2000 Lightyears into Sonny Boy – Interview with Shingo Natsume

Shingo Natsume is one of the greatest anime directors of today's generation. Having moved from the video game to the animation industry in the early 2000s, he became associated...

Tonko House’s Oni: Thunder God’s Tale – A technical tour de force

On June 17th, 2022, American animation studio Tonko House held a Work-in-Progress panel dedicated to their subsequent work, the Netflix series Oni: Thunder God's Tale. While it...

A Glimpse of Garden of Remembrance with Naoko Yamada

On Wednesday, June 15th, 2022, Naoko Yamada was at the Annecy festival to hold a work-in-progress session about her subsequent work in studio Science Saru: Garden of Remembrance....

Sakuga Espresso

Sakuga Espresso is our column about appreciating great animation in a format short enough to be read along with a shot of Espresso. ☕️ What makes a scene stand out? How do the drawings convey emotions? Join us as we breakdown what makes stunning animation....
What’s the deal with slice-of-life anime?

What’s the deal with slice-of-life anime?

2022’s Winter anime season came and went pretty fast but it was an enjoyable one nonetheless.  Out of the many shows that aired during the weekends over the last twelve weeks, it was the slice-of-life anime that stood out from the rest for me.  This season led to the...

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What’s hidden in Studio La Cachette?

What’s hidden in Studio La Cachette?

French animation studio La Cachette, created in 2013, has in recent years become a presence that animation fans worldwide can't ignore. After their first viral short, Kairos, they have become famous for their work on the 2019 series Primal, for which they have done...

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Scale, Space & Ranking of Kings’ Visual Worldbuilding

Scale, Space & Ranking of Kings’ Visual Worldbuilding

Ranking of Kings is a ‘big’ anime for various reasons.  First of all, this series serves as Yousuke Hatta’s debut as a series director.  Hatta has made leaps and bounds of progress in the past few years, featuring as a storyboard artist and episode director on many of...

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