Behind Gundam’s Creation

During the production of the first Gundam, many of the staff believed it was a failure—that it would become another one of the many anime lost to time. Despite this, they worked hard until the end and managed to go on to become a cultural phenomenon. To showcase this process, for the 40th-anniversary NHK aired … Continue reading Behind Gundam’s Creation

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