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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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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A Silent Voice Sound Staff Roundtable

This is from the A Silent Voice “making of” book published by Kyoto Animation in 2016. I translated this for another site, but it never got ran on it. With the ongoing incident at KyoAni, I wanted to share some of these translations that were finished, but never seen publicly.

Director x Sound Staff Roundtable
Naoko Yamada x Yota Tsuruoka x Kensuke Ushio

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Sound! Euphonium Roundtable: Director Tatsuya Ishihara, Series Director Naoko Yamada, & Author Ayano Takeda

This is a translation of the (long) roundtable discussion between Director Ishihara, Series Director Yamada, and Author Takeda that was published in the Sound! Euphonium Official Fanbook (published on September 25, 2015 by Takarajimasha). Thanks to @yuyucow, @tadamari, and @animenewsdotbiz for their comments and reviews.

Director x Series Director x Author Roundtable

Director:

Tatsuya Ishihara
Anime director at Kyoto Animation. Previous works directed include Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!, Nichijou, and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

Series Director:

Naoko Yamada
Anime director/animator at Kyoto Animation. Previous works directed include K-On!, Tamako Market, and the award-winning Tamako Love Story.

Author:

Ayano Takeda
Author. Debuted with “Today, We Breathed Together” in 2013. Also in 2013, Sound! Euphonium was published; currently there are 3 volumes and a collection of shorts published. Continue reading

2011 Japan Cultural Affairs Department Kyoto Art Festival – KyoAni roundtable

Forgive the long title, but that pretty much sums up what this translation is covering. In 2011, the Japanese Cultural Affairs Department held an art festival in Kyoto from October 29 to November 23. On November 3rd, the local animation studio, Kyoto Animation, had three of its employees come to talk and give input about the company. I found a blog that gave a good transcript of the roundtable and thought people would be interested in a translation of it. (images used w/o permission from the owners)

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