Gainax

The Future of Anime Studio Gainax – Interview with President Hiroyuki Yamaga and Producer Yasuhiro Takeda

At Connichi 2017, we were given the chance to interview two veterans of the anime industry, and founders of Gainax, President and Director Hiroyuki Yamaga (Mahoromatic, Daicon) and Producer Yasuhiro Takeda (Daicon,...

/ October 16, 2017

The Adaptational Aspirations of UQ Holder! Episode 2

UQ Holder!’s second episode leaves little for me to complain about! In many respects, this is what a good anime adaptation of UQ Holder! should look like. Honestly, if it...

/ October 14, 2017

The Adventure Begins Again in UQ Holder! Episode 1!

The anime adaptation of UQ Holder! – Magister Negi Magi 2 has finally graced the small screen. As a die-hard fan of Negima and a regular reader of UQ Holder,...

/ October 6, 2017

The Shifting Tones Between Work and Play in New Game!!

When New Game! first aired in the summer 2016 season, I enjoyed it a lot. It was comfort food to me. Imagine my surprise when I began watching season 2,...

/ September 26, 2017

The Night is Short, Walk on Girl Q&A with Director Masaaki Yuasa and Producer Eunyoung Choi

The following article is a transcript of a Q&A panel with Masaaki Yuasa, director of The Tatami Galaxy, Lu Over The Wall and The Night is Short, Walk On Girl, and...

/ September 17, 2017

Art of The Anime Gyaru: Good and Bad Representation in My First Girlfriend is a Gal

A recent summer anime that just finished, My First Girlfriend is a Gal, does not do gyaru girls justice at all. Gyaru, aka “Gals” are a popular archetype in animes....

/ September 15, 2017
Mangaka

How Mangaka Get Paid For Their Series and Royalties For Anime

Earlier this week, the mangaka for The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., Shuichi Aso, tweeted that he hasn’t received “a single yen” of royalties from Saiki K. becoming an anime series, or a...

/ September 7, 2017