This entry on our series about the most promising up-and-coming anime creators has a particular theme: Kyoto Animation’s new generation. Unlike the many young stars we’ve highlighted so far, who generally lend their talents to half the industry, we’ll tackle two incredible artists who exclusively work for a single studio. Enjoy this introduction of the two women who, on a direction and animation level, are meant to lead KyoAni in the future…and the present already!
Today we bring you a translated excerpt (with a bit of additional information) from Hibike! Euphonium Complete Book, which explains with very precise detail how its spectacular performance sequences were crafted, from a visual but also musical standpoint. While this is how things were produced for this particular series, you might learn a thing or two about anime production as a whole. As usual when it comes to Eupho, translated by our wonderful megax.
Excellent anticlimax that betrayed expectations in the best of ways.
We’ve been covering the anime adaptation of Hibike! Euphonium every week, but today we’ll look at the roots of the series instead. Our recurring collaborator megax returns to translate a long interview with its original writer, the young Ayano Takeda. A super long interview with the creator of Sound! Euphonium, Ayano Takeda! What prompted her to create this immensely popular series, her feelings for her hometown of Uji, why she became a writer and more! This interview is packed with…
A minor narrative misstep, relatively shielded by impeccable execution.
I thought we were due a lesser Euphonium after last week’s spectacular showing, but in the end we got one of the best Animation Do episodes.
The most satisfying episode this entire season, as well as fantastic news for the studio’s future – and perhaps present already.
I hope you like anime industry lessons and wondering about the roles of artists and audiences alike.
It’s Haruka’s turn – both of them.