Author Archives: Kraker2k

A look at the ‘sakuga’ and animation of 2015

Hello and welcome to the wonderful yearly tradition where we talk about how great the “sakuga” was in 2015. This post will focus on the 2D animation output and quality coming from Japan over this past year. For those that … Continue reading

Posted in Anime Insight | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Interview with Kunio Okawara from the Sankei Newspaper

I thought I’d translate a recent article that was published in the Japanese Sankei newspaper around the 08th of August 2015. This article interviews Kunio Okawara(大河原邦男) and also has Masami Obari giving his thoughts on the man. Okawara has been … Continue reading

Posted in Insight | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Mini-Post: Meet Hirotoshi Sano

Today I’d like to write about Hirotoshi Sano. Having a career that has included working as an animator, character designer and an illustrator. His connections run from Yoshinori Kanada to Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. Jump in below to read up more.

Posted in Animators, Mini-Post | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Mini-Post: Atsushi Shigeta Rundown

Keeping up with yesterday’s resolution, here is another quick and short post. Today I’d like to talk about Atsushi Shigeta, an animator not many people may have heard of, but is quite a talented individual. He has worked primarily for … Continue reading

Posted in Animators, Mini-Post | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Mini-Post: Yasushi Muraki Overview

I’m going to attempt to start a new series of posts where I will try and talk about a subject matter in as few words as possible. One of my biggest problems when it comes to writing something is I … Continue reading

Posted in Animators, Mini-Post | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

A look at the ‘sakuga’ and animation of 2014

It’s that jolly old time of the year again where I poke people and they give me words about animation. Here’s a post dedicated to looking at some of the exceptional 2D animation that has come mainly from Japan* over … Continue reading

Posted in Anime Insight | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Gundam Build Fighters – What An Ameijin Show

It was Summer 2013 and Sunrise had just sprang the announcement that they were going to air a brand new Gundam show in the coming Fall. It was going to be about a group of kids playing with Gundam models … Continue reading

Posted in Animators, Anime Insight | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Interview with Masami Obari – Robot Soul Edition

Hello and welcome to another post. I know for a while people have been asking me for another Masami Obari post so I thought I’d write one about the interview from Obari’s 2013 Robot Soul artbook. It’s quite lengthy and … Continue reading

Posted in Animators | 17 Comments

A look at the ‘sakuga’ and animation of 2013

As we come to the end of 2013, it’s time to look back on the year. Here’s a post dedicated to looking at some of the exceptional 2D animation that came from Japan over 2013. For those that are uninitiated, … Continue reading

Posted in Anime Insight | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Quick Summary: “Lets drink and talk about the appeal of Yoshinori Kanada!”

Broadcast: 2013/10/06 – Ustream So today there was Ustream event held where the main topic was the discussion Yoshinori Kanada. If you don’t know who he is check out this post on the man. The participants of the stream were … Continue reading

Posted in Animators | Tagged , , | 3 Comments