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Revue Starlight Production Notes 8-9

Revue Starlight Production Notes 8-9

Revue Starlight‘s second to last arc came to an end, so it’s time to delve into its production again to find out the secret behind its bewitching successes, who they’re owed to, but also the problems the team keeps suffering through. Enjoy this write-up peppered with behind the scenes details!

Revue Starlight Production Notes 4-5

Revue Starlight Production Notes 4-5

Revue Starlight has begun developing its central relationships, entrusting the most inventive creators at their disposal with key episodes. The fascinating, very deliberate madness they put together is a collective success, but not even their camaraderie is enough to fully make up for the very serious production struggles the team is suffering.

Revue Starlight Production Notes 2-3

Revue Starlight Production Notes 2-3

Revue Starlight keeps on cruising under the command of very skillful rookies, creating one memorable scene after the other. But as admirable as their ambition is and the generally excellent results they’ve had so far, we can’t avert our eyes from the severe struggles the team is facing either. Let’s recap all that’s been going with this production, the very good and the less fortunate!

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 11-13 and Final Impressions

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 11-13 and Final Impressions

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.

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 9-10

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 9-10

It’s time for a rather extensive look at the latest episodes of this show, and that means we first get an encouraging anime original moment for Riko…and then we truly descend the abyss. The craft of this world, how to convey visceral pain in animation, how this production is faring and much more! Now more than even I can say that Made in Abyss is an excellent show, even when it tries to crush your soul and ruin your sleep.

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 7-8

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 7-8

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!

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 2

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 2

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!

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 1

Made in Abyss – Production Notes 1

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.