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!
One of the keys to Kunihiko Ikuhara’s success is his ability to surround himself by creators who fit his aesthetic but also thematic needs, no matter the artistic field those people belong to. So while his upcoming TV series Sarazanmai is still a ways to go, there’s a lot we can infer already, and much to analyze about the way he operates.
Revue Starlight has come to an end – a miracle in and of itself according to the people behind the show. Let’s delve into the show one last time to see how all the adverse circumstances and the staff’s own quirks influenced this show, for better and for worse. Time to bid farewell to a very special show!
Revue Starlight reached its mid-climax with an astonishing episode that changed absolutely everything while at the same time respecting everything that built up to it. A genius move that was achieved, to the surprise of many fans, while saving energy production-wise. Just how did they achieve that?! Find out about it!
Revue Starlight keeps on cruising under the command of very skillful rookies, creating one memorable scene after the other. But as admirable as their ambition is and the generally excellent results they’ve had so far, we can’t avert our eyes from the severe struggles the team is facing either. Let’s recap all that’s been going with this production, the very good and the less fortunate!
The most dazzling show of the season and perhaps 2018 altogether has finally arrived! But where does all of Revue Starlight‘s theatrical goodness laced with a palpable Ikuhara touch come from, and exactly what’s so impressive about it? That’s what we’ll be here to address all season long!
Summer season is upon us! To be perfectly honest, anime’s strongest creators are for the most part taking a bit of a break, but that only means that curation is even more important. It’s time to detail which upcoming shows have gathered the strongest creative crews under premises with potential!