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!
Today’s Koe no Katachi / A Silent Voice article brings us to Kyoto Animation’s 3DCG department to hear first-hand about their work in this movie. We’ve reached the end of this particular quest through the studio’s different animation departments, though the creator interviews for the film are far from done; next time we’ll be returning to its key staff to learn more secrets about the production and their personal approach towards it. But for now, let’s learn more about its 3D…
Our journey through Koe no Katachi / A Silent Voice’s production continues, as we reach the movie’s painting staff for another interview. Once again we get to learn about the creator’s approach to this title, focusing in particular on its colors and digital effects.
The daily Koe no Katachi / A Silent Voice staff interview brings us to a department that isn’t only overlooked by the fans, but also tragically undervalued within the industry itself – an issue that is at the root of many of anime’s working conditions problems. Let’s explore the in-betweening stage through its main supervisor for this film.
Today’s Koe no Katachi / A Silent Voice staff interview deals with the artists who specifically ensured the movie’s key animation was of the highest quality possible; this is an extra step that the staff at Kyoto Animation weren’t used to undertaking, and their passion shows how much they cared about this project.