Traveler on Hiatus

I’m pretty sure it’s been obvious that I haven’t been posting shit in a while and I probably won’t be able to do so in the next few months. RL is such a pain and I don’t have much time for blogging at all! It also doesn’t help that this season is SHIT.

Oh well, for now I’m gonna work on my Top 50 (which I’ve really been planning to release for a long while) and wait for Shingeki no Kyojin (because I’m fucking overhyping it).

1+ Million Monogatari DVDs/BDs sold


SHAFT really is swimming with money right now. I guess this just proves that hardwork (Shinbo) and adapting as many weird titles as possible (SHAFT/Shinbo) will equate to so much dosh. If you add Madoka sales to this. . . SHAFT REALLY IS SWIMMING WITH MONEY.

Now Shaft, can you please stop with your delays, corner cutting (though it wouldn’t be SHAFT without it I mean part of getting shafted is that after all) and deliver anime with insanely high production values and creativity (well they already started with Nise).

Tonari no Kaibutsu Kun gets an anime adaptation

From ANN


Well down goes one of my Top 5 manga that I want turned into an anime. Now if only Dengeki Daisy would get an announcement.

As an added bonus, Say I love you (a rather generic shojo manga but still good) also gets an adaptation. Shoujo adaptations rarely come by and seeing 2 get greenlit on the same day. . . SHOUJO FANS REJOICE!!!!!!!


It will be produced by Brain’s Base with the Kimi ni Todoke director and the Baccano/Durarara screen writer at helm. IT’S LIKE GOD HEARD MY PRAYERS!!!

*Making a category as early as now since I’m 100% sure I’m gonna talk about this when it comes out. 


From MAL:

Masuda Hiromichi, the former President of Madhouse Studios, gave a lecture at Tokyo International Anime Fair. His remarks in the lecture have aroused criticisms from anime directors and animators on Twitter. Here are the two remarks of his in question:

If you want to work in the anime industry, just jump in a studio without wondering. Even if you don’t have skills, you can decide your future plan after entering the anime industry.

The true profession of the animator is key animation. In-between animation is just a training, which you are not supposed to be paid for.


face-FUCKING-PALM. I’m not just pissed because I’m an anime fan, but I’ve actually experienced doing in-between animation in an animation studio.


Lesson on In-Between Animation:

In-between Animation is filling the gap between two key frames. Let’s say you animate a punch. Key-animators will draw a before punching, probably somewhere in the middle, then the punch itself. In-betweeners have to fill the gap and ensure full fluidity.

In my experience, this is the toughest job to do! It’s a very uptight job and requires lots of details. I’d understand why you get paid lower (since in the hierarchy of things, in-between animation is at the lowest) since you only need to draw. There’s no need for individual input- oh wait YOU DO NEED YOUR OWN INPUT INTO THINGS SINCE HOW WOULD YOU DRAW IT IN THE FIRST PLACE!


Great animation studios today like Kyoto Animation and PA Works would never survive without in-betweeners. It’s really rude, not only to the underpaid Japanese animators, BUT TO EVERY ANIMATORS WHO WORK THEIR ASSES OFF DRAWING THOUSANDS OF PICTURES A DAY.

This is really rich coming from an Ex-director of Madhouse. He himself should know the importance of every element in animation.

I’m not even gonna go to the fact that he said that you don’t need skills in entering the industry- MY GOD KILL THIS GUY. BUUUUUUUUUUUURN HIM WITH FIRE- sorry rage post.