We visit the Animate store in Shibuya to take a look through their PERSONA5 the Animation exhibit. The exhibit features storyboards, background art, and special merchandise. Click the link to check it out!
Persona 5: The Animation takes the flourish and style of the Phantom Thieves to a new medium. But will it still give us the same sort of thrill as playing the game? I believe that Persona 5 is the perfect game for adaptation into anime and it's only shown good signs so far. Click the link to find out why!
Last Period has been a media mix project in the making since 2015. Now that the anime is finally about to be released, let's look back on what the anime is setting out to achieve, what changes they will be making and what the appeal of the Last Period franchise really is. Hit the link to find out!
Made in Abyss has a lot to offer. A compelling dark fantasy narrative, beautiful and detailed art and one of the best anime soundtracks within the medium. Hit the link to find out why Made in Abyss is the best anime of 2017 and why it deserves your vote for The Anime Awards!
Find out if you'd be able to live amongst the penguins in the frozen seventh continent. The A Place Further Than The Universe team had to learn, now try out our condensed Summer Training Camp by hitting the link to our quiz!
Pop Team Epic is a fan favourite comedy anime, where all the creators are in on the joke. Let's explore the diverse staff that took a part in this project and what Pop Team Epic means to them as creators. Click the link to find out more!
It was certainly a surprise when Studio Trigger took the opportunity to announce three new anime projects at Anime Expo this year. One would have been more than enough, but it now feels like we always have something to look forward to from the fan-favourite studio. The first is DARLING in the FRANXX, a sci-fi series directed by Atsushi Nishigori and produced in collaboration with A-1 Pictures. It’s also the upcoming series that I’m the most excited for. Here’s why.
From the very moment WIT Studio President George Wada saw it on the shelf, the art was a major part of The Ancient Magus’ Bride’s appeal. Just from the cover of the original manga, you can see the appeal of its rustic British charm. George Wada was one such person who was drawn into this world and made the decision to adapt The Ancient Magus’ Bride into an anime after seeing an iconic page. Hit the jump to read more!
Are you ready to challenge your anime industry knowledge? Take on this difficult quiz to see how well you know the anime industry!
What does the typical anime of 2027 look like? Will it have mechs? Will there be romance? While we can’t predict the future, it’s worth discussing this: Will anime in the future be typically produced in 2D or 3D?
Recovery of an MMO Junkie is the newest addition to an increasingly popular genre, covering MMORPGs, games in which you interact with other people within a huge open world. Whilst the “isekai” genre (series about regular people being brought into a fantasy world) has gotten so popular that contest organisers have had to ban entries, few seek to explore the nature of escapism itself, focusing on the person behind the fantasy. In this case, an unemployed 30 year old woman attempting to reinvent herself. Let’s meet some of the people making the original manga by Rin Kokuyo into an anime!
Those who managed to make it to a screening of the first three episodes of The Ancient Magus’ Bride will already know what to expect from this title. A story of magic, tragedy and finding a new family, The Ancient Magus’ Bride is one of the most high profile additions to the Fall 2017 season. For those that missed it, The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Those Awaiting A Star is still available to watch on Crunchyroll and can serve as a primer of what to expect in the upcoming series since it features the same staff and cast as the TV series.
Callum May introduces 18if's most fascinating element: Its dedication towards creative individuality. Whether it's depressing, exciting, or just plain weird, 18if refuses to be normal. Hit the jump to read how the series has unleashed the creativity and uniqueness of its many creators!
Callum May investigates further into Haoliners, focusing on the recent productions by their Japanese branch, Emon Japan, lead by former Gonzo President Shouji Murahama. With both The Silver Guardian and A Centaur's Life illustrating the future of Chinese-Japanese co-productions, Emon Japan is a studio to keep an eye on.
The ability to make viewers laugh, tune in each week, and buy the merchandise is an anime screenwriter's dream. With shows like Monster Strike, Time Bokan 24, and Yo-Kai Watch under his belt, screenwriter Yoichi Kato has dominated the kids comedy anime market with a stream of successful shows. Callum May dives into the career of Yoichi Kato and what has made him so successful as a writer.