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radelgrill:

Sushio at work.

animeslovenija:

Iou Kuroda (Sexy Voice & Robo) started drawing Appleseed Alpha manga in Morning Two. The 3DCG movie was recently released in US (trailer, clip, mashup). Something tells me the manga will be better.

Note: the cover is new, it showed up on Amazon 2 days ago, but Rakuten’s copy is less compressed, the actual announcement was last month. Comic Natalie also reported it both times (1,2).

Can’t wait; this is Kuroda’s first manga in… well, years.

artbooksnat:

Excerpts from Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s story board art of When Marnie was There (思い出のマーニー) included in the art book Hiromasa Yonebayashi Illustrations (Amazon JP | US).

Where were you when Ghibli did yuri?

jpolgar1:

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. 

Space Dandy

Ep 3 Season 2

"Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Baby!"

artbooksnat:

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.

artbooksnat:

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.

artbooksnat:

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.

mikuloctopus:

Insomniac Theater presents:Kill La Kill - Ryūko Matoi

mikuloctopus:

Insomniac Theater presents:
Kill La Kill - Ryūko Matoi

artbooksnat:

Only Yesterday (おもひでぽろぽろ) image board art illustrated by Yoshiyuki Momose (百瀬義行) in Momose Yoshiyuki Studio Ghibli Works (Amazon US | JP).