Our yearly animation awards have once again gathered animators, directors, producers, writers, translators, fans, and everything in between to pick the greatest contributions to anime and the world of animation in general for the year 2021—enjoy!
Sonny Boy is an anomaly in commercial media, let alone as a TV anime: a fascinating creator given a blank cheque that he cashed in to explore his philosophical views, mixing cultural touchstones and personal musings into a unique sci-fi story, and tweaking animation production norms to illustrate a singular worldview with unmatched cohesion.
KyoAni’s most renowned director Naoko Yamada left the studio she had dedicated her entire career to and is now directing Heike Monogatari at Science Saru—a studio in the midst of labor and creative turmoil. So, what does that mean for all the involved parties?
It’s time for the Summer 2020 anime preview: fewer titles than usual due to the mass postponements the pandemic caused, but also an unnatural concentration of talent for a handful of lucky titles with exceptional creative teams, solid ideas, and sometimes both of those!
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken came to an end without compromising the ideals of its production, even as deadlines got tight by the end. This is our final look at the most inspiring series about creating animation!
We’re back with more Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken coverage to detail how well this material has synergized with Science Saru’s spirit, giving exciting opportunities to diverse up-and-coming creators to learn the ins-and-outs of anime production alongside the cast, but also protecting them with smart safety nets.
2020 has started strong with Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken, Masaaki Yuasa’s evocative love letter to the art of animation. Let’s begin exploring its equally fascinating production – origins, goals, and what the staff gathered by Science Saru is contributing to an already charming manga.
I don’t remember giving permission to 2020 to start, but since it’s gone and done that, I suppose it’s time to curate all the new TV and web anime offerings to find those with the most interesting creators and premises. So, what are the most promising Winter 2020 anime?
What does BEASTARS‘ opening sequence have in common with other iconic intros like DRIFTERS and Tatami Galaxy, the filmography of geniuses like Satoshi Kon and Tatsuya Oishi, plus many sweet commercials and educational works? The answer is Michiya Kato and his studio CYCLONE GRAPHICS – a team you might have loved for a long time without even noticing their presence!
The new season’s already starting, so you know what that means: it’s time for another detailed rundown of all new anime with particularly talented creative teams, to see what’s got the most potential and how each production is faring.