Exactly twenty years ago, on 28th October 1998, one of the current biggest players in the anime industry was founded: studio BONES. What once was a small company featuring Cowboy Bebop’s ambitious production staff eventually grew into an entity with worldwide reach, a large fanbase, and many popular titles under its belt. During these two decades, they’ve carved their mark into the history of animation, but what can we expect from BONES moving forward?
2018 is already loaded with huge developments when it comes to anime studios: new companies founded by unique creators, studios popping up to cover forgotten niches, and even major rebrandings involving some of the biggest players in this industry. We’ve compiled all these big news to detail who is involved and what these new studios are already producing. Exciting times ahead!
Another writer joins the Anime’s Future series to provide a different angle on interesting up-and-coming artists in the anime industry. Those who know me from the coverage of series like Mob Psycho 100 and My Hero Academia won’t be surprised to hear that I’ve chosen to talk about a pure animator linked to Studio BONES.
It’s been a few hours since this year’s installment of Japan’s biggest anime event Anime Japan ended. This exhibition of “everything about anime” featured a considerable number of booths displaying production materials, and so we decided to search twitter and other outlets to compile them into a single gallery. Enjoy!
Mob truly was Saikou.
After leaving a strong impression for twelve consecutive weeks, this gem by the name of Mob Psycho 100 is over. And what a ride it was!
Last week I focused on promising young animators working on Mob Psycho. A certain someone must have considered it a challenge, because he appeared to show off there is more new talent in the industry.
Mob Psycho is a project overflowing with young talent dedicated to their craft with burning passion. And this episode was fire.
We are back to Mob Psycho’s relatively weaker mode, though it has taken a different form this time; more isolated animation highlights, less directional excellence.
It would certainly be easier to talk about things other than Mob Psycho if it stopped having these outrageously strong episodes. How insensitive of them, not considering the feelings of lesser productions that struggle to appear in this column.