Welcome back to the most special post of the year! As is tradition, we’ve gathered writers from different communities but a shared trait: a love of animation and all it encompasses. The goal, to praise at length the greatest productions and most resonant direction in all of 2018 anime, according to a series of categories. These are our yearly anime awards – the sakugabowl!
At this point you might already know the drill: twice a year we take the opportunity to share some samples from books that animators, directors, background artists and production teams sell during Comiket, either individually or through more official means. These are always a good way to keep a finger on the pulse of the industry – what do anime creators like, what work are they proud of, and how do they make some always needed extra cash? We’ll see!
After the Rain came to an end in a beautiful, inspiring way, so we’re here to offer a final look at its production and what this show has represented for many talented artists affiliated with studio WIT.
It’s time for more After the Rain coverage, as studio WIT’s mellow yet often poignant character piece keeps being one of this season’s highlights. The production as a whole is worth examining, but it’s the vision of the directors and the sweet surprises in that field that we’ll focus on this time.
Koi wa Ameagari no You ni / After the Rain might very well be the surprise of the season, after turning a thorny premise into a tactful look at an adolescent looking for a new reason to be. And so as usual, our role will be to detail the vision of the directors behind this adaptation, examine the creative team and their impact on the show, and talk about studio WIT’s own quirks while we’re at it. Get ready to…