The Broken Cogs Of The Anime Industry – Production Assistants

The Broken Cogs Of The Anime Industry – Production Assistants

In light of the recent news that a studio Madhouse employee was overworked to the point of risking their health, we contacted 25 anime production assistants to detail their experiences and how their problems manifest in very different ways than the animator struggles we often hear about. Despite being integral to any anime project, their working conditions are in some ways the worst anyone has to bear.

Production Highlights – Aikatsu Friends! 51

Production Highlights – Aikatsu Friends! 51

Get your cards at the ready and climb a mountain for good measure, because Aikatsu Friends! coverage is back! And there’s no better way to return than with a look at the new season’s fantastic opening episode. Enough said, though. It’s time for some passionate blogging activities!

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.

Spring 2019 Anime Preview

Spring 2019 Anime Preview

With the Spring 2019 anime season already underway, it’s time to ask the usual question: where are the most interesting creators hiding, and which are the productions to look out for? Let’s find out what this new wave of anime is all about, delving pretty deeply in some cases.

アニメーター 林祐己さんインタビュー

アニメーター 林祐己さんインタビュー

東映アニメーションのエースアニメーターで知られて、そして現在はフリーとして活躍中の林祐己さん。当記事ではアニメ業界に入ったきっかけ、東映での長年の体験、最初に松本理恵さんとタッグを組んだ理由、今後の目標などについて、林さんに語っていただきました。

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!

Exclusive Interview With Yuki Hayashi: Past, Present, And Future With An Ace Animator

Exclusive Interview With Yuki Hayashi: Past, Present, And Future With An Ace Animator

Our surprise for today is an exclusive interview with Yuki Hayashi – once Toei Animation’s ace, and now a highly regarded freelance animator. He talked about his lengthy experience at the studio, what pushed him to pursue animation, his working relationship with the one and only Rie Matsumoto, future plans, and a whole lot more!