This week’s Kizumonogatari translation is a collection of commentaries by the ace animators who handled the most iconic sequences, talking about their feelings and goals with those scenes, as well as the techniques employed. This is how the most stunning moments came to be!
Kizumonogatari hit its 5th anniversary last month, and to commemorate that, we’ll be publishing a weekly series of interviews. First, a lengthy conversation with its lead animators and directors about the movie’s creation, and what it’s like to work under an eccentric genius like Tatsuya Oishi.
Good evening, good afternoon and good morning ladies and gentlemen! We find ourselves at the end of another year, recalling the good and the bad times, celebrating the lack of a hangover despite a wild night out, but also struck with the fear of hanging over a toilet bowl on New Year’s Day to keep the scales balanced. Most importantly, though, it’s the time of the year where we round up the sakubuta to present the ever-growing Sakuga Bowl and…
A lot to dig into this time around, as Made in Abyss had a perfectly solid episode followed by easily the best one it’s had since the premiere – oozing with atmosphere, and almost entirely key animated by a single artist to boot!
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…
We return to the abyss to explain its mysterious appeal, and how the creators of the show are effectively drawing us deeper and deeper into this mysterious world. Let’s learn more about the setting of Made in Abyss and Kinema Citrus’ crew.
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.
A new season approaches with more titles than anyone can watch, so it’s our self-imposed duty to keep on curating the ones handled by the most capable creators. Strong premises still require skilled directors and animation teams to support them after all! So, which Summer 2017 titles are most likely to live up to their potential?
Double post – though not double length – to cover Little Witch Academia’s changing priorities, the state of its production and the interesting guest creators it keeps featuring.
Super Yoshinari Bros.