"Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress" Employs TV Anime's First Makeup Artist

Animate Times has profiled Chief Makeup Animator, Sachiko Matsumoto

Among the remarkable elements of WIT STUDIO's steamtech zombie series Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is TV anime's first credited Chief Makeup Animator. Animate Times has profiled Sachiko Matsumoto, previously worked on the production teams of WIT's Hōzuki no Reitetsu anime, and Production I.G's Guilty Crown and Gost in the Shell: Arise, along with showing examples of the work. 


The extra attention to the characters' faces and hairs allows cuts of the anime to capture the details in classic character designer Haruhiko Mikimoto's (Macross, Gunbuster, Gundam 0080) original work, along with the nuance of the phsyical and emotional effects of the action on the characters. In a new step in the anime production, software called VPaint Animation is used to apply pencil or brush textures.



There's also a demo of Wit's TVPaint work


There's also a look at the series character designs



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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