Sushio at work.
Can’t wait; this is Kuroda’s first manga in… well, years.
Where were you when Ghibli did yuri?
Around April of last year my friend, Jamie Vickers, encouraged Ben Li and I to apply to animate on Masaaki Yuasa’s “Space Dandy” episode. Yuasa-san was apparently looking for international animators and posted about it on his Facebook wall. We turned in our reels and promptly got the gig.
I decided to only take on four shots just to feel it out and to make sure I got it all in on time.
The Carpaccio animation and shadow passes weren’t used in the final cut, but I decided to include them for this post to show what was turned in and approved. The rest of the drawings I did came through though! Very exciting to see the final animation all cleaned up, colored and cut together.
Yuasa-san was very open to us using Flash to animate our shots. The production took the final keys (genga’s), printed them out, retraced onto paper and inbetweened those drawings. It’s a pretty wild pipeline, but it totally worked. I am grateful to have experienced working under one of my most favorite directors, Masaaki Yuasa-san.
If granted the opportunity I would like to do more animations for Yuasa-san and other overseas productions in the future. For now I will continue working on my personal project that I aim to get done before the end of the year.
Ep 3 Season 2
"Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Baby!"
Gogo Yubari, The Bride, and O-Ren Ishii front and center for this Yoshihiko Umakoshi (馬越嘉彦) Kill Bill: Vol. 1 illustration in Animage Magazine.
Excerpts from Masaaki Yuasa’s (湯浅政明) image board and concept designs for Space Dandy (スペース☆ダンディ) episode #16—-for which he was also the director.
Insomniac Theater presents:
Kill La Kill - Ryūko Matoi