back at the team and circumstances that made the original such a successful adaptation, as well as their evolution over time and what that means for this sequel’s production.
By popular demand, we’ve written about Attack on Titan‘s new creative team, what to expect from the production altogether, and why the significant changes at studio MAPPA made them into arguably the only outside option to carry this massive load.
Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2 has reached its midseason climax, and rather than take a quality hit, it’s only been getting better with time thanks to a small but inventive and very dedicated team. And this is how they did it!
While current anime get delayed left and right, Yesterday wo Utatte / Sing “Yesterday” for Me sidestepped all those issues by wrapping up its production early. The smart planning led to a more comfortable team and exceptionally consistent character acting that elevates the show.
Violet Evergarden‘s side story film is a tragic remnant of the skill of many Kyoto Animation artists whose lives were cut far too short, but also a bright look towards the future by a new generation of creators who now more than ever are meant to become leading voices at the studio.
Anime isn’t escaping unscathed from these turbulent times, so we’ve got a bit of a special season preview: focused not just on the new Spring anime that look like the most interesting gatherings of talent, but also those best prepared to weather the storm and avoid falling apart.
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken came to an end without compromising the ideals of its production, even as deadlines got tight by the end. This is our final look at the most inspiring series about creating animation!
Studio Colorido’s Team Yamahitsuji has been on the news after the reveal that they’re producing a movie based on Tite Kubo’s BURN THE WITCH – but who are they, and what are they adding to a studio that already stood out for their digital animation mastery and positive work environment?
While the world as a whole is in a pretty bad place, it’s been quite a strong season for independent animation creators. If you need some cheering up, we’ve highlighted a few fantastic artists & trends, and explained how the indie world intersects (or doesn’t) with the commercial anime industry nowadays.