Jūshinki Pandora: Kawamori’s Connection To Cars

Kawamori Shoji (of Macross, Escaflowne, and Aquarion fame) is coming out with a new anime, set to air spring 2018. Jūshinki Pandora or simple Pandora takes places in a semi-post-apocalyptic world where humanity must fight unknown life-forms called B.R.A.I. (Biological Revolutionary of Accelerated Intelligence) with their own M.O.E.V. (Multi-purpose Organic Evolution Vehicle). Different from Kawamori's typical fighter jets from Macross, … Continue reading Jūshinki Pandora: Kawamori’s Connection To Cars

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16 Years After Working Together On s-CRY-ed, Taniguchi And Kuroda Return To Tackle ID-0

  ID-0 was a show that might not have caught a lot of attention during Spring 2017 due to Netflix picking it up or the fact that it is a 100% 3DCG show. Regardless, I found it to be one of the more enjoyable shows that season! It seems that Netflix has finally released it … Continue reading 16 Years After Working Together On s-CRY-ed, Taniguchi And Kuroda Return To Tackle ID-0

Interview With The Gundam Twilight Axis Staff — Part 1

Since the final episode of Twilight Axis has been released, I present an interview conducted by Gundam Fan Club with director Kim Se Jun, chief mechanical director Abe Shingo, and producer Taniguchi Osamu from the main staff of Twilight Axis from August 9th (no final episode spoilers!) On another note, the final question for the … Continue reading Interview With The Gundam Twilight Axis Staff — Part 1

Ask Tomino: Q.04 How Can I Attend The Same School As My Friends?

Q. I can't get enough points, so what can I do to enroll at the school all my friends want to attend? Shizuoka Prefecture • Aya • 15 I’m a third-year middle school student who’s practicing for entrance exams, but I’m having trouble deciding which path I want to take. I haven’t decided what I … Continue reading Ask Tomino: Q.04 How Can I Attend The Same School As My Friends?

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