Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! 01 – Production Notes

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! 01 – Production Notes

2020 has started strong with Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken, Masaaki Yuasa’s evocative love letter to the art of animation. Let’s begin exploring its equally fascinating production – origins, goals, and what the staff gathered by Science Saru is contributing to an already charming manga.

Winter 2020 Anime Preview

Winter 2020 Anime Preview

I don’t remember giving permission to 2020 to start, but since it’s gone and done that, I suppose it’s time to curate all the new TV and web anime offerings to find those with the most interesting creators and premises. So, what are the most promising Winter 2020 anime?

Animation Awards 2019 Day Two: Best Aesthetics

Animation Awards 2019 Day Two: Best Aesthetics

Our animation awards continue with the aesthetics that have impacted fans and industry members the most: the most inspired art direction and color design, the animation designs that fulfill their goals the best, and most striking compositing to bring it all together!

Animation Awards 2019 Day One: Best Episode, Opening & Ending, And Creator Discovery

Animation Awards 2019 Day One: Best Episode, Opening & Ending, And Creator Discovery

Our yearly animation awards gather writers from all around the world to highlight the animated works that resonated with them the most – and this time we’re taking them to the next level, by including the insight of various anime industry members, from a production assistant to animators and even directors. We’ve split the results into three posts so that the result is easier to disgest, so today we’re presenting the best TV episodes of 2019, the opening and ending…

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BEASTARS: Traditionally Excellent Modernity

BEASTARS: Traditionally Excellent Modernity

BEASTARS‘ TV anime gives us an opportunity to talk about studio Orange’s work and how their 3DCG productions – with beautiful strokes of older techniques – make for animated storytelling that’s satisfying in surprisingly traditional ways.

Pokemon Sun & Moon Production Retrospect: Animation As Character And Tone

Pokemon Sun & Moon Production Retrospect: Animation As Character And Tone

Pokemon Sun & Moon‘s TV series wrapped up after 3 years, and Pokemon is now embarking on a whole new adventure. Let’s explore what made its production a resounding success: not the individual accomplishments like pipeline improvements and animation-friendly designs, but rather how all those aspects came together cohesively to define the show’s identity.

Kyoto Animation’s History In Communicating With Fans: The Anibaka Staff Blog

Kyoto Animation’s History In Communicating With Fans: The Anibaka Staff Blog

As part of the healing process and necessary restructuring after the devastating arson attack, Kyoto Animation’s staff blog paused operations after 19 years of daily writing about the employees’ work and personal life. Regardless of what they do with it in the future, we owe a look at their fascinating history in reaching out to fans directly.