The Talking Dog’s Tale – Exploring Sonny Boy 08 & Keiichiro Saito’s Direction

After watching Keiichiro Saito'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 & Keiichiro Saito’s Direction

4:3 in Anime – The Aspect Ratio Gaining Significance With Time

Aspect Ratios are something I think about constantly, mostly because they are a component of film that simply are not thought about enough (and I tend to be a bit of a contrarian).  Within some of my previous content, I have thought about what makes the 2.35:1 cinematic aspect ratio transformative for our understanding of … Continue reading 4:3 in Anime – The Aspect Ratio Gaining Significance With Time