The Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale movie has finally been released on bluray in Japan, and so we bring you the translation of the commentary many of its animation directors gave while rewatching the film together. If you’re a fan of the series, or simply enjoy the film’s spectacular action, there’s plenty of insight as to how it all came together. Character Designer/Chief Animation Director: Shingo Adachi x Assistant Director: Hirotaka Mori x Monster Designer/Effects Animation Director: Ryuta Yanagi x…
Today, the bizarre news that the main creator behind the surprise mega-hit Kemono Friends had been removed from his role by Kadokawa hit the internet. Even though it wasn’t a traditionally well produced anime, we’ve already talked about how much of an unusual triumph the whole project was. To honor its staff after this sad development, we bring you the translation of an interview with the staff of this immensely charming series. Director, series composer, scriptwriter, storyboarder: Tatsuki Animation Director:…
サンライズと共に名を上げてきた金世俊。『結界師』や『テイルズ オブ ジ アビス』から世界的なアニメシリーズとなっているガンダムの『機動戦士ガンダムUC』や『ガンダムビルドファイターズ』で独特なメカとFXアニメーションによって注目を浴びて、そして現在ネット配信中のガンダム最新作『機動戦士ガンダム Twilight AXIS』で待望の監督デビューを果たされました。監督になるまでの道のり、過去に参加した作品、そしてこれからの事について、Sakuga Blogでインタビューを行いました。
Sejoon Kim (金世俊) is one of the rising stars of the animation industry. Excelling in mecha and effect animation he has had a long history working with Studio Sunrise on a variety of their shows from Kekkaishi and Tales of the Abyss to several Gundam shows such as Gundam Unicorn and Gundam Build Fighters. Having worked his way up the industry, he finds himself in the director seat for the most recent Gundam spin-off, Twilight Axis, currently being streamed online….
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….
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!
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!