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Anime’s Future: Koudai Watanabe

Anime’s Future: Koudai Watanabe

We’re back to highlight another rising anime star, perhaps one of the most exciting ones we’ve tackled. Someone whose talent, ambition, and unwillingness to back down has allowed him to shine as animator, supervisor, and even immediately make a splash in directorial duties after giving them a try. There’s no ceiling for Koudai Watanabe’s potential!

Production Highlights – Comic Girls 04-06

Production Highlights – Comic Girls 04-06

Comic Girls quietly stayed as one of this season’s most pleasantly surprising productions, showcasing new positive sides to it as it coasts into the halfway mark. Who’s responsible for putting it in this position in the first place, though? Let’s find out!

Magic Born From Limitation: The Kids Anime Tradition, Yuta Tanaka, And Hugtto! Precure 15

Magic Born From Limitation: The Kids Anime Tradition, Yuta Tanaka, And Hugtto! Precure 15

Anime has a long tradition of cultivating plenty of its most brilliant talent, those individuals that fans point at to illustrate the possibilities of Japanese animation, in TV shows for kids. Let’s explore the factors that cause this and a bit of a curious exception through the fantastic latest episode of Precure.

Production Highlights – My Hero Academia 41-42

Production Highlights – My Hero Academia 41-42

The third season of My Hero Academia started in a more modest way than usual, but over the last couple weeks the show has found its footing with the arrival of some truly special staff – let’s see who they are and how they’ve managed to elevate this series once more.

Record of Grancrest War: Production Recap & Episode 17 Highlights

Record of Grancrest War: Production Recap & Episode 17 Highlights

The latest episode of Record of Grancrest War reunited some of the most unique artists involved in this production, so now it seems like the perfect time to recap how this misleadingly strong series has fared so far, the idiosyncratic team behind it all, and exactly who was responsible for all the eye-catching work this week.

Preparing Ufotable’s Future: Today’s Menu For The Emiya Family

Preparing Ufotable’s Future: Today’s Menu For The Emiya Family

Today’s Menu For The Emiya Family might be the most inconspicuous entry in the massive Fate franchise, but don’t let its appearance fool you: this cooking spin-off isn’t only a charming series that can be enjoyed by all, it’s also in some regards ufotable’s most brilliant achievement to date, and quite the big opportunity when it comes to their up-and-coming creators. Let’s take a look at their achievements and at the important context!

Shirobako’s Secrets: The Most Deliberate Anime Industry References

Shirobako’s Secrets: The Most Deliberate Anime Industry References

To celebrate the recently announced Shirobako movie, which will finally give us a chance to follow Aoi Miyamori’s adventures further into the path of anime production, we returned to the TV series to compile some of the most amusing and enlightening nods to real creators and anime industry events that you may have missed throughout the show. Hop on for a fun educational time!

Production Highlights – Hinamatsuri 02-04

Production Highlights – Hinamatsuri 02-04

Hinamatsuri is turning out to be an exhilarating comedy with a lot of heart, in no small part thanks to a handful of key creators on the anime staff doing an outrageous amount of work. Let’s explore the director’s vision, plus the synergies between his style, the source material, and the show’s main animators!

Dragon Pilot: Hisone & Masotan Production Notes 02

Dragon Pilot: Hisone & Masotan Production Notes 02

HisoMaso is back with a much more grounded character episode… as much as you can ground a jet dragon to the floor, anyway. The series is living up to the expectations, not only when it comes to the content of the series but also the wonderful ending that all pre-screening attendees had already been charmed by. Let’s look at the team who’s making this delightfully unique series possible!