Keiichi Ishida’s Dororo Action

One anime of late that I can really get behind is Dororo. What could have been a perfunctory remake of an old classic to cash in on people’s nostalgia turned out to be a winner in its own right. It deftly arranges the notes of the original into a modern composition while also running with…

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Masami Gotou Profile + MAD

One of Itano’s ‘three people recognised’ for their talent, Masami Gotou is a famous animator, known mostly for his mecha animation, who hails from the late-eighties. His first known credit was on the 1987 Dirty Pair movie as an in-betweener, and he also did inbetween animation on the Ranma 1/2 TV-anime, but his recognition comes…

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Ikuo Kuwana Animator MAD + Bio

Kuwana Ikuo is a well known animator who has contributed a lot of distinct pieces of animation on a variety of projects, including popular TV-anime (FMA, Panty & Stocking, Wolfs Rain, Denno Coil, Eureka 7) and a number of big theatrical anime (Evangelion, Spriggan and Princess Mononoke). A graduate from Yoyogi Animation Academy, Ikuo’s industry…

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Takeshi Honda MAD + Discussion/Profile

Takeshi Honda is undoubtedly one of the most legendary animators in the anime industry. His name carries considerable weight amongst sakuga fans and in the industry. This was shown to be the case a couple of years ago, when a man pretending to be Honda himself to score art jobs at a university was tracked…

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Gen’ichirou Abe MAD

Gen’ichirou Abe is a prominent animator in today’s TV-anime industry. Just recently, he contributed some good work for Madoka Magica, which you can see in this MAD. He is a member of SHAFT, who rely on his skills for their most important animation sequences. He came to the fore working on the TV-anime Negima!? after…

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2010 December Sakuga MAD Notes

Youtube user, Animeblue has been doing great work for the the last year composing highlight animation sequences from anime for each month! I’m genuinely impressed by his comprehensiveness – I don’t think I’ve noticed anything notable he’s missed or disagree with his choices. So, here’s the latest entry, for the month of December! I can’t…

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Animator: Sushio

  Sushio is an alias for Ishizaki Toshio, the a popular and accomplished animator who joined studio GAINAX after graduating from Yoyogi Animation Academy. His debut in the industry was his key animation work on the TV-anime, Evangelion, and he quickly became known as a talented young animator.     Sushio rapidly gained prominence after…

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BIRTH (classic 1984 OVA) & Yoshinori Kanada

BIRTH is an sci-fi, action-adventure Original Video Animation, among the first of its kind, released in 1984. It is notable even now because it showcases some stellar animation from the last generation of animators, and is one of the most recogniseable achievements of the famous Yoshinori Kanada. I became inspired to watch this OVA after…

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Norimitsu Suzuki MAD

A MAD was recently posted to youtube featuring some of the work of prominent animator, Norimitsu Suzuki (鈴木 典光). Suzuki has done some cinematic work (such as the Cowboy Bebop movie) and OVAs, but has recently become famous for doing really impressive solo ending sequences (being solely responsible for storyboard and key animation) in TV-anime.…

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Yoshimichi Kameda MAD

Sakuga MAD for the key animation of Yoshimichi Kameda (亀田祥倫). Yoshimichi Kameda was born in 1984 and originally worked for AIC. After his impressive work on Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Kameda has become a star young animator. Most of his substantial animation in TV-anime has been in action animation for BONES. Although his career is…

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