WATCH! BLACK DYNAMITE SEASON 2 OPENING: PROGRESS REEL

 

Main Title Sequence for the 2nd season of Black Dynamite: The Animated Series! Done by Studio Trigger (Kill La Kill, Little Witch Academia) and Sanzigen (Kill La Kill, Cyborg 009) (Ultra Super Pictures). 

Directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (Kill La Kill).

  Enjoy!

FUN PRODUCTION FACT:
10 of the 22 cuts in this sequence were hand drawn illustrations (Still images & some Key animation like the foot gas pedal). The rest is all 3D animated / toon shading (Sanzigen). Frames were removed and shot on 1s, 2s and 3s to give the impact of classic Imaishi, 2D style timing. The crew had an absolute blast producing the Main Title and felt it was one of the more creatively liberating projects they’ve worked on. Imaishi felt the show style itself was so cool to him because the style looked inspired by Takeshi Koike, which he later admitted was his stylistic inspiration for Dead Leaves. 🙂

SHORT FILM: Batman of Shanghai!

  Produced by Chinese animation studio Wolf Smoke, Cartoon Network’s DC Nation presents Batman of Shanghai – The Destiny Scroll a unique re-imagining of the Batman universe in a heavily stylized form, set in a 1930’s era Shanghai – check it out.

“We did key frames on paper first then used vector software to do the between frames and color painting.”

  Enjoy!

I LOVES ME… SOME STUDIO GHIBLI!

I love me… some Studio Ghibli,… the creators of ‘Spirited Away‘ ‘Princess Mononoke‘ and ‘Ponyo‘ (to name just a few), founded by animation god Hayao Miyazaki. — So to that extent… I thought I’d share a couple of trailers from the studio’s recent films: Arrietty Fantasy/adventure fun for children of all ages.  Directed by Hiromasa…