Episode Spotlight: Needless 13

  Storyboard & Director: 沼田誠也 (Seiya Numata) Animation Director: 坂井久太 (Kyuuta Sakai) Animation: 沼田誠也 (Seiya Numata), 坂井久太 (Kyuuta Sakai) It was late at night after a long week. Lying on the couch with my partner powering through a few episodes of anime,  my eyes were starting to close on their own as sleep overcame me. It was at this point…

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Episode Spotlight: Mob Psycho 100 #8

Director: 立川譲 (Toshiyuki Takei) Storyboard: 立川譲 重原克也 (Yuzuru Tachikawa  Katsuya Shigehara ) Animation Director: 亀田祥倫 (Yoshimichi Kameda) Yoshimichi Kameda is undoubtedly the pedestal animation force behind this series. Although he was responsible for the character design, he did not take up the credit of chief animation director that usually accompanies this. Generally the chief animation director is the…

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Episode Spotlight: Mob Pycho 100 #1

Staff: Director & Storyboard: 立川譲 (Yuzuru Tachikawa) [Series Director] Writer: 瀬古浩司 (Hiroshi Seko) [Series Composition] Animation Director: 亀田祥倫 (Yoshimichi Kameda) [Series Chief Animation Director] If you have an appreciation of animation, Mob Psycho will grab your attention and mercilessly pound it into absolute submission. I’m still in intensive care, but they’re letting me write this post under…

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Episode Spotlight: Re:Zero 15

Staff: Director: 土屋浩幸 (Hiroyuki Tsuchiya) [9,15] Writer: 梅原英司 (Eiji Umehara) [14,15] Storyboard: 細田直人 (Naoto Hosoda) [10,15] Monster Animation Director: 小柳達也 (Tatsuya Koyanagi) [Show-wide] Last night I watched an episode of anime the visceral impact of which took the wind out of me and left me lost for words. I had to just watch the credits roll, silent and still as…

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