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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 can learn when we make ourselves more aware of this important credit.


(Main) Creatives Mentioned In This Episode: Masaaki YuasaShinya OhiraKai IkarashiKiyotaka OshiyamaEunyoung ChoiYoshimichi Kameda

(Main) Anime Mentioned In This Episode: The Hakkenden, SSSS.Dynazenon, Space Dandy

Timestamps (Audio Version):

0:00 – Intro

1:26 – Context

3:35 – Case Study 1 – The Hakkenden Episode 10

7:33 – Case Study 2 – SSSS.Dynazenon Episode 10

11:33 – Case Study 3 – Space Dandy

15:58 – Animation is a Craft

18:41 – Outro + Music Credits

Music In This Episode:

Synth Wave by Alex by Alex McCulloch

Mandatory Overtime by Joth

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