Here's the next message book I wanted to share, this time it's the one for Kyoukai no Kanata. For those who don't know, it's a collection of illustrations drawn by the KyoAni and AniDo staff.
Again, feel free to use this thread as a general KyoAni and/or Kyoukai thread if you want.
Thanks OP. I didn't really like KnK but I do like the art. Do you have message books of other kyoani shows on you?
Who are those, the animators?
Here's the Chuu2 one
I am going to scan the K-ON one too since there don't seem to be any scans yet, surprisingly.
All pages posted so far are from episode directors and the director himself (Ishidate).
Next are the animation directors (ADs).
Kadowaki (character design)
Left: Ikeda (Shoko)
>Yamada drew legs.
Akkey looks dead inside there.
Right: Ikeda (Kazumi)
>high school boys
This is getting way too predictable.
Stopping here now because the rest isn't that well-known yet.
Are you scanning Free!'s Creator's Message Book as well?
It's not up for preorder yet, but I plan to once it arrives here.
Kigami, Yamada and Utsumi pls
I don't like Utsumi’s much at all.
Kigami's looks alright though.
Same here. Hiroomi's head is too small for his body and it looks way off, not to mention that awkwardly dead Akkey.
Poor guy was forced to draw guys all the time this year and now he can't stop anymore.
Has anyone seen Nakulas, the dude translating the novels?
I have a few questions for him.
I like the designs of both guys in the anime but that drawing’s really off.
This is a better Akki.
It's by the character designer, so it's no wonder.
I dislike Utsumi's drawing style in general. I'm glad she's not a character designer.
Oh right, that makes sense
Who’s up for this?
I like Utsumi style.
Come at me bro.
Which of the KnK staff is AniDo?
- The character designer
- Episode 9's animators
- The director of the Idol web series.
Free! was AniDo for a big part, right?
Utsumi and like half of the episode/animation directors were from Do.
There's like 3-4 pure KyoAni episodes.
The rest were co-produced by KyoAni and Do.
Hero of /a/
Any way each of these will get a translation?
Some of the Free! art is really noodly.
How are Osakan noodles?
A lot of Chuu2 and Kyoukai episodes were co-produced as well, though. Both studios work closely together.
Do you know about their involvement in Hyouka?
You mean the art drawn by her or in general? Utsumi probably asked Nishiya to make the characters in her show appear taller.
I’m not sure who drew the art I saw, it was coloured magazine scans.
Do worked on that too of course. Lots of episodes were directed by Do staff (Utsumi and Kawanami for example).
You can look up the staff for each show/episode on ANN if you want to know more.
Appreciated, didn’t think of checking their site.
If I knew moon I would totally do it, sorry.
Try asking ultimatemegax.
Hey scan anon do you have the A4 files too? With the four of them in formal wear.
Do's involvement in Free was much less than I thought. The major difference from the other shows is the director being from Do.
I really like Kitanohara's.
They are in the zip.
Awesome, still not finished downloading but can't wait to look at everything.
Thank you for sharing.
>Do's involvement in Free was much less than I thought
No, they just have updated the site.
They worked on episode 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11 and 12 too.
Here's the full staff list
>they just haven't updated the site
The truth is Kyoto is slaving them so hard they have no free! time.
I thought those were skirts for a second there.
KyoAni's webmaster quit, apparently.
Their websites have been handled by their photography department for sometimes now.
Even the tech staff is leaving the studio?
He left to work with Sony as a graphic designer.
Sony pays better, I guess.
>They worked on episode 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11 and 12 too.
Are those purely by Do or co-produced?
I think http://www.kyotoanimation.co.jp/ needs some work to be honest, it’s kinda messy.
Do you get all those information from their blog? I am interested, too.
Just checked, they recruited a new webmaster in 2013.
Maybe they already got someone.
I'm stalking KyoAni's staff.
Which key animator wears the best pyjamas?
Is that linkedin?
How do you do that? By checking their accounts on social networks and blogs?
Seems so >>100130606 >>100130802
To even stalk the web designer is one step further than I expected though.
>his dad doesn't work at KyoAni
Seems like KyoAni doesn't want the animators to use their real name on social networks, though.
An ex-Madhouse animator closed her twitter account after she joined KyoAni.
Pretty demanding company. I wouldn’t like to hand over so much control, but different culture I guess.
Where the fuck is the BDrip of vol 1?
>An ex-Madhouse animator closed her twitter account after she joined KyoAni.
Do you know her name?
Most of them are co-produced.
DO still can't produce an episode purely by themselves because they don't have a CG/digital team, but we call an episode "Animation DO's episode" because it's directed and animated entirely by Do.
I call those Free! episodes co-produced because they also have KyoAni's director or key animators.
Oh, she's going to direct Chuu2Ren's second episode, definitely looking forward to it next week.
There's still KyoAni people on twitter/pixiv/whatever, they just don't use their real names.
>those Hyouka BDs
Is that a typical KyoAni staff member desk?
Do you have links?
Whose desk this?
>those Hyouka BDs
I wish I weren’t poor.
The pic was taken at madhouse, i think.
From this person's old twitter
New KyoAni nember confirmed for bro
Wonder if she liked Hyouka so much she switched companies.
I wouldn't be surprised if she did, to be honest.
KyoAni probably pays much better, too.
Sit back and relax.
He's from Osaka.
Working in Kyoto/Osaka is better than in Tokyo, I guess.
That makes sense too
Is it expensive to commute between Osaka and Kyoto?
He starts at 1:40 btw
Such a tedious/repetitive job though. You clearly don't become an animator without passion.
She's a real bro.She even has Moebius' book and Satoshi Kon's manga.
This is Tomoko Yoshimura https://twitter.com/s1zu9
She also has a facebook profile with friends from the studio like Taira Yamaguchi.
Does anyone know what the song that plays during the drawing is? Is it from tamako market?
I don't think it's used in tamaket at least
>all that fixing
I really respect animators, especially the KyoAni ones. They do a great job.
>She also has a facebook profile with friends from the studio like Taira Yamaguchi.
Can I get a link please?
Its in the OST somewhere, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsFDUL3QxEg
4chan doesn't want me pasting facebook links apparently, but taira.yamguchi is his
>inb4 they closed all their pixiv, facebook and twitter because creepy 4chaners stalk them.
Stalking != sending dick pictures
They’re in the anime business. I think they’ve had their share of creepiness.
>a pic from yamaguchi's facebook
>from Yoshimura's twitter
I wonder what their relation ship is.
This one was much better
If I was gay I'd make you my wife OP
And this pic is from Yoshimura's twitter.
The guy in the pic looks like Taira Yamaguchi.
I’ve taken stupid pictures involving mandarin oranges myself, I can relate to him.
I could pretend to be a girl for you.
Both of them have MonHun 4.
I thought he was a girl
Just like every other Japanese citizen to be fair
I think this might work out OP.
Thank you dearly anon
I think you mean deerly
I wish the tamaket film would be here already
I am mildly hyped about it because of the strong romance aspect.
I have strong fears of getting spoilered though because shit will hit the fan when romance is involved.
The life of a foreign fan is hard.
>tfw too poor to fly to glorious Nippon to watch the movie
shaft could have turned this one into something okay. this adaptation was just garbage
Hell yeah, thanks, OP!
Cute, not OR.