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The Making Of Sound! Euphonium’s Performance Scenes

The Making Of Sound! Euphonium’s Performance Scenes

Today we bring you a translated excerpt (with a bit of additional information) from Hibike! Euphonium Complete Book, which explains with very precise detail how its spectacular performance sequences were crafted, from a visual but also musical standpoint. While this is how things were produced for this particular series, you might learn a thing or two about anime production as a whole. As usual when it comes to Eupho, translated by our wonderful megax.

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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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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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Roundtable Interview – Masahiko Minami and Yuji Matsukura

Roundtable Interview – Masahiko Minami and Yuji Matsukura

This time we’re bringing you a translation of an interesting roundtalk from Newtype’s February 2017 issue. It features a couple of studio leaders replying to questions regarding their past and future works, the industry at large and some of its fascinating creators. Enjoy!

Masahiko Minami: President of Studio BONES and famous bat-wielding head honcho
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Yuji Matsukura: Producer at J.C.Staff

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