While the world as a whole is in a pretty bad place, it’s been quite a strong season for independent animation creators. If you need some cheering up, we’ve highlighted a few fantastic artists & trends, and explained how the indie world intersects (or doesn’t) with the commercial anime industry nowadays.
Our yearly animation awards gather writers from all around the world to highlight the animated works that resonated with them the most – and this time we’re taking them to the next level, by including the insight of various anime industry members, from a production assistant to animators and even directors. We’ve split the results into three posts so that the result is easier to disgest, so today we’re presenting the best TV episodes of 2019, the opening and ending…
BEASTARS‘ TV anime gives us an opportunity to talk about studio Orange’s work and how their 3DCG productions – with beautiful strokes of older techniques – make for animated storytelling that’s satisfying in surprisingly traditional ways.
Drawing manga and making anime are two very different artistic processes, but that hasn’t stopped adventurous individuals from dipping their toes into different creative spaces. In fact, an exceptional original TV series that relied on the vision of a comic artist way more than you’d ever expect just ended! Let’s take this opportunity to examine what happens when mangaka make anime!
Land of the Lustrous is approaching its ending, and yet it still finds a myriad of ways to keep on surprising us this late in the game. New registers and tones it also excels at, new ways to combine traditional and digital craft, new directors to share their vision. This is a truly special show, so don’t hesitate and read more to find out about its secrets.
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.
One of the most interesting young independent artists has made it to the professional industry in a major way, gaining notorious acclaim through her work in Land of the Lustrous in particular. We’re talking about the multitalented Yoko Kuno, whose enchanting style is bound to make waves in the world of anime. Today we’ll look at what makes her work so special, as well as the less well-known sides to her career that allowed her to get to this point….