Kazuya Masumoto, a producer at Studio Trigger, known for working on hits such as Promare, Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, SSSS.GRIDMAN, and many more productions at Trigger and the previous incarnation of anime studio at Gainax, has released a handbook on anime production from the production desk side, rather than as an animator. Learn more about the handbook after the jump!
In our final piece on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected anime in Japan, Crunchyroll Japan Correspondent Daryl Harding spoke to various animators, studio heads, and producers to get the inside word on the current state of the anime industry and the biggest issues companies face in the aftermath. Read on for the full story!
After 20 years since they were last on Japanese store selves, Khara announced yesterday that the animation company has released the 'Groundwork of Evangelion' anime production books that focuses on the key animation of the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV anime series for the first time in 20 years exclusively on digital platforms for the first time. Check out some pages from the books after the jump!
Akira anime film producer Shigeru Watanabe went to Twitter with one question, "why do Google and Wikipedia cite Akira's budget as 1.1 billion yen when that amount is too high?" Thankfully, Twitter user and Katsuhiro Otomo researcher Junya Suzuki came to Watanabe's aid, helping correct some 32-year-old incorrect information on the legendary anime film. Read on to learn the information for yourself!
Weathering with You finally released on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan yesterday and to celebrate the release, director Shinkai went to Twitter to share some very early pre-production and some very late post-production secrets on the film. Check them out after the jump!
The Hawks/Endeavor vs. Nomu fight in the last few episodes of season 4 of the My Hero Academia TV anime was some of the best animation in the franchise, and to re-ignite the passion the official Twitter account released two behind-the-scenes sequences from the fight. Go beyond the jump to check them out!
The official Japanese Twitter account for the My Hero Academia anime franchise has been sharing some really epic behind-the-scenes from the previous season of the TV anime, including the key animation of one of the best scenes in the franchise as a whole, the 'Hero Too' performance. Go plus ultra after the jump and check it out!