Our surprise for today is an exclusive interview with Yuki Hayashi – once Toei Animation’s ace, and now a highly regarded freelance animator. He talked about his lengthy experience at the studio, what pushed him to pursue animation, his working relationship with the one and only Rie Matsumoto, future plans, and a whole lot more!
Welcome back to the most special post of the year! As is tradition, we’ve gathered writers from different communities but a shared trait: a love of animation and all it encompasses. The goal, to praise at length the greatest productions and most resonant direction in all of 2018 anime, according to a series of categories. These are our yearly anime awards – the sakugabowl!
We’re back to highlight another rising anime star, perhaps one of the most exciting ones we’ve tackled. Someone whose talent, ambition, and unwillingness to back down has allowed him to shine as animator, supervisor, and even immediately make a splash in directorial duties after giving them a try. There’s no ceiling for Koudai Watanabe’s potential!
Anime has a long tradition of cultivating plenty of its most brilliant talent, those individuals that fans point at to illustrate the possibilities of Japanese animation, in TV shows for kids. Let’s explore the factors that cause this and a bit of a curious exception through the fantastic latest episode of Precure.
The third season of My Hero Academia started in a more modest way than usual, but over the last couple weeks the show has found its footing with the arrival of some truly special staff – let’s see who they are and how they’ve managed to elevate this series once more.
The series continues with a relatively calmer second episode, giving the viewers time to breath and see the origins of Hellsalem’s Lot. What approach did the director choose to depict flashbacks and how did the staff deal with new opening and ending sequences?
Blood Blockade Battlefront has returned with an episode that definitely went Beyond in terms of pure madness. A new team has arrived to the series with the intention to pay respect to the original Blood Blockade Battlefront, but also to offer their own take. It’s time to look at their distinct work, analyze the situation regarding the prodigious director Rie Matsumoto who has now departed from the project, and observe where Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond is heading. I admit it,…
If you have been following Tiger Mask W and its latest episode made your jaw drop, this will be very relevant to your interests. Don’t worry if you’re not, though – the post will simply highlight a fascinating creative duo that we might as well call Neo Kyousougiga. Got your attention already? Let’s go!