Summer season is upon us! To be perfectly honest, anime’s strongest creators are for the most part taking a bit of a break, but that only means that curation is even more important. It’s time to detail which upcoming shows have gathered the strongest creative crews under premises with potential!
It’s been a while since our last entry in this series about the most promising fresh creators in the anime industry, but to make up for it we return with a very timely and interesting choice: Mai Toda, currently serving as the character designer and chief animation director on the lovely Girls’ Last Tour. Quite the talent as an effects animator and one of the strongest designers when it comes to modern cartoony work!
Made in Abyss is a show that I wasn’t sure I even wanted to watch, let alone write about. And yet it only took one episode to win me over. 3 months and many posts later, I’m simply in love with what I consider to be one of the most captivating TV anime in years. Enjoy this final post that covers its spectacular final arc, all while trying to uncover the final secrets of this fascinating production.
There’s quite the variety of topics to tackle this time – the best animated episode since the premiere gave another chance to artists like Kou Yoshinari to show off their unmatched skill, while Riko’s reaction to the seemingly cruel abyss tell us a lot about the humans in this world. The enchanting beauty of the setting and the arrival of Ozen, as well as the noteworthy production stability, are amongst the details we had to highlight this time. Made in Abyss…
A less spectacular episode of Made in Abyss this week, but perhaps an even more information-packed post. Since we can’t delve into the abyss this week, let’s instead explore Kinema Citrus and its new subsidiary studio, as well as the creators’ approach to this work. We even get to highlight some interesting indie artists!
We’re officially kicking off the season with one of the most engrossing introductions to an anime setting. While manga readers have warned people of the dangerous elements lurking deeper into the series, there’s no denying that the first episode of Made in Abyss was spectacular. Let’s dig into the focused vision that has made that possible, the strengths of its design work, and obviously some of the interesting creators involved.