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Sarazanmai Production Notes 07-08

Sarazanmai Production Notes 07-08

We’re back with another lengthy Sarazanmai piece that focuses on Kunihiko Ikuhara’s unique storytelling, including shortcomings that the team is aware of and is attempting to address in an interesting, thematically-appropriate way. As usual, plenty of production & staff details and all sorts of fun speculation too!

Sarazanmai Production Notes 03-06

Sarazanmai Production Notes 03-06

Sarazanmai coverage is back with an extensive analysis of Kunihiko Ikuhara’s storytelling practices, the contributions of other creators involved, the meaning hiding behind certain recurring imagery, the state of the production, and some speculation fueled by endlessly rewatching this fascinating cartoon.

Sarazanmai Production Notes 01

Sarazanmai Production Notes 01

Sarazanmai marks the return of Kunihiko Ikuhara, one of anime’s most brilliant and socially conscious directors. While it’s still too early to unravel his many playful mysteries, we had to take our time to detail his team’s unique directorial approach and address some deeply rooted misunderstandings about the production.

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Production Notes 06-12 And Final Impressions

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Production Notes 06-12 And Final Impressions

To the surprise of no one watching the series, Kaguya-sama: Love is War effortlessly landed its final arc. To understand why the show turned out to be such an easy recommendation to viewers who like romcom anime (and those who don’t too, most likely), let’s examine the last episodes of the show, which embody the staff’s dedication to the project, their exceptional understanding of the material, and the charm of the show altogether. Enjoy!

Mob Psycho 100 II Production Notes 4-5

Mob Psycho 100 II Production Notes 4-5

Let’s start to catch up with the production of Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 – the staff’s creative intent, what happens behind the scenes and its consequences on the work itself – with a long post about the Keiji Mogami arc. Perhaps one of the best in action anime history? No big deal, really.

The Promised Neverland Production Notes 02-06

The Promised Neverland Production Notes 02-06

We’ve reached the halfway point of The Promised Neverland, which is a good time to examine this adaptation – whether it’s living up to its prestigious source material, the philosophy behind its direction, and the individual artists who’ve managed to stand out.

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Production Notes 01-05

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Production Notes 01-05

Let’s have a long look at the production of the first few episodes of Kaguya-sama: Love is War, to find out more about the team behind it but especially to explore the mentality behind the adaptation – faithful yet inventive, and inspired enough to surpass its limitations!