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Revue Starlight Production Notes 8-9

Revue Starlight Production Notes 8-9

Revue Starlight‘s second to last arc came to an end, so it’s time to delve into its production again to find out the secret behind its bewitching successes, who they’re owed to, but also the problems the team keeps suffering through. Enjoy this write-up peppered with behind the scenes details!

Revue Starlight Production Notes 6-7

Revue Starlight Production Notes 6-7

Revue Starlight reached its mid-climax with an astonishing episode that changed absolutely everything while at the same time respecting everything that built up to it. A genius move that was achieved, to the surprise of many fans, while saving energy production-wise. Just how did they achieve that?! Find out about it!

The Evolution Of Kyoto Animation: A Unique Anime Studio And Its Consistent Vision

The Evolution Of Kyoto Animation: A Unique Anime Studio And Its Consistent Vision

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu! began its broadcast in August 25, 2003, exactly 15 years ago today: a remarkable event not just because it was an amusing series, but because it was the first TV anime produced by Kyoto Animation. How have things changed for them since then, and what was the long road that led them there like? This is the story of one studio that’s had a very clear philosophy many years before their grand debut, and how that’s…

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Revue Starlight Production Notes 4-5

Revue Starlight Production Notes 4-5

Revue Starlight has begun developing its central relationships, entrusting the most inventive creators at their disposal with key episodes. The fascinating, very deliberate madness they put together is a collective success, but not even their camaraderie is enough to fully make up for the very serious production struggles the team is suffering.

Yama no Susume Season 3 – Production Notes 1-6

Yama no Susume Season 3 – Production Notes 1-6

Yama no Susume / Encouragement of Climb is, three seasons into the series, the most ridiculous current production that barely anyone watches. Following up on the understated sakuga madness the previous seasons offered, we’ve got a crew that includes the youngest anime director, one of the most influential animators in this generation worldwide, a group that used to be studio SHAFT’s aces, one of the rising stars behind the upcoming The Promised Neverland anime, and much more. They all compliment an already…

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The Advent Of Digital 2D Animation In The Anime Industry: 10 Years Since Birdy The Mighty Decode

The Advent Of Digital 2D Animation In The Anime Industry: 10 Years Since Birdy The Mighty Decode

Anime’s possibilities have multiplied with the growth of digital 2D animation, both in terms of techniques available and accessibility. This industry has more tools at its disposal for more people than ever, but how did we get to this point? Who are the main people responsible for all this change? And how did they convince both industry peers and audiences that this was a valid path worth heavily investing on? That’s what we’re here to address in a very special anniversary!

Revue Starlight Production Notes 2-3

Revue Starlight Production Notes 2-3

Revue Starlight keeps on cruising under the command of very skillful rookies, creating one memorable scene after the other. But as admirable as their ambition is and the generally excellent results they’ve had so far, we can’t avert our eyes from the severe struggles the team is facing either. Let’s recap all that’s been going with this production, the very good and the less fortunate!

The Power Of International Intergenerational Anime – Boruto #65

The Power Of International Intergenerational Anime – Boruto #65

Calling the expectations for the latest episode of Boruto high is quite the understatement, as is saying that it lived up to those dreams. All fans aware of what was brewing reached this episode anticipating an almost impossible sakuga extravaganza, and still got something that surpassed their hopes. But beyond the success of the team, what’s really important this time around is the road that got them there. This is the power of international, intergenerational anime.