With a key episode in the bag and the series reaching its first turning point, it’s time for us to return to the world of Aikatsu Friends! for some more coverage – not just of the wonderful episode #11, but also of how the production has fared since the beginning and the way they’ve built Mio’s textured character in particular.
We’re heading into a Spring anime season that, barring a few exceptions, won’t have as many prestige projects and obvious animation festivals as some of the lineups we’ve covered before. However, it makes up for that with a multitude of smaller projects with potential to shine in unique ways. With talent being spread so thin, including some unlikely projects that would normally get overlooked, this preview is more needed than ever!
And so Land of the Lustrous comes to an end, not in grand fashion but with a melancholic look back that highlights just how much things have changed. One last chance to address the vision of the creators, the quirks of this special production, the likeliness of a sequel, all those details you come here to find out. It’s been a pleasure to cover this show for you!
Over the last few weeks, Land of the Lustrous has nonchalantly pulled off some of the best work we’ve seen in TV anime this year. The already unique source material happened to overlap with exceptionally talented anime staff, both veterans and newcomers – something that stands true for the show as a whole, but even more so when it comes to this arc in particular. Let’s learn the secrets of this fascinating production.
Now that Land of the Lustrous is at its halfway point, it feels like a good moment to look into the intertwined creative decisions that have led to such a special series, as an adaptation and on its own right. The staff have been fairly open about the production process too, which means we can peek behind the scenes a bit to look at their craft and the mindset behind it. Hopefully this will deepen your appreciation of the show,…
Land of the Lustrous has immediately managed to captivate its audience with its very particular atmosphere and striking visuals. And it’s achieved that not in spite of its almost fully CGi production, but rather because of it, for the most part. This interview, originally published online in animate Times, sits down with director Takahiko Kyougoku, to talk about his approach to such a unique setting, the fascinating ambiguity of the manga and how he translated it into anime form, as well as the…
Every new season we do our best to curate the massive wave of new TV anime, so you know which projects don’t only have interesting premises, but also the staff to allow them to flourish and an environment where production isn’t at risk of crashing. Many interesting creators have gathered this season on projects you might not have paid attention to, so don’t miss this special feature!