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...

Sakuga Espresso

Sakuga Espresso is a daily 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...

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...

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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Interview with Shinichiro Watanabe

Without a doubt one of the most well-known directors in the anime industry, Shinichiro Watanabe directed some of the most acclaimed anime series. He has provided us with some unique shows in the form of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo and is still regarded today as...

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