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

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