Nijiiro Hotaru: Rainbow Fireflies – Toei Animation’s Stunning Tribute To Their Past, And The Threats To Their Future

Nijiiro Hotaru: Rainbow Fireflies – Toei Animation’s Stunning Tribute To Their Past, And The Threats To Their Future

10 years ago, Toei Animation released Nijiiro Hotaru: Rainbow Fireflies, the stunning culmination of a lengthy production to honor the iconic works of their past and the power of traditional animation altogether. A decade later, the loss of projects like this threatens the studio’s future.

Tomohiro Furukawa, Revue Starlight The Movie, And The Legacy Of Experience-Centric Anime

Tomohiro Furukawa, Revue Starlight The Movie, And The Legacy Of Experience-Centric Anime

Tomohiro Furukawa draws from the philosophy and methods of living legends like Mamoru Oshii, Hideaki Anno, and his mentor Kunihiko Ikuhara. He reconstructs their teaching and his influences from countless fields into a unique thrilling style—that’s Revue Starlight The Movie, and what he calls experience-centric anime.

Directors Creating The Liveliest Animation To Process Misfortune – The Parallels Between Mamoru Hosoda’s One Piece Baron Omatsuri And Takayuki Hirao’s Pompo The Cinephile

Directors Creating The Liveliest Animation To Process Misfortune – The Parallels Between Mamoru Hosoda’s One Piece Baron Omatsuri And Takayuki Hirao’s Pompo The Cinephile

Mamoru Hosoda and Takayuki Hirao, Pompo the Cinephile and One Piece Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island: two of the most brilliant anime filmmakers used their personal misfortunes to fuel very entertaining movies, processing their darker feelings through lively animation.

Directors Who Shine In Spite Of The Anime Industry – 86 Eighty Six and Toshimasa Ishii

Directors Who Shine In Spite Of The Anime Industry – 86 Eighty Six and Toshimasa Ishii

Toshimasa Ishii’s direction on 86: Eighty Six elevated a war drama with a keen political outlook, but despite his team’s many successes, they always faced an uphill battle because mismanagement from above dealt them an unfair hand. This is the reality even for anime’s most brilliant directors.

The Recipe For An Impossible Animation Team – Princess Connect Re:Dive Season 2 Production Notes

The Recipe For An Impossible Animation Team – Princess Connect Re:Dive Season 2 Production Notes

Princess Connect Re:Dive Season 2 #04 is without a doubt one of the most jaw-dropping action spectacles in recent TV anime, while remaining every bit as charming as the show has been. But who’s responsible for it all, and what does it take for a production to punch so far above its weight?