Tatsuki Fujimoto’s storytelling is spontaneous, anarchic genius, so how should one adapt Chainsaw Man into anime? Its team committed to a vision that has made two takes on the exact same story feel quite distinct, so let’s dive into the anime’s production to explain how and why that happened.
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!
In contrast to last week’s somber post detailing the awful conditions faced by the anime industry’s newcomers, this time we’ll bring you a much more upbeat look at young animators in Japan – a piece highlighting some of the most impressive trainees in the industry, brilliant youngsters who have managed to impress in their first year learning the ropes within the industry. Enjoy!