Two episodes for the price of one.
Left speechless by half an episode with no words.
Taichi Ogawa and anime as shot through a camera, peerless animation supervision, and Ribbons being the MVP.
Let’s use this very strong episode as a launching platform to learn more about the industry.
Excellent execution elevating material that hasn’t quite gotten to its best yet, and young talent blooming. This has become a trend already.
A very solid start for a series that makes excellence feel effortless and natural.
This is the first post in a series by our collaborator megax, who will be hosting weekly translations highlighting Naoko Yamada’s oeuvre for the next few months. We thought it was an exciting project worth hosting, and we’ll be writing something for it as well. Enjoy!
Fall season approaches, and with it comes a new wave of anime. More titles than you can sample or even be bothered to look up. Synopsis have betrayed you many times, hammering the point that an interesting premise or even adapting existing solid work isn’t necessarily enough. You would rather know where are the talented directors supported by robust teams, the confluences of those intriguing ideas with staff and environments that will allow them to flourish. Thankfully, we are here…
This article is a guest translation by megax, a good friend of ours. Please thank him for his dedication to spreading production insight through the western fandom! Staff Roundtable Director Tatsuya Ishihara X Character Designer Shouko Ikeda X Series Director Naoko Yamada
This week I ended up disregarding the plans I had for this column almost entirely in lieu of interesting anime craft developments. Good news I suppose! Let’s get to it.