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Violet Evergarden Interview: Director Taichi Ishidate At Anime Expo

Violet Evergarden Interview: Director Taichi Ishidate At Anime Expo

A few weeks ago, Violet Evergarden‘s series director Taichi Ishidate attended Anime Expo alongside a few key creators from the project, to witness the series worldwide premiere 6 months before its actual start. The official site made an interview with him available today, where he explains his personal experiences during this trip, how it feels for a Japanese creator to see overseas fans react to their work first-hand, as well as some insight on the staff’s approach to this production….

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Koe no Katachi: Character Designer / Chief Animation Director Futoshi Nishiya Interview

Koe no Katachi: Character Designer / Chief Animation Director Futoshi Nishiya Interview

Our next Koe no Katachi / A Silent Voice main staff interview gives the spotlight to Futoshi Nishiya, the movie’s character designer and the ultimate supervisor of its animation as chief animation director. Nishiya details the attempts to integrate the heart of the characters into the designs themselves, and mentions some of the film’s idiosyncratic points like the expression through drawings of hands and the textured linework. Tune in for all of that and some more!

Koe no Katachi: Director Naoko Yamada Interview

Koe no Katachi: Director Naoko Yamada Interview

We’re back with Koe no Katachi / A Silent Voice creator interviews, starting a new mini-series that will cover the thoughts of the movie’s main staff. And it couldn’t be any other way, we had to start with the insight of its director Naoko Yamada. This is a fascinating look at her approach to this title!

Koe no Katachi: Layout Animation Directors Roundtable

Koe no Katachi: Layout Animation Directors Roundtable

As Koe no Katachi / A Silent Voice finally got released on bluray and was even made available for streaming in the UK, we’ll be bringing you a series of articles about the film. Megax will as usual translate a bunch of staff interviews regarding the production of the film; the first round gathered creators from different departments at Kyoto Animation so all of them could detail their work on the movie and the instructions they received. Let’s start with…

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Interview With Bahi JD, Director Of ATOM: The Beginning’s Opening

Interview With Bahi JD, Director Of ATOM: The Beginning’s Opening

Bahi JD is one of the better known foreigners working in the anime industry, and for good reason; he’s one of the stars of the webgen phenomenon, as an animator who gained notoriety through work posted online and was able to kick-start his professional career based off that momentum. Rather recently he had his debut of sorts as director, as he handled the spectacular opening sequence of ATOM: The Beginning and its more laid-back ending. We reached out to him…

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Lu Over the Wall – Masaaki Yuasa Interview Part 2

Lu Over the Wall – Masaaki Yuasa Interview Part 2

Here’s the second half of Masaaki Yuasa’s interview, where he talks about Science Saru’s new original movie Lu Over the Wall. Lots of insight on the creative process, both in the technical sense and his philosophy. The Japanese interview can be found on the official site. Highly esteemed memecrafter bitmap translated it just for the Sakuga Blog. Director: Masaaki Yuasa Interviewer: Toyoshi Inada

Lu Over the Wall – Masaaki Yuasa Interview Part 1

Lu Over the Wall – Masaaki Yuasa Interview Part 1

Today we bring you the first half of an interview with the renowned director Masaaki Yuasa regarding his upcoming original film Lu Over the Wall. Here he talks about the themes of the film as well as its cast, while part 2 is more focused on the craft. You can find the original interview on the official site. Internet personality bitmap translated it exclusively for us. Director: Masaaki Yuasa Interviewer: Toyoshi Inada