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Hyouka Production Materials: Episode Directors Short Comments

Hyouka Production Materials: Episode Directors Short Comments

Today’s Hyouka post is rather lighthearted but nonetheless interesting: short comments by all the episode directors regarding their feelings on the material that they personally handled. Sadly only the ones for the second half of the series were published in Otona Animedia, but it’s still enjoyable, brief insight by the creative team. If you want some more of that, megax also translated comments by each episode’s staff as they published them on the official site. They were quite fond of…

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Hyouka Interview: Art Director Shuuhei Okude, Otona Animedia #5 2012

Hyouka Interview: Art Director Shuuhei Okude, Otona Animedia #5 2012

We move onto another aspect of Hyouka‘s production with today’s interview: the work of the art department, commanded by its director Shuuhei Okude. This is the insight of the artist who was in charge of the show’s background work! Shuuhei Okude – Background artist at Kyoto Animation. Among his past works are contributions to right about any of their titles ever since Haruhi.

Hyouka Interview: Character Designer and Chief Animation Director Futoshi Nishiya, Otona Animedia #5 2012

Hyouka Interview: Character Designer and Chief Animation Director Futoshi Nishiya, Otona Animedia #5 2012

Today’s Hyouka interview takes a different angle, by asking the main responsible behind its animation about his thoughts on the character design process, that he was allowed quite a lot of freedom for. Enjoy! Futoshi Nishiya – Animator and character designer at Kyoto Animation. Among his past works are Nichijou, Free! and High Speed!, and A Silent Voice.

Hyouka Roundtable: Yasuhiro Takemoto x Shouji Gatou, Otona Animedia #5 2012 (Part 2)

Hyouka Roundtable: Yasuhiro Takemoto x Shouji Gatou, Otona Animedia #5 2012 (Part 2)

It’s time for the second half of this long Hyouka roundtable, where its director and series composer talk about Houtarou’s psyche and the show’s openings and endings. You also get a taste of naughty anime creators talk courtesy of FMP‘s creator! Continues from Part 1. Yasuhiro Takemoto – Anime series director, animator, unit director. Member of Kyoto Animation’s Board of Directors. Notable works include Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, High Speed!, and The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, among others. Shouji Gatou – Author,…

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Hyouka Roundtable: Yasuhiro Takemoto x Shouji Gatou, Otona Animedia #5 2012 (Part 1)

Hyouka Roundtable: Yasuhiro Takemoto x Shouji Gatou, Otona Animedia #5 2012 (Part 1)

The Hyouka anime adaptation is celebrating its 5th anniversary, and just today its live action movie adaptation has officially started screening. The reception of that film appears to be mixed at best, but that’s still a good chance to look back on a very special show. For the next week we’ll be having daily translations of interviews with the show’s staff, starting the only way we could: with the series director Yasuhiro Takemoto and his good writing pal Shouji Gatou;…

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Land of the Lustrous: Director Takahiko Kyougoku Interview

Land of the Lustrous: Director Takahiko Kyougoku Interview

Land of the Lustrous has immediately managed to captivate its audience with its very particular atmosphere and striking visuals. And it’s achieved that not in spite of its almost fully CGi production, but rather because of it, for the most part. This interview, originally published online in animate Times, sits down with director Takahiko Kyougoku, to talk about his approach to such a unique setting, the fascinating ambiguity of the manga and how he translated it into anime form, as well as the…

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Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale – Animation Directors Roundtable

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale – Animation Directors Roundtable

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…

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Kemono Friends Interview – Director and Writer Tatsuki, Animation Director Yoshihisa Isa

Kemono Friends Interview – Director and Writer Tatsuki, Animation Director Yoshihisa Isa

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:…

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「機動戦士ガンダム Twilight AXIS」金世俊監督インタビュー

「機動戦士ガンダム Twilight AXIS」金世俊監督インタビュー

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。

Exclusive Interview with Sejoon Kim – Director of Gundam Twilight Axis

Exclusive Interview with Sejoon Kim – Director of Gundam Twilight Axis

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….

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