The second episode of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S happens to embody some ongoing changes to Kyoto Animation’s inner workings: forced to adapt to the circumstances after the tragedy exactly two years ago, while also protecting the young talent they want to continue training. More than ever before, the studio works as one now.
Maidragon is back. KyoAni is back—in more ways than one, having given free rein to the next generations of creators trained under the studio’s unstoppable mentorship system. All these efforts shared a rallying cry that the studio altogether has adopted after their tragedy: inspiration for the future.
One year after the devastating arson attack on Kyoto Animation, we’ve decided to share a series of articles shedding light on what makes them such a unique existence in the anime industry. For starters, here’s a roundtable talk from 2017 featuring many of their series directors, where they have lighthearted yet in-depth discussions about their creative methods and mindset, but especially about the attitude they feel you need to be a proper anime project leader.
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya was released 10 years ago today, on February 6, 2010. A decade later and despite the tragic losses, its legacy at Kyoto Animation and the industry altogether still endures.
Article pinned in memoriam of everyone who lost their lives in the terrorist attack today at the studio. We can only extend our heartfelt condolences to the victims, everyone’s families and friends, and all affected parties in general. Please take care.
A silly and sweet Christmas episode that happens to be a low-key visual spectacle. Plenty of production goodness to highlight this time!
Today we’ll have a very special post, right in time to celebrate a fantastic director’s birthday – and her entire career while we’re at it. Last major update: November 2019
The weekly Naoko Yamada translations have a bit of a broader scope this time around, as we’ll be covering an event featuring 3 other directors at the studio alongside her, to know more about her workplace and companions. This is a translation of a transcription provided by Sekai of the 4 Directors Discussion at the 2nd KyoAni/Do Fan Celebration Event. As it was from notes/memory, there may be some inaccuracies in the phrasing/wording of the answers, but the general theme…
A very solid start for a series that makes excellence feel effortless and natural.