Tuesday, September 30, 2014


A common misconception I come across is that anime is either Ghibli or cheap outsourced sometimes-the-characters-have-7-fingers BUT FRIEND LET ME TELL YOU that that is not the case! 

Michael Areas, Hiroaki Ando 

Mamoru Hosoda 
 Girl Who Leapt Through Time / Summer Wars / Wolf Children: Ame and Yuki 

Masaki Yuasa
Kaiba / Ping Pong the Animation / Mind Game

Satoshi Kon
Ohayo / Paprika / Tokyo Godfathers

Makoto Shinkai
Garden of Words / 5 Centimeters Per Second

I actually don't watch a lot of anime so I'm not as well informed as I could be. Just know that I'm only skimming the surface! 

Panty & Stocking / FLCL / Puella Magi Madoka Magica / Tatami Galaxy (also Yuasa heheheh oops!) / Mononoke / Cowboy Bebop

If you follow animators/story artists on social media, you probably know that anime is becoming a pretty big influence in the Western market- especially TV animation.
Revolutionary Girl Utena/Steven Universe 
Utena isn't the only anime SU pays homage to but... too much effort to find all of the references haha..

we can't forget the new episode of Gravity Falls heheh..

In June, Adventure Time invited Masaki Yuasa (mentioned above) to direct/write/board an episode.

And uuuhhh... Avatar/Legend of Korra ????

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