On the Postponement of Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars

Phew, that was close! I was almost a tragic victim of irony. You see, I was just about to sit down and polish off a new blog post extolling the 2D hand-drawn mecha animation and surprising levels of enjoyment I was getting out of Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars when BAM, the show’s production committee…

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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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The Magic of Mitsuo Iso

Mitsuo Iso is my favourite animator – that’s an unequivocal fact. Regrettably, it hasn’t been a good decade to be a fan of Iso. Since his work as director on the commercially unsuccessful Denno Coil, he has been an elusive, enigmatic figure, making only scant appearances uncredited here and there. Recently though, we’ve had good news…

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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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The Animation of Love Lab & The Dogakobo Gang

Love Lab is a romantic school comedy based on a four-panel manga straight from the pen-hand of Ruri Miyahara. The premise is simple – the student council at a respectable all-girls are drawn into their president’s whirlwind of naive romance fantasies, ultimately becoming a club for practicing at the art of finding love. At first…

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Space Dandy – Just go with the flow, baby

Believe it or not, it’s actually been about 4 weeks since I started writing this post. Every time I get a sliver of free time coinciding with a surge in self-motivation, I’ve been trying to get it finished. The problem is, everytime a new episode comes out, I have to go back to the drawing…

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Black Rock Shooter, Trigger, Imaishi Hiroyuki

So, as promised, here’s my first new post. Be warned, this one might be a little over-informative. I’ve also changed the layout because something in the other layout changed and made it more difficult to read. So one of the few shows I have been watching and enjoying this season is Black Rock Shooter. I…

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Animator MAD + Discussion: Yoshihara Tatsuya

  Bio Yoshihara Tatsuya (Yoshihara Tatsuya) is a prolific and highly recognised young animator involved in the TV-anime industry today. He entered the industry at the age of 21, and his first job seems to have been on Shugo Chara (2008). With an in-betweener credit for episode 30 under his belt, it wasn’t long before…

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