Jan 3, 2011 0
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Jan 3, 2011 0
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Aug 16, 2010 0
Going to try and resurrect some old post themes this week, to see if I can get some “appointment internet” going while I work on some long form posts in the background.
This particular Animator AMV for Toshiyuki Inoue’s work got a strong reaction from the audience when I played it during my MADstravaganza panel at Amecon this past weekend. The panel in its original form started life as an animator focussed panel 3 years ago, but gradually broadened to include everything I like that doesn’t get covered in other panels at UK conventions. Which at this point also includes anime and manga…
This year I decided to drop a couple of Animator AMVs back into the panel to gauge the response. I’ve already built a decent sized audience now, so I can see what else I can throw at them. I was pleased with the responses they got, and this one in particular got a strong response. I was left with the impression that it’s not so much that people don’t have animators whose work they like, it’s more that they don’t know they do.
One of the big inspirations for that first panel in 2007, was Tony Robinson’s Stay Tooned show for the BBC. It took what was a standard cartoon compilation programme that the BBC would run after Grandstand, and added a layer of education to it. In half an hour you could learn who made the different cartoons and what the different elements were that they brought to it. Without that, I don’t think Tex Avery and Bob Clampett would have clicked with me in the same way, and I think that little bit of information needed to join the dots is what the majority of anime viewers lack.
Oct 13, 2008 0
Turns out that apart from linking to one for my first MADstravaganza panel notes, I’ve not posted a Masaaki Yuasa video yet. Well here’s one I’d overlooked from this year, that mainly focuses on his earlier, funnier work.
Oct 6, 2008 0
Denno Coil, Fullmetal Alchemist, Gurren Lagann, Noein, One Piece Movie 6, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time – Mukouda’s c.v. contains all the usual suspects for this feature! Here’s a whole load of clips of Mukouda’s nice naturalistic looking human movement. Well maybe. The poster of the video does say it is speculation to a degree. But there you go.
Sep 29, 2008 0
I’ve oft stated my love of characters just running for no reason in anime openings, well here’s a whole load in one lump! The video is marked as a test version, so I expect there’s more to come.
Aug 18, 2008 1
It’s MAD Monday time again~!
Tadashi Hiramtsu is primarily know for his GAINAX work, but he’s worked a whole of heap of other A+ neato shows like Denno Coil, the OP for BECK, Gad Guard (I need to get that at some point as it seems to have had so many good animators pop in on it), Paranoia Agent, and The Cat Returns.
He’s had a movie adaptation of Ghost Rhapsody on the boil for years, but nothing seems to have come to light yet.
AniPages Daily has a translated interview with him here.
And here’s the MAD. Music is “HIT IN AMERICA” by BEAT CRUSADERS. Be warned the sound mix on this is a out of whack at points.
Apr 7, 2008 0
A new sakuga MAD has shown up on youtube for Hiroyuki Imaishi with some new clips (obv. a certain drill based mecha show makes a showing):
Feb 25, 2008 0
This was posted by sazankasan1234 today. It’s some work by Takeshi Honda, who most recently was the character designer and chief animator on Denno Coil. As part of GAINAX he worked on Gunbuster, Nadia, Otaku no Video, Evangelion. Other animation work can be found on Giant Robo, Tenchi Muyo, Perfect Blue, Naruto the Movie, Paranoia Agent. Lots of nice running/walking in this video, including credits running from Nadia. I’ve long said that anime with people running for no reason in the credits is a sign of a good show. I may expound upon that later this week, as I think I can actually back that up with some proper thoughts on the theory, rather than it just being a gut feeling.