Q&A with Granbelm’s Armanox Designer and Chief Animation Director, Jimmy Stone

With permission, these questions and answers were taken from Jimmy Stone's question box that he answers on his twitter. — When I see the design for the secondary protagonist, the black one with cat ears, I can't help but think about the Black Ox from Gigantor. There are lots of homages to Black Ox, but … Continue reading Q&A with Granbelm’s Armanox Designer and Chief Animation Director, Jimmy Stone

A Look at Urðr Hunt with Producer Ogawa Masakazu

The official site released an interview with the producer Ogawa Masakazu which can be found here! — Urðr Hunt is set to be an Iron-Blooded Orphans spinoff story that you can enjoy in within the new app, but was that the plan from the start? Ogawa: This project started up right around the time when the … Continue reading A Look at Urðr Hunt with Producer Ogawa Masakazu

Hisone to Masotan: Original Character Designer Aoki Toshinao & Character Designer Ito Yoshiyuki

Original interview here. How to Express Gentleness In Anime — We’ve heard that chief director Higuchi Shinji extended an offer to you. Do you think you can go into detail about that exchange? Aoki: There isn’t much to talk about since one day I suddenly got a Facebook message from him. At first, I thought, … Continue reading Hisone to Masotan: Original Character Designer Aoki Toshinao & Character Designer Ito Yoshiyuki

A Place Further Than The Universe: An Interview With Director Ishizuka Atsuko

Original interview found here. From Fantasy to Reality: The Process of Thorough Interviews — First off, where did you come up with the idea of having high school girls go to Antarctica? Ishizuka Atsuko: When I was working on No Game No Life, I kept talking about how my next venture was going to be … Continue reading A Place Further Than The Universe: An Interview With Director Ishizuka Atsuko

Hisone And Masotan: An Interview With Executive Director Higuchi Shinji & Character Designer Aoki Toshinao

The original video interview can be found on here. The following translation can't be used as subtitles because I did not format it to be used as such.  All images can be found at the official Hisomaso Instagram. Executive Director Higuchi Shinji Working On An Original Anime Higuchi: Ok, when you think about it, anime is something … Continue reading Hisone And Masotan: An Interview With Executive Director Higuchi Shinji & Character Designer Aoki Toshinao

Newtype Mar. 2018, DARLING In The FRANXX – Mechanical Designer Koyama Shigeto

• Adventures with Director Nishigori Atsushi — You’ve worked together with director Nishigori Atsushi on a multitude of works, and both of you joined the industry around the same time. When did you two first meet? Koyama Shigeto: We met during Gunbuster 2: Diebuster (Koyama: mechanical designer, Nishigori: animation director, key animator), but we didn’t … Continue reading Newtype Mar. 2018, DARLING In The FRANXX – Mechanical Designer Koyama Shigeto

Mazinger Z: Infinity’s Director Shimizu Junji

It's the 50th anniversary of Nagai Go and his revolution works. Following tail of the worldwide release of Netflix's Devilman Crybaby, Mazinger Z: Infinity works its way around the globe releasing in theaters worldwide. The US theatrical release is scheduled for February 11th and 12th. Check out if there is a viewing near you here! … Continue reading Mazinger Z: Infinity’s Director Shimizu Junji

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