Kamichu! #14 – Animating from under the kotatsu

Kamichu! #14 – Animating from under the kotatsu

 You can read a breakdown of the first episode of Kamichu here ! If you know a bit about the Japanese lifestyle, or if you’ve seen enough anime, you may be aware of the fact that most Japanese houses have this thing called a kotatsu : a table covered by a futon under...

Sakuga expresso #14 – Yu Yu Hakusho

We’ve talked about the idea of “off-model” on this series before : to ensure that, in a show where different animators with different styles work together, the visual identity stays the same, the anime production process has some special measures....
Sakuga Expresso #5 – My Hero Academia

Sakuga Expresso #5 – My Hero Academia

What makes Yutaka Nakamura’s animation so special ? There are a lot of potential answers to that question, but here’s mine : among other things, it comes from the incredible sense of fluidity his animation has. To put it in other words, it feels like his characters...
Character animation done right : Kamichu ! #01 breakdown

Character animation done right : Kamichu ! #01 breakdown

Kamichu !’s first episode is pretty much a self-contained story, and that’s why it works so well : in 24 minutes, it establishes its characters and setting, quickly reaches a narrative and thematic climax, and resolves it with a beautiful confession scene in the sky....