Animation fundamentals – A short history of Layout

In my previous post, I mentioned that I would make a follow-up about the role of the layout in the production process of anime, so here it is. However, here, I also hope to show...

Animation fundamentals – Layout and storyboard, what’s the difference ?

You may have already seen sakuga fans complimenting cuts, and especially something that they call “layouts” ; on the other hand, when they talk about the cinematography or...

Animation Fundamentals – Timing and Spacing

Animation is an art, but it’s also a craft. And it is precisely by understanding the craft that you get to understand the art, how it works, and what it means. The goal of this...

Gunnm – Yukito Kishiro Panel in Paris

Following his attendance at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Yukito Kishiro, the manga author behind Gunnm, better known as Battle Angel Alita in English, held a panel in Paris to which a small selection of fans was invited to. The French publisher for...

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A glimpse at Tomiket

Through my visit to the 7th edition of Tomiket, we would like to dive into what makes the soul of niche Otaku events in Japan. How do Japanese fans express and share their passion for specific interests, and what can you expect out of them?Like our content? Feel free...

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Interview – Terumi Nishii

This summer, a few days following the release of Saint Seiya Knights of the Zodiac on Netflix, we met with the show's Character Designer Terumi Nishii in Tokyo. Ms. Nishii is a prolific Character Designer well known for her designs on shows such as Mawaru Penguindrum...

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Interview – Masashi Kudo

Masashi Kudo is well known for being the Character Designer for the adaptation of the popular Shonen Manga Bleach. In more recent times he also has made his directorial debut on shows such as Sanrio Boys and Chain Chronicles and has had an overall round out career....

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Interview – 40 Years of Shoji Kawamori

During the month of June, an exhibition celebrating Shoji Kawamori's career 40th anniversary was held at Tokyo Dome City's Gallery AaMo. Mr. Kawamori is one of Japan's most famous Mecha designers and the face associated with the Macross series. Aside from his work as...

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