A Brief Word With Gundam Twilight AXIS Producer Taniguchi Osamu

The original interview can be found at the special section of the Twilight Axis official site. Q1: What is one point you want everyone to notice? Taniguchi: Working off of Ark Performance’s story, Kim Se Jun and Abe Shingo put their best effort into the character and mechanical designs for this animated version. Those two … Continue reading A Brief Word With Gundam Twilight AXIS Producer Taniguchi Osamu

Animage Aug. 2016, Escaflowne’s Director Akane Kazuki

  — Escaflowne originally started airing in 1996. Akane: Wow, it’s already been that long. Twenty years, huh. — Wasn’t Kawamori Shoji the one who put the original plan into action? Akane: Yes, but, looking back don’t think it could have been any other director. I had just entered Sunrise and was working closely with … Continue reading Animage Aug. 2016, Escaflowne’s Director Akane Kazuki

Helping the Anime Industry: The Animator Dorms and Its Residents

It’s easy enough to hear about the horrible state of the anime industry nowadays, and most of the time it’s not something that viewers, especially those outside of Japan, can easily help to solve. However, the NPO Animator Supporters is now, for the third year, raising money to help fund young animators living expenses with … Continue reading Helping the Anime Industry: The Animator Dorms and Its Residents

A Female Animator’s Take On The Current Anime Industry Pt. 2

The second and final part of the interview with Kotani Kyoko, an animation director for Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Kuroko no Basket, and Uta no Prince-sama and many others, as well as a key animator for shows such as Durarara!! and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. If you missed it, be sure to check out part one of the interview! The original … Continue reading A Female Animator’s Take On The Current Anime Industry Pt. 2

A Female Animator’s Take On The Current Anime Industry Pt. 1

Original article from NetLab (Netorabo) found here. In recent years, the chance of seeing a woman's name rolling during the ending credits has been increasing. We decided to ask one of these animators for their thoughts on chief animation directors, airing issues, the difference in the quantity of work in the past versus now, and … Continue reading A Female Animator’s Take On The Current Anime Industry Pt. 1

Newtype May 2017, Gundam Thunderbolt’s Producer Ogata Naohiro: The New Battlefield, Earth

To Io and Daryl’s new stage — The 2nd season of Gundam Thunderbolt has already started. Ogata: This was the plan from the start. We wanted to let the fans soak in the 1st season and then start up with the 2nd not long after. The staff already had the know-how and workflow established, so … Continue reading Newtype May 2017, Gundam Thunderbolt’s Producer Ogata Naohiro: The New Battlefield, Earth