The last few days have been so densely packed with anime industry developments that we’re going to split the coverage in multiple posts. For this article, megax has taken a handful of news themed around the idea of planning – these are some ideas brewing in the industry and already coming into fruition, hopefully to make it a better place. Directly improving the lives of the creators, reaching international fans, diversifying output, crowdfunding used in ways you wouldn’t expect, there’s plenty…
A few months ago we published a comprehensive look at the core staff of The [email protected] SideM, and since people found that helpful we decided to put up something similar for another upcoming series with an interesting lineup. This is essentially what we do on seasonal previews with some more focus: a look at the key creators in the project as well as the circumstances surrounding the production. Let’s see what’s up with Violet Evergarden.
Production fatigue and WIT’s always questionable management become more of an issue as we approach the end, but this series keeps on finding talented people to make up for that. Ghibli veterans, the show’s own stars and promising new talent all in one post!
Renowned anime studio BONES has some interesting plans left for this year, so tune in if you’re interested in some details about their still unannounced upcoming original anime.
Manga readers knew what was coming, and even anime-only fans could guess something big was approaching simply by looking at the impressive staff lineup. This might very well be the most important episode the My Hero Academia anime has to offer, one that will be remembered for quite a while.
It’s time to highlight an interesting industry anomaly, since a mysterious incident that has been going on for a while has finally been solved. What happens when an anime director who also happens to be the show’s main writer gets fired months before the broadcast?
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!