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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 and he kindly accepted to answer our questions. Since his career as a whole is very well documented, we focused on his work on this opening in particular: how it came to be, its unusual production process that united some of the most brilliant talent in the anime industry, and Bahi’s personal approach towards it all.

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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

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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

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Sword Art Online Chief Animation Directors Interview – Shingo Adachi & Tetsuya Kawakami

Sword Art Online Chief Animation Directors Interview – Shingo Adachi & Tetsuya Kawakami

As the Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale film begins its worldwide screenings, our collaborator megax decided to translate some interviews with the key creators on the series. This one relates to the production of the first season and features its Chief Animation Director duo giving plenty of insight into the project, as well as their feelings towards the title.

Chief Animation Director interview

Shingo Adachi & Tetsuya Kawakami

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A Silent Voice Naoko Yamada Q&A – Glasgow Film Festival 2017

A Silent Voice Naoko Yamada Q&A – Glasgow Film Festival 2017

Kyoto Animation’s very own Naoko Yamada attended the screening of her latest film A Silent Voice during the Glasgow Film Festival just yesterday. A Q&A session was held right afterward, and since I was lucky enough to attend here is a transcript of this very interesting event. No spoilers, though those who have seen the film will appreciate some comments a bit more.

Director: Naoko Yamada

MC: Jonathan Clements

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The path from animator to illustrator – Nozomi Ousaka Interview

The path from animator to illustrator – Nozomi Ousaka Interview

Today, megax brings us a translated interview with an ex-professional animator who decided to adventure into the world of freelance illustration. Enjoy!

While not directly animation, one can point out the similar necessity of time and effort into drawing illustrations. I felt this was an interesting view into the life of an illustrator who used to be an animator and the differences one has to have in those skill sets. Please enjoy reading about non, aka Nozomi Ousaka.

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