Ode to Anime Directors – Shinji Takamatsu

I feel like doing the same thing over and over again for months on end is boring, so why not change things up in April, the month of pranks and spring cleaning? If there’s one thing that I’ve learnt while watching years of simulcasts go by, and it’s even been noted in the Ode to... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – 8-bit

Stars Align’s put my eye towards these guys. If I wanted to catch the seasonal train on Stars Align, I’m a bit late, but…welp, the post in this series that I want to write on ID: INVADED’s studio NAZ is not going anywhere. There’s just not enough info out there for it, not to mention... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – Science Saru

Eizouken is making waves this season, so it’s time to set our sights on this small studio backed by a big name. Keep Your Hands off Eizouken! gives insight into the animation business as seen from the animators’ points of view, so it’s perfect for something like this, I think. Science Saru started on the... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – Doga Kobo

Welp, we’re getting to the more questionable and obscure studios at this point… …I think most of the studios after this one are really controversial studios (Gonzo, A-1), studios I didn’t really know how to tackle (JC Staff, Brain’s Base) or fairly new studios which only get their attention from the sakuga community (Orange, Colorido).... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – Studio 3Hz

I'm trying a little something with this post... Between Flip Flappers, Princess Principal and the most recent (but not ongoing) entry into their oeuvre Blackfox, this studio’s become one to watch. This studio’s name is actually pronounced “3 Hertz”, not “3-H-Z” or whatever else you might think it is. It’s formed from ex-Kinema Citrus staff... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – Wit Studio

Arguably, Wit Studio’s biggest work is one I haven’t watched… Wit Studio is currently working on Vinland Saga, plus some other works we haven’t caught much wind of yet like the Netflix-bound music anime Vampire in the Garden, so it’s a good time as any to shine a spotlight on them. This studio, founded on June... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – Ufotable

With Kimetsu no Yaiba airing right now, it seems like a good time to write about ufotable. The interesting thing is that I’ve always pronounced the studio’s name “u-fot-able”, but it should be (according to the katakana) pronounced “yu-fo-table”…not that it makes much of a difference from pronouncing each of the letters in “UFO” separately,... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – Kyoto Animation

…for once, this post series can actually be relevant to current discussions…although that has its own set of inherent risks… Kyoto Animation, known as “KyoAni” for short, is known for distinctive visuals, its fair work practices and, within the anime community, it has some degree of infamy for its fans…which is why I’ve been so... Continue Reading →

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