I just finished a show called Sound of the Sky, animated by A-1 Pictures, and known mostly for looking like K-ON!, but in the military. That’s not really a very good summary of the actual show though. It is a slice-of-life, and the focus is often on these characters learning about themselves and creating relationships, … More Sound of the Sky Quick Thoughts
My understanding of, and definition of, anime has changed a lot over the years. But I’m at a point where I don’t know if I can convince myself that there is a broadly usable definition of “anime”. I think that, in reality, all animation can now be considered anime. That’s not how it’s going to … More What does anime mean?
I just finished a show called Rose of Versailles which aired all the way back in 1979. It is historical fiction about the events leading up to the French Revolution and it closely follows several characters key to them, including Marie Antoinette, our protagonist Oscar, and her stable-hand Andre, as well as many others. If … More Rose of Versailles
Here are some of my rambling thoughts on The Tale of the Princess Kaguya from my first and third time seeing it. I don’t have time right now, but I’m going to go through and hopefully edit this into something more coherent. The first long stretch was taken from a response comment to someone on … More Old, but apt thoughts on The Tale of the Princess Kaguya(spoilers)
I don’t always, or even often, agree with much of the writing on Wave Motion Cannon, but if you are into animation, they do have some pretty worthwhile interviews and stuff. Occasionally some interesting editorial writing too. I don’t agree with everything here either(not by a long shot), but it brings up some interesting thoughts … More RE: Anime Visuals Matter A Lot Actually…
I guess I’ll start by saying that I cry a lot. Certain things hit me hard and I’m not really one to try to hold it in. So maybe my next statement should be taken with a grain of salt, but it took me exactly 4 minutes and 58 seconds to start crying while watching A Silent … More A Silent Voice is a wonderful film.
This might come as a surprise to some, but Attack on Titan is good. I know a lot of people thought it was at first, but over time, a lot of those same people(emphasis on same), joined by many others decided that, no, Attack on Titan, was in fact, not good. Why that is, well, you … More Attack on Titan is a good show
Inspired by the fantastic folks over at Sakugablog, I decided to create my own list of sakuga shows/episodes/moments that I absolutely loved this year. It was a stellar year for anime, in most regards. Production was up, and animator wages and shortages are still highly problematic, but all in all, there was so much new … More The Best Animation of 2016
Writing about sakuga in top tier anime movies is a little bit different than writing about it in TV series. Due to the deadlines and nature of a weekly TV series, they are generally full of stark highs and lows, making it really easy to pick out the best stuff. Movies, on the other hand, with … More 10 Great Anime Movies for Sakuga Fans
#SakugaSpotlight Ryouma Ebata is pretty much known as that guy who animates walking. There is even a term named after his walking animation now: Ebata Walk. Of course there is more to it than that, he is all around an incredibly talented character animator, managing to balance exaggerated movement with more grounded stuff to create very … More Ryouma Ebata Sakuga Spotlight