Nagaru Tanigawa Time Travel Thought Piece translation

In the October 2009 edition of “The Sneaker” magazine, Haruhi Suzumiya author Nagaru Tanigawa wrote a piece called “A Study in August” which related to the time loop arc known as “Endless Eight” which was ongoing in the 2009 anime edition of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. It was later re-printed in the Haruhi novel fanbook in June 2011. Here is a translation of that piece.

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Sound! Euphonium Our Promise booklet roundtable translation

This is a newly translated roundtable from the booklet included with the Japanese home video release of Sound! Euphonium ~Our Promise: A Brand New Day~. It features the four main Kyoto Animation staff talking about production on the film without spoiling the film itself. Enjoy!

Director: Tatsuya Ishihara
Character Designer/Chief Animation Director: Shoko Ikeda
Chief Unit Director: Naoko Yamada
Chief Animation Director: Futoshi Nishiya

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Sound! Euphonium Our Promise pamphlet interview

This is a newly translated roundtable from the pamphlet sold at Japanese theatres in April 2019 that introduced Sound! Euphonium ~Our Promise: A Brand New Day~ to audiences. It features the four main Kyoto Animation staff talking about production on the film without spoiling the film itself. Enjoy!

Director: Tatsuya Ishihara
Character Designer/Chief Animation Director: Shoko Ikeda
Chief Unit Director: Naoko Yamada
Chief Animation Director: Futoshi Nishiya

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Free! Timeless Medley Roundtable #2: Digital & Background Staff

This is a newly translated roundtable featuring the staff involved with the digital and background portions of Free! Timeless Medley (background art, painting, compositing, 3D animation). It was published in the “This is Who We Are Now!! 2017” book sold alongside tickets to the 2017 KyoAni & Do Event.

“Looking Back at Our Works”

Free! Timeless Medley

Interview 2:

Art Director: Jouji Unoguchi
Color Setting: Yuuka Yoneda
Director of Photography: Kazuya Takao
3D Director: Yuji Shibata

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Free! Timeless Medley Roundtable #1: Hand-drawn Animation Staff

This is a newly translated roundtable featuring the staff involved with the hand-drawn animation portion of Free! Timeless Medley (key animation and in-betweens). It was published in the “This is Who We Are Now!! 2017” book sold alongside tickets to the 2017 KyoAni & Do Event.

“Looking Back at Our Works”

Free! Timeless Medley

Interview 1:

Director: Eisaku Kawanami
Character Designer: Futoshi Nishiya
Prop Designer: Seiichi Akitake

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Myriad Colors Phantom World Roundtable #2: Digital & Background Staff

This is a newly translated roundtable featuring the staff involved with the digital and background portions of Myriad Colors Phantom World (background art, painting, compositing, 3D animation). It was published in the “This is Who We Are Now!! 2017” book sold alongside tickets to the 2017 KyoAni & Do Event.

Looking Back on Our Works

Myriad Colors Phantom World

Roundtable 2: Background/Coloring/3D Staff

Art Director: Mikiko Watanabe

Color Designer: Kana Miyata

3D Director: Rin Yamamoto

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Myriad Colors Phantom World Roundtable #1: Hand-drawn Animation Staff

This is a newly translated roundtable featuring the staff involved with the hand-drawn animation portion of Myriad Colors Phantom World (key animation and in-betweens). It was published in the “This is Who We Are Now!! 2017” book sold alongside tickets to the 2017 KyoAni & Do Event.

Looking Back on Our Works

Myriad Colors Phantom World

Roundtable 1: Hand-drawn Animation Staff

 

Director: Tatsuya Ishihara

Character Designer: Kazumi Ikeda

Prop Designer: Hiroshi Karata

Phantom Designer: Shinpei Sawa

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Roundtable #2: Digital/Background Staff

This is a newly translated roundtable featuring the staff involved with the digital and background portion of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (backgrounds, painting, compositing, 3D). It was published in the “This is Who We Are Now!! 2017” book sold alongside tickets to the 2017 KyoAni & Do Event.

“Looking Back at Our Works”

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Interview 2:

Art Director: Mikiko Watanabe
Color Designer: Yuuka Yoneda
Director of Photography: Akihiro Ura
3D Director: Norihiro Tomita
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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Roundtable #1: Hand-drawn Animation Staff

This is a newly translated roundtable featuring the staff involved with the hand-drawn animation portion of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (key animation and in-betweens). It was published in the “This is Who We Are Now!! 2017” book sold alongside tickets to the 2017 KyoAni & Do Event.

“Looking Back at Our Works”

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Roundtable 1:

Director: Yasuhiro Takemoto
Character Designer: Miku Kadowaki
Chief Animation Director: Nobuaki Maruki
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New title: Sound Euphonium Films Preview Interview

This is another translation that I originally translated in 2017 to run on another site, but due to various circumstances, it was never run. With the recent arson incident, I’m posting these so that they’re out in the public for people to read. This is a preview interview from the “This is Who We Are Now! 2017” book from Kyoto Animation released in 2017 to coincide with the event that year.

New Movie Interview:

Sound! Euphonium
Kumiko’s year becoming 2nd years/Liz and the Blue Bird

Directors: Tatsuya Ishihara/Naoko Yamada

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