It's the birthday of the great Naoko Yamada, one of the youngest and celebrated anime directors of this generation. To celebrate her big day, we're taking a look at how she's grown as a director at Kyoto Animation through the works she has directed. Hit the jump to read on!
It has been 10 years since the Kyoto Animation produced anime, K-ON!, and won over the hearts of many with HTT’s music and antics. To celebrate the anniversary, department store Marui is setting up store and event space at their Shibuya and Hataka branches, offering exclusive goods for sale alongside an exhibition. Hit the jump to go into Fuwa Fuwa Time!
From K-On! through Sound! Euphonium and on to recent films like A Silent Voice, Naoko Yamada has made a name for herself as one of the most unique and talented creators in modern anime. Today let's celebrate the anniversary of one her greatest works, the criminally underwatched Tamako Love Story!
Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory have joined forces to release the 2016 anime theatrical film, A Silent Voice, in a deluxe Bluray + DVD + digital package that will be published in North America on April 02, 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Good news, anime fans! Fathom Events and Eleven Arts are teaming up once again to bring the 2016 film, A Silent Voice (known in Japan as Koe no Katachi), back to U.S. theaters for a special set of screenings in some 500 theaters on January 28 and January 31, 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
The composer for A Silent Voice and now Liz and the Blue Bird, Kensuke Ushio, sat down with us to talk about coprime numbers, working with Naoko Yamada again, and the creative process that went into the creation of Liz and the Blue Bird.
Every year, The Annecy International Animated Film Festival transforms France into the temporary world capitol for animation. Next week, the festival will be hosting a second annual summit for women in animation. With creative staff for animated projects being comprised of more and more women each year, we explore what these shifting dynamics mean for the animation industry at large.
Just in time for the theatrical release of Liz and the Blue Bird (Liz to Aoi Tori in Japanese, alternatively Liz und ein BlauerVogel in German), Kyoto Animation has released a three minute long extended preview video that explores the characters and conflicts of the film. Hit the jump to check it out.
A new key visual and a new 60 second trailer have been published for Liz and the Blue Bird (Liz to Aoi Tori in Japanese, alternatively Liz und ein BlauerVogel in German), an upcoming theatrical anime film that returns to the Kitauji High School concert band club of Sound! Euphonium to examine a friendship in decline. Hit the jump to learn more.
Many of the cast members of Sound! Euphonium will reprise their roles in Liz and the Blue Bird (Liz to Aoi Tori in Japanese, alternatively Liz und ein BlauerVogel in German), an upcoming theatrical anime film that returns to Kitauji High School to tell a story about how music can bring friends together or drive them apart. Hit the jump to learn more.
The main staff, a new key visual, a new teaser trailer, and more story information have all been released for Liz and the Blue Bird (Liz to Aoi Tori in Japanese, alternatively Liz und ein BlauerVogel in German), the newest theatrical film that combines the talents of Naoko Yamada and Kyoto Animation and that will once again explore the turbulent teen years of two members of the Kitauji High School Concert Band Club from Sound! Euphonium. Hit the jump to learn more.
Today, November 28th, is acclaimed director Naoko Yamada's birthday, and we here at Crunchyroll will take any opportunity to celebrate her. Yamada is one of the most compelling figures in the anime industry - usually, directing anime is left to the hard-boiled veterans of the craft, a spot reserved for those whose skill is only matched by their longevity. For Yamada, she was quickly able to demonstrate her vivid storytelling skills at Kyoto Animation - she was able to captain her first television program only a few years after beginning as an in-betweener at the studio.