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Makoto Shinkai’s Japan: Suzume no Tojimari Review

A spoiler free review of Your Name fame anime director Makoto Shinkai’s latest movie Suzume no Tojimari, which just released in Japan.

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[Made in Asia 2022] Interview with Shin’ya Ohira

Exlusive interview with legendary animator Shin'ya Ohira during his visit at the Made in Asia 2022 in Belgium.

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Understanding Urusei Yatsura

The Urusei Yatsura manga and anime are heavily dependent on their production and reception contexts. Without this context, any new Urusei Yatsura media is bound to be fundamentally…

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INU-OH Is A Film About Artists, For Artists

An analysis of the themes in Masaaki Yuasa's new hit movie Inu-Oh, what it means to artists and how it relates to the current industry.

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[Japan Expo 2022] Interview with Mamoru Yokota

An interview with animator and illustrator Mamoru Yokota, animation director on Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai.

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[Japan Expo 2022] Interview with Junichi Hayama

Interview with Character Designer and animator Hayama Junichi, best known for his work on Fist of the North Star and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

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2000 Lightyears into Sonny Boy – Interview with Shingo Natsume

At this year's Annecy International Animation Film Festival we had the opportunity to meet with Sonny Boy director Shingo Natsume.

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Tonko House’s Oni: Thunder God’s Tale – A technical tour de force

A first look at award winning Tonko House’s next project, a collaboration with Mari Okada, Oni: Thunder God’s Tale

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A Glimpse of Garden of Remembrance with Naoko Yamada

A summary of Naoko Yamada and Eunyoung Choi’s presentation of Garden of Remembrance at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

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Healing the anime industry – The production of Healer Girl, Halloween Pajama and the role of JAniCA – Interview with Yasuhiro Irie

Director Yasuhiro Irie discusses the production of the original anime Healer Girl, Halloween Pajama and the activities of JAniCA.

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What’s the deal with slice-of-life anime?

What’s the deal with Slice of Life anime? What is the attraction? What keeps us fascinated?

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What’s hidden in Studio La Cachette?

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Sakuga Espresso – Dirty Pair, Satoru Utsunomiya

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The legacy of Monsieur Onion on Battle Heroine Drawings – Interview with Character Designer Hisashi Kagawa

An interview with Sailor Moon animation director Hisashi Kagawa about his career, working at Monsieur Onion Production.

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Sakuga Espresso – Sailor Moon, Hisashi Kagawa

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Alternatively Progressing into FLCL – Notes on the FLCL Sequels

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Sakuga Espresso – FLCL Progressive, Yuuta Araki

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Voyage through Outer Space #01 – Leiji Matsumoto’s Roman

The post Voyage through Outer Space #01 – Leiji Matsumoto’s Roman appeared first on Full Frontal.

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Savin Yeatman-Eiffel about The 2 Queens & Saya no Uta’s adaptation – Interview [Archive – 02/2017]

An interview with Oban Star Racers director Savin Yeatman-Eiffel conducted in February 2017 about Oban, The 2 Queens, and Saya no Uta.

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Toshiyuki Inoue discusses three decades of Mitsuo Iso – Interview

Legendary animator Toshiyuki Inoue discusses his relationship to animator and director Mitsuo Iso for The Orbital Children's release.

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Sakuga Expresso – Dennou Coil

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Scale, Space & Ranking of Kings’ Visual Worldbuilding

Ranking of Kings is a ‘big’ anime for various reasons. First of all, this series serves as Yousuke Hatta’s debut as a series director.

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Sakuga Espresso – Tiger Mask W – Naotoshi Shida

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What to expect of fullfrontal.moe going into 2022

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Sakuga expresso – Kids on the slope

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Another Look At Heike Monogatari’s Incredible Final Act

Although it was a short affair, Heike Monogatari was able to deliver a phenomenal experience from start to finish.

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Sakuga Espresso – Heike Monogatari

A visual analysis of the climax scene to the ninth episode of Heike Monogatari through the lens of cinematography.

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Production Committees – Understanding the Anime Business Model

Today, as sakuga discourse has become increasingly prevalent within anime fandom, more people have become aware of anime’s production process and some of the business behind it, notably…

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Honey and Clover

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New Rock and Happy End – Origins of Japanese Rock

Japanese Rock and Pop music has, through the 21st century, become an undoubtedly global phenomenon with genres like J-Pop, J-Rock reaching

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The talents of French Animation

Japanese animation holds a special place in the world scene and among fandoms for its diversity and championing of 2D animation techniques.

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What Sonny Boy Can Teach Us About Living In Times Of Uncertainty

An essay about how the anime Sonny Boy translates the experience of living through the trying times that these past years have been.

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From Daicon to IV Mad Max – Interview with Mahiro Maeda [Archive, July 2016]

Interview with Studio Khara's Mahiro Maeda done July 2016. He discusses his encounter with Hideaki Anno and the abandoned Mad Max anime

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Belle: Mamoru Hosoda’s Most International Film

With Belle, Mamoru Hosoda has truly become "the new Miyazaki." By that, I do not mean that he is or has become Hayao Miyazaki's heir or that his…

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Nightmare made film: Phil Tippet’s Mad God

Mad God is a nightmare made film. Quite literally so, as director Phil Tippett, confessed that his long-awaited movie was inspired by a nightmare he repeatedly made as…

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On the Topic of Older Anime

What was the first anime you liked? What was the first one you fell in love with? What was the first anime you watched and realized it was…

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Hunting Flying Saucers: Contextualising ‘The UFO’ in Anime

Those that follow the Japanese animation scene closely would know that the so-called ‘UFO’ has made a decent number of appearances in the past year and a half.

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Keiichi Arawi’s animated works

With his unique sense of humor and round, cute character designs, Keiichi Arawi is an artist whose work always makes you feel good whenever you encounter it.

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From lolicon to moe: the adventures of the bishoujo

Japanese otaku fans are often associated with two controversial concepts: lolicon and moe. Outside of otaku circles, both terms are associated with some sort of abnormal attraction for…

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MangaTokyo Exhibition Panel – Shigeto Koyama, Yoh Yoshinari & Tsuyoshi Kusano (December 9th 2018)

The post Manga<->Tokyo Exhibition Panel – Shigeto Koyama, Yoh Yoshinari & Tsuyoshi Kusano (December 9th 2018) appeared first on Full Frontal.

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Yasuo Otsuka Special Interview – Lupin III Perfect Book (2003)

Translation of an interview with Yasuo Otsuka published in the 2003 Lupin III Perfect Book as a celebration of the show’s 30th anniversary.

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In Memoriam – Yasuo Otsuka (1931-2021)

Yasuo Otsuka is, without doubt, the most important and influential animator in anime history. We retrace his career and legacy to pay respects to the man.

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Morphing Animation – An Art of Control & Manipulation

Morphing cuts and sequences involve the animated transition of a subject from one form to another. These are pretty complex on the basis that they take many factors…

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Why Fullfrontal exists – A 5-year journey blogging about anime

For my 5th anniversary as an anime blogger, I've decided to look back on my journey leading to fullfrontal and share some anecdotes about my experiences.

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Daicon, back in context

The two Daicon shorts, Daicon III and Daicon IV, are still today considered to be emblematic monuments of otaku culture, but also represent a corner stone

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Evangelion: You Can (Not) Deconstruct

Evangelion has hit the anime world by storm. It's long been considered as a deconstruction of the mecha genre... But is it really?

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Animation fundamentals – A short history of Layout

This episode of Animation Fundamentals dives deeper on the history and role of the layout process during the production of anime.

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