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.
Most Wonder Egg Priority episodes so far have been fantastic first time showings by newbie directors, but what is it about this team’s approach that allows them to channel fresh creative energy so much better than their peers? And at the same time, what are the logistical and even thematical problems derived from their approach?
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!
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.
To celebrate the recently announced Shirobako movie, which will finally give us a chance to follow Aoi Miyamori’s adventures further into the path of anime production, we returned to the TV series to compile some of the most amusing and enlightening nods to real creators and anime industry events that you may have missed throughout the show. Hop on for a fun educational time!
The series of translations covering Naoko Yamada’s works through megax‘s translations nears its end. This will be the final piece from Tamako’s production book, focusing on Yamada’s good friend and recurring character designer/chief animation director Yukiko Horiguchi. Tamako Love Story interviews: Character Designer/Chief Animation Director Yukiko Horiguchi
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 feature is back to Tamako Love Story with a direct interview including some of her best known and most fascinating comments about the film. Tamako Love Story interviews: Director: Naoko Yamada
Our friend megax is back once again with more Naoko Yamada related translations, this time in the form of an interview with Yukiko Horiguchi – someone she deeply trusts, as she was the character designer for her first projects. Hello again and welcome to the newest translation in “Yamada Season.” Once again, we take a look at a Naoko Yamada work from the perspective of one of her very close colleagues. In fact, they’re so close Yamada once tried to fit…