This entry on our series about the most promising up-and-coming anime creators has a particular theme: Kyoto Animation’s new generation. Unlike the many young stars we’ve highlighted so far, who generally lend their talents to half the industry, we’ll tackle two incredible artists who exclusively work for a single studio. Enjoy this introduction of the two women who, on a direction and animation level, are meant to lead KyoAni in the future…and the present already!
Our next Koe no Katachi / A Silent Voice main staff interview gives the spotlight to Futoshi Nishiya, the movie’s character designer and the ultimate supervisor of its animation as chief animation director. Nishiya details the attempts to integrate the heart of the characters into the designs themselves, and mentions some of the film’s idiosyncratic points like the expression through drawings of hands and the textured linework. Tune in for all of that and some more!
We’re back with Koe no Katachi / A Silent Voice creator interviews, starting a new mini-series that will cover the thoughts of the movie’s main staff. And it couldn’t be any other way, we had to start with the insight of its director Naoko Yamada. This is a fascinating look at her approach to this title!
As Koe no Katachi / A Silent Voice finally got released on bluray and was even made available for streaming in the UK, we’ll be bringing you a series of articles about the film. Megax will as usual translate a bunch of staff interviews regarding the production of the film; the first round gathered creators from different departments at Kyoto Animation so all of them could detail their work on the movie and the instructions they received. Let’s start with…
A Silent Voice‘s team has arrived to handle material that couldn’t be any more different from their previous movie, but no challenge is too great for them. A sweet and amusing Nichijou-like episode introducing the last main character!
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
It’s time for another look at TV series and particular episodes handled by outstanding staff, likely to become highlights of current anime over the next month. Quite a lot of variety!
For the last 3 months we’ve been covering Naoko Yamada’s career through a series of articles and translations by megax, but all good things must come to an end. As a final gift, here’s an interview about her latest film. No actual spoilers beyond the premise, so go ahead even if you haven’t seen the film! A Silent Voice is a story from Yoshitoki Oima’s manga where high schooler Shoya Ishida reunites with Shouko Nishimiya, a girl whom he had physically/emotionally wounded…
Excellent anticlimax that betrayed expectations in the best of ways.