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Dororo – A Swordman’s Journey Through History

Dororo – A Swordman’s Journey Through History

Dororo‘s one of the most critically acclaimed shows of 2019 so far, but the title itself is well over 50 years old. So what’s the story behind each iteration of the series, how did the historical context influence their creation, and what’s Dororo’s appeal in the first place? Let’s find out. And don’t worry, no spoilers here!

Noburo Ofuji: An Award To Carry On The Legacy Of An Anime Pioneer

Noburo Ofuji: An Award To Carry On The Legacy Of An Anime Pioneer

Today we’ll look at the career of Noburo Ofuji, an anime pioneer who advanced Japanese animation for as long as he lived, and then had that spirit live on through Japan’s oldest and most prestigious animation award. Be it commercial animation or indie works, Ofuji’s vision has endured to keep on awarding anime’s most innovative works!

A Colorful Leap Into The Next Age Of Anime – 5 Years Of Studio Colorido Works

A Colorful Leap Into The Next Age Of Anime – 5 Years Of Studio Colorido Works

Over the last 5 years, Studio Colorido has become one of the most beloved studios in the anime industry because of their thrilling, imaginative, and colorful works. What was once a small crew with potential has now become one of the most capable digital teams in animation, leading the pack when it comes to new techniques and embodying the spirit of the new generations of anime creators. And this is how it happened.

Comics Come To Life – When Mangaka Work In Anime

Comics Come To Life – When Mangaka Work In Anime

Drawing manga and making anime are two very different artistic processes, but that hasn’t stopped adventurous individuals from dipping their toes into different creative spaces. In fact, an exceptional original TV series that relied on the vision of a comic artist way more than you’d ever expect just ended! Let’s take this opportunity to examine what happens when mangaka make anime!

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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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!

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.