Otakon 2009: Noboru IshiguroJuly 19, 2009
“Modern anime are getting dynamic, but the expression in motion that cel anime had is lacking.”
Noboru Ishiguro (Legend of Galactic Heroes, Macross, Tytania) Panel at Otakon 2009
- Tytania is Ishiguro’s first project in 13 years
- The ending of Tytania had to be carefully considered so it provides a bit of closure, but doesn’t betray the character of the series.
- Yoshiki Tanaka did not want to write something similar to his other work, so he initially set out to create something “impossible to animate“.
- Kikukawa raised the tension level in the audience when he asked who had seen the series, “either legally or through some other method.” A few hands shot up, and Ishiguro thanked the fans regardless.
“CG has a lot of power, but it takes a lot of vision to get it right. We ended up doing traditional key frames and finished them in CGI.”
“Less animators can draw mecha, and that is bound to become an issue.”
“It’s been on a while since I worked on an anime that airs weekly, and since the deadlines are weekly, it wears on you. Even if you think you’re ready, it’s still difficult.”