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Archives for: August 2004, 02

Monday, August 2, 2004

06:43:54 pm , 288 words, 1358 views     Categories: Animation

Animatrix key animator memo

I'm always trying to remember who was in what in Animatrix, so here's a simple memo of the ones that interest me.

Kid's Story
CD/AD: Shinji Hashimoto
KA: Hidetsugu Ito, Shinya Ohira, Kazuto Nakazawa, Hideki Hamasu, Miwa Sasaki, Norio Matsumoto, Shin'ichiro Yamada, Masashi Ando, Yasuhiro Irie, Osamu Tanabe, Norimoto Tokura, Kyuma Oshita, Shinji Hashimoto, Chie uratani

This lineup never fails to amaze me. Ohira's chase. Matsumoto running into the bathroom. Hashimoto landing on his feet. I wonder who did breakfast? Nakazawa?

In an interview about the piece Hashimoto made the statement, "If you've got good key animators, you don't need an animation director." Which sums up what I like about the piece. You really get to see everything in the raw.

Beyond
AD: Takeshi Honda
CD: Koji Morimoto/Takeshi Honda
KA: Makoto Yamada, Satoru Utsunomiya, Ken'ichi Yamaguchi, Jiro Kanai, Ushio Tazawa, Hideki Futamura, Hideki Sekiguchi, Yasuhiro Aoki, Isao Oishi, Chie Uratani, Atsuko Fukushima, Yumi Chiba, Takeshi Honda, Daisuke Nakayama, Koji Morimoto

Honda's AD is so good it's hard to figure out who did what. (where's my smirk smiley?) The only one I can guess at is Utsunomiya - talking on the phone?

Second Renaissance
AD/CD: Mahiro Maeda/Hideki Futamura
KA: Yuichi Tanaka, Mahiro Maeda, Yuichi Takayama, Chie Uratani, Taro Takagi, Hideki Futamura, Hiroshi Nakanishi, Takeshi Honda, Naoto Takemoto, Daisuke Nakayama, Hideki Sekiguchi, Masae Nakayama, Kazuya Nomura, Jiro Kanai, Yasuhiro Aoki, Masaji Tada, Minoru Murao, Toyohiro Okada, Kazuto Nakazawa, Hiroyuki Okuno, Yasushi Muraki, Takehiro Noda

Interesting to notice Yasuhiro Aoki in both Second Renaissance and Beyond now that I've seen Tweeny Witches. I wonder how long he's been active? I've always wondered who did the part where the robot lady gets attacked on the street. Honda? Maeda?