ID Invaded is a fascinating project in many ways, starting with the way it came to exist! Around 2012-2013, Ei Aoki started planning an original show featuring a dark hero with producer Yasuo Suda. At that time Aoki’s studio, Troyca, wasn’t created and neither was NAZ which was founded shortly after by Suda. They started […]Read more →
Winter Production Recap #1: Haikyuu!! To The Top and Sachiko Fukuda
Haikyuu!! returned with a new season and with many aces of the franchise gone, there was some legitimate doubt about the quality of this new season. However thanks to the solid team at Production IG and some incredible animators, the show managed to exceed expectations again!Read more →
The Creators of FGO Babylonia #04: Toshimasa Ishii
As explained in an earlier post, it’s not that uncommon to find production-related people climbing to a higher position such as episode director or even series director. Even among those cases Toshimasa Ishii stands out as a particularly brilliant individual. Starting his career as a production assistant at A-1 Pictures around the beginning of the […]Read more →
Pushing through the limits: Yoshihiro Kanno and SAO War of Underworld
SAO: WoU was a production full of surprises and great artists but one of them stood out for the quality and quantity of his works throughout the arc: Yoshihiro Kanno!Read more →
Boruto Year in Review & Animator Spotlight: Kana Ito
Kana Ito is the Boruto series’ brightest animation star over this past year, delivering time and again whether it be expressive acting or strong action. Her latest outing on #135 was a perfect opportunity to look back on her whole career!Read more →
A Cut by Cut Analysis of Yutaka Nakamura on MHA #68
Don’t blink or else you’ll miss it! Yutaka Nakamura’s latest contributions to the MHA franchise might be stylistically familiar to fans, but few were expecting the legend himself to lead off the episode without even an opening segment to allow us time to reach our seats.
Since there are only eight of them, lets go cut by cut breaking the whole scene down.Read more →
The creators of Fate/Grand Order Babylonia III: Shota Umehara
Over the last few years the figure of the production assistant (制作進行, seisaku shinkou) has been widely popularized by Aoi Miyamori, the protagonist of the anime Shirobako. Finally, after years of ill-treatment, this vital figure for the completion of animated productions is recognized in its fundamental role: following the production of an episode from the […]Read more →
The Road Less Traveled: A look into creative backgrounds found amongst anime industry directors.
A dive into the many different production backgrounds, as well as how those roles may aid (or detract) from the esteemed position at the top!Read more →