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

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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

Tomino X Araki: Putting the Breaks on Adapting to Direct?! Part 2

Hello, this is the second part of a chat between Gundam's Tomino and Attack on Titan's Araki. If you missed it, the first part can be found here. Tomino is a rather talkative man so it is a lot of Tomino talking with Araki speaking up every now and then. Regardless, the two talk about … Continue reading Tomino X Araki: Putting the Breaks on Adapting to Direct?! Part 2

Tomino X Araki: Putting the Breaks on Adapting to Direct?! Part 1

In every issue of Animage, Tomino Yoshiyuki (director of Mobile Suit Gundam) has an "Ask Tomino" section where he gives life advice. Recently two books accumulating all of those responses have been released. In the back of these are special talks between him and other directors. This time Tomino chats with Araki Tetsurou, director of … Continue reading Tomino X Araki: Putting the Breaks on Adapting to Direct?! Part 1