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21st October 2015

The Art of Sakuga I: Layout and Key Animation

Happy Halloween!

Are you gonna be trick-or-treating on All Hallow’s Eve?
Well, the good news is, you are in for a treat! Already!

Before we move on, we have a couple of announcements.

Survey: We plan to send out the survey by the end of November.
Voting: We plan to send out the voting instructions to those who are eligible in mid-November.

So please stay tuned!

First, for this month’s developer video diary, we will introduce the procedure of how layouts and key frames are done!

To check out the monthly developer video diary, visit the Forum page from the link below:

Please note:
You must have a backer status of AGENT tier or above to access the Forum.

More detailed description is provided on the forum’s page, as the process is better explained along with the video. Enjoy!

Secondly, we continue with Who’s Who on our cast and staff.

As previously noted, this list is only partial, introducing just our main cast and production staff for now. We should be able to come up with more complete staff roster at a later date.

This time, we introduce our animation director, key animators, and art director.

Masahiro Sato
Character designer / animation director

Sword of the Stranger
Crayon Shin-chan, etc.

Hidetsugu Ito
Key animator

Sword of the Stranger
The Last: Naruto the Movie
Steamboy, etc.

Masahiro Suwa
Key animator

Chaika: The Coffin Princess
Blast of Tempest
Noragami, etc.

Yoshinori Hishinuma
Art Director

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, etc.

1993 – Joined Green, Ltd.
2009 – Left Green, Ltd. and became a freelance
Worked on various anime titles ever since
Many of them were for Kinema citrus and Sunrise

Till the next Update then!


2 comments on The Art of Sakuga I: Layout and Key Animation

  • Il Verme Conquistatore6th November 2015 on 5:56

    Really interesting dev diary, thanks! The staff looks very promising. Good work to all of you!

  • Vince25th October 2015 on 15:07

    Man, the talent here just continues to amaze! So now there’s Sword of the Stranger DNA in here too!? (I also love Shin Chan, but I’m pretty sure the likes of that won’t inform anything that goes on here with UTD… except maybe those adorable little SD sketches you guys keep putting out). Code Geass, Blast of Tempest, Steamboy… man oh man! SO MUCH TALENT (★^O^★)

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