Future Blues 2020 — Session 1: A Personal History With Bebop

It’s an understatement to say Cowboy Bebop is a “big show.” To a generation of anime fans, Bebop was instrumental in nurturing their love of the medium–myself included. While it was one of the first anime I watched that helped ignite my fandom, I find that there is still...

Shirobako The Movie — Too Much Left on the Cutting Room Floor

When Shirobako first dropped, it hit me hard. While I wasn’t looking to work at an anime studio, the show came out right as I was quitting English teaching and taking the first steps into starting what is colloquially called “a real job.” As such, the trials and tribulations...

One for the Family — Lupin III: The First

Since Golgo 13: The Professional, anime has had a rocky relationship with CG graphics. However, this has started to change in recent years with the emergence of certain recent anime works. One of the directors at the head of this CG revolution is Yamazaki Takashi. Helming works such as...