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Violet Evergarden Episodes 1-2 Prescreen Impressions

Violet Evergarden Episodes 1-2 Prescreen Impressions

We attended the early screening of two Violet Evergarden episodes – the very first time #1 was shown in Japan, and the worldwide premiere of #2 – so we’re here to offer you a spoiler-free set of impressions that might get you more excited about this tremendous production.

Just Because! And The TV Anime Problem: Living Characters, Dead Production

Just Because! And The TV Anime Problem: Living Characters, Dead Production

Severe production issues are never a comfortable topic, because the anime industry is filled with people who are genuinely struggling and that we shouldn’t make light of. But they’re also something we can’t gloss over either, so I’d like to use the latest news about a production disaster to clear up that particular situation and discuss the double edged sword of thorough character acting in TV anime. Whether you’ve been following Just Because! or not, you might want to pay…

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Yu Yu Hakusho’s Exceptional Production, 25 Years Later

Yu Yu Hakusho’s Exceptional Production, 25 Years Later

Last month we published a post that contrasted the creative approaches of the original Card Captor Sakura with its new animated incarnation. Today we return with an even more special feature, going in-depth on one of the most spectacular long running shonen anime of all time; a look back at the special charm it holds, the circumstances of its production, and the talented creators that made it such an unforgettable experience. Happy 25th birthday, Yu Yu Hakusho.

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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Made in Abyss – Production Notes 11-13 and Final Impressions

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 11-13 and Final Impressions

Made in Abyss is a show that I wasn’t sure I even wanted to watch, let alone write about. And yet it only took one episode to win me over. 3 months and many posts later, I’m simply in love with what I consider to be one of the most captivating TV anime in years. Enjoy this final post that covers its spectacular final arc, all while trying to uncover the final secrets of this fascinating production.