Photos of Kyoto Animation’s new building have been surfacing as it was being built, thanks to very dedicated fans. It seems like there’s quite a lot of confusion about this development even within the Japanese fandom though, so let’s explore KyoAni’s studios and their specific purposes!
Kyoto Animation’s very own Naoko Yamada attended the screening of her latest film A Silent Voice during the Glasgow Film Festival just yesterday. A Q&A session was held right afterward, and since I was lucky enough to attend here is a transcript of this very interesting event. No spoilers, though those who have seen the film will appreciate some comments a bit more.
Director: Naoko Yamada
MC: Jonathan Clements
Today, megax brings us a translated interview with an ex-professional animator who decided to adventure into the world of freelance illustration. Enjoy!
While not directly animation, one can point out the similar necessity of time and effort into drawing illustrations. I felt this was an interesting view into the life of an illustrator who used to be an animator and the differences one has to have in those skill sets. Please enjoy reading about non, aka Nozomi Ousaka.
Surprise! To myself as well. Here’s some quick bullet point coverage of KyoAni’s latest TV series, which should be easy to digest even if you aren’t hugely into production matters. Direction, animation, backgrounds, the people behind the series, all that fun stuff nicely summed up.
The weekly Naoko Yamada translations have a bit of a broader scope this time around, as we’ll be covering an event featuring 3 other directors at the studio alongside her, to know more about her workplace and companions.
This is a translation of a transcription provided by Sekai of the 4 Directors Discussion at the 2nd KyoAni/Do Fan Celebration Event. As it was from notes/memory, there may be some inaccuracies in the phrasing/wording of the answers, but the general theme is correct.
Guests: Director Tatsuya Ishihara, Director Yasuhiro Takemoto, Director Naoko Yamada, Director Taichi Ishidate
Master of Ceremonies: Voice Actor Minoru Shiraishi
This week’s Naoko Yamada-themed translation features a conversation between Ryousuke Takahashi and her; an old-school creator who has been part of the industry since the 60s and worked in pretty much every field involved in anime production – perhaps most known as the creator of Votoms – being fascinated by Yamada’s work and the modern trends she represents.
This is a translation of a transcription posted by Sekai of the stage greeting following a screening of the award-winning Tamako Love Story by the Japan Media Arts Festival. As it was from notes/memory, there may be some inaccuracies in the phrasing/wording of the answers, but the general theme is correct.
Guests: Director Naoko Yamada and judge Ryousuke Takahashi