Heike Monogatari Episode 9 – A Visual Masterclass | GITM Podcast Ep. 107

I couldn't stop thinking about the anime Heike Monogatari so I decided to make another episode on it - this time, I'm focusing on Episode 9, storyboarded and directed by the amazing Ryouhei Takeshita. This week, I try my best to go into depth on what I think makes this episode a standout one in … Continue reading Heike Monogatari Episode 9 – A Visual Masterclass | GITM Podcast Ep. 107

Heike Monogatari’s Approach To Visual Storytelling | GITM Podcast Ep. 105

Heike Monogatari kind of came out of nowhere and already there's so much to unpack from a visual perspective. In this episode, I attempt to break down this anime's approach to visual storytelling by going through the work of the various storyboard aritsts & episodes directors that featured on Episodes 1-4. How does it's approach … Continue reading Heike Monogatari’s Approach To Visual Storytelling | GITM Podcast Ep. 105

When Animation Direction Changes Everything (In Anime) | GITM Podcast Ep. 103

In anime, animation direction is incredibly important - it has the ability to change our entire understanding of an episode and can help convey the ideas that the creatives are attempting to convey. In this week's episode, I take a closer look at how this can really affect out experience as viewers and what we … Continue reading When Animation Direction Changes Everything (In Anime) | GITM Podcast Ep. 103

Sonny Boy – Episode 8’s Incredible Direction | GITM Podcast Ep. 102

Sonny Boy has blown me away countless times and the eighth episode of the anime storyboarded by Keiichirō Saitō honestly took it to another level. In this week's episode I want to break down my thoughts on the way this episode was directed and get to the bottom of why it's so effective at making … Continue reading Sonny Boy – Episode 8’s Incredible Direction | GITM Podcast Ep. 102

Mecha Anime Was Always About The Characters | GITM Podcast Ep. 101

Mecha anime pretty much always concerns the characters in it. Although this may sound like a fact to some, other people have a different viewpoint. In this episode of the podcast, I attempt to counter the idea that some mecha anime are focused mostly on 'the mechas' while others do on 'the characters'. Get In … Continue reading Mecha Anime Was Always About The Characters | GITM Podcast Ep. 101

The Talking Dog’s Tale – Exploring Sonny Boy 08 & Keiichirō Saitō’s Direction

After watching Keiichirō Saitō's first storyboarded episode of Sonny Boy (Episode Three, 'The Cat Who Wore Sandals'), my expectations for this series had already been surpassed. From the excellent shift in lighting, made complete by debut animation director Nobuhide Kariya, to his use of several visceral close-ups, Saitō had already made his mark on this … Continue reading The Talking Dog’s Tale – Exploring Sonny Boy 08 & Keiichirō Saitō’s Direction

The End of Evangelion’s First Act | GITM Podcast Ep. 100 (Part 1)

We finally made it. On the 100th episode and first part of the season finale of Get In The Mecha, let's discuss the first part of The End of Evangelion (1997), directed by Hideaki Anno & Kazuya Tsurumaki. Blurring the lines between beast, human & robot, Anno & Tsurumaki's direction and loads more this week. … Continue reading The End of Evangelion’s First Act | GITM Podcast Ep. 100 (Part 1)