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The Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale movie has finally been released on bluray in Japan, and so we bring you the translation of the commentary many of its animation directors gave while rewatching the film together. If you’re a fan of the series, or simply enjoy the film’s spectacular action, there’s plenty of insight as to how it all came together. Character Designer/Chief Animation Director: Shingo Adachi x Assistant Director: Hirotaka Mori x Monster Designer/Effects Animation Director: Ryuta Yanagi x…
As a follow-up to the roundtalk featuring the show’s chief animation directors, here’s a translation with SAO’s director – one of Mamoru Hosoda’s pupils, Tomohiko Ito. Series director interview: Tomohiko Ito
As the Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale film begins its worldwide screenings, our collaborator megax decided to translate some interviews with the key creators on the series. This one relates to the production of the first season and features its Chief Animation Director duo giving plenty of insight into the project, as well as their feelings towards the title. Chief Animation Director interview Shingo Adachi & Tetsuya Kawakami