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.
We got to watch Masaaki Yuasa’s new delightful movie Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara / Ride Your Wave and had to write about the sincerity of its craft and its storytelling, how it intertwined its character relationships and visual vocabulary, and the place it occupies in Yuasa and Science Saru’s body of work. No spoilers beyond the pivotal event present in every synopsis and promotional video!
Today we’ll look at the career of Noburo Ofuji, an anime pioneer who advanced Japanese animation for as long as he lived, and then had that spirit live on through Japan’s oldest and most prestigious animation award. Be it commercial animation or indie works, Ofuji’s vision has endured to keep on awarding anime’s most innovative works!