Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions – Take On Me! Roundtable #1: Hand-drawn Animation Staff

Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions – Take On Me! Roundtable #1: Hand-drawn Animation Staff

This is a newly translated roundtable featuring the staff involved with the hand-drawn animation portion of Love, Chuniybo, & Other Delusions – Take On Me (key animation and in-betweens). It was published in the “This is Who We Are Now!! 2019” book sold alongside tickets to the 2019 KyoAni & Do Event and sold individually.

Looking back at our works 2019

Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions – Take On Me –

Interview 1:

Director: Tatsuya Ishihara
Character Designer/Chief Animation Director: Kazumi Ikeda
Prop Design: Hiroyuki Takahashi

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Violet Evergarden Roundtable #2: Digital & Background Staff

Violet Evergarden Roundtable #2: Digital & Background Staff

This is a newly translated roundtable featuring the staff involved with the digital and background portions of Violet Evergarden (background art, painting, compositing, 3D animation). It was published in the “This is Who We Are Now!! 2019” book sold alongside tickets to the 2019 KyoAni & Do Event and sold individually.

“Looking Back at Our Works”

Violet Evergarden series

Interview 2:

Art Director: Mikiko Watanabe
Color Designer: Yuuka Yoneda
Director of Composition: Kohei Funamoto
3D Director: Rin Yamamoto

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Violet Evergarden Roundtable #1: Hand-drawn Animation Staff

Violet Evergarden Roundtable #1: Hand-drawn Animation Staff

This is a newly translated roundtable featuring the staff involved with the hand-drawn animation portion of Violet Evergarden (key animation and in-betweens). It was published in the “This is Who We Are Now!! 2019” book sold alongside tickets to the 2019 KyoAni & Do Event.

“Looking Back at Our Works”

Violet Evergarden

Roundtable 1:

Series Director: Haruka Fujita
Character Designer/Chief Animation Director: Akiko Takase
Prop Designer: Hiroyuki Takahashi
Prop Designer: Minoru Oota

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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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New title: Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions Take On Me 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 work interview:

Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions – Take On Me –

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Sound! Euphonium The Movie ~ May the melody reach you! Staff Discussion

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 from the Sound! Euphonium The Movie ~ May the melody reach you! pamphlet published in 2017.

Staff Discussion

Director: Taichi Ogawa
General Manager: Tatsuya Ishihara
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Sound! Euphonium 2 Series Director Naoko Yamada 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 from the Sound! Euphonium 2 fanbook published by Kyoto Animation in 2017.

Series Director Naoko Yamada

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