Poor Yurio can’t catch a break, even over long distance video calls (Viktor you act oblivious but we all know otherwise)

Okay, but can we take a moment to realize how difficult it must have been for the creators of Yuri on Ice to even get an anime studio to work with them?

Because this was not a simple project at all.

Like, think about Kubo-sensei walking into an office to begin negotiations with an anime studio to get the project known as “Yuri on Ice” greenlit and approved for production (I mean, in real life it’s a bit more complicated than that, but let’s just imagine for the sake of brevity and clarity), and she begins pitching her product:

“We would like to make an original anime about male figure skating”

[Figure skating is one of the most niche sports you could think of, esp in Japan, which could make it really hard to sell]

“Featuring a serious emotional (romantic) relationship between two men”

[Anime is notorious for its poor presentation of homosexuality and is afraid to treat the topic seriously and respectfully because it might scare away potential viewers]

“As well as about 14 different skaters, all from different parts of the world and relevant to the story in some way”

[All of that requires extra character design and casting]

“Which would all need at least 1 figure skating program each, amounting in about 22 different skating programs total

[That requires immense amounts of animation (and research, and references for its sake) which also means the animation team has to be sufficiently large and skilled to accommodate this need]

“And for this we would also need a professional figure skating choreographer, to actually design all the programs”

[Finding someone who could design 22 different programs, some of them particularly impactful and memorable is a difficult task in and of itself and finding someone who would want to work on an anime project is even harder]

“And of course, we would need someone to write about 22 different music pieces for all of the programs”

[All of which would need to be impactful and memorable, similarly to the choreography]

“And all of this would be contained within 12 episodes.”

[Meaning very little downtime between competitions, as we saw, which means that the animation team has no time to rest because they must complete all the frames for the next episode’s programs (and let me tell you that fluidly animating figure skating is not only difficult but also time consuming as all hell)]

I feel like I could still mention a few aspects, like for example the design of the different locations and the references that it would require, but I think this already gives you a picture of how difficult it was to not only make this anime, but how hard it must have been to actually get it approved (considering how difficult the production process would be, especially for something that originally looked like a risky project that may not even be popular enough to make a profit).

In case you needed more reasons to appreciate Yuri on Ice, let’s take a moment to appreciate how much work and effort went into the creation process for this anime.

Because the fact that it even exists is nothing short of a miracle and something we should never take for granted.

Egalitarian bird society

My greenlit PC for an upcoming game, as described to the DM:

A well-meaning, magpie-ish aarakocra who loves “finding” shiny objects, often in shops and bazaars. She does not know that in order to keep her shinies, she needs to buy them using smaller, shiny coins. Bird people do not understand capitalism.

Life beyond this revelation will be a miserly struggle between having food and supplies or having shinies.


If you haven’t already, I’d definitely recommend watching this fantastic pilot. If it does get greenlit, it could become one of the best series on CN.

I see a lot of people mentioning japanese censorship as the reason the kiss wasn’t explicit. I’m now curious to know how the censorpship works. Are anime categorized in a system like PG, PG-13, or is how much they can show depending on timeslot?

I’m asking because I can recall two instances where two boys kissed on anime not labeled shounen-ai/yaoi and it showed their lips:


-Mirai Nikki. Of course it’s unfair to assume there isn’t cersorship just because an anime allowed to show blood and murder per episode can also show a gay kiss. Hence adding the no.6 example above.

But even if there isn’t a censorship for kissing, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t a kiss. We don’t know the hurdle that might have been to have this greenlit, and people might have only allowed it if there was noting explicit. Or Mappa wanted to keep it tasteful, or Mappa is still unsure etcetctec. So this question isn’t me trying to say somehting negative about the scene. 

Tl;dr: I just want to know what this censorship is.

anonymous asked:

Are you working on anything while waiting for info about infinity train being greenlit? Any work projects or personal projects?

Sure! I have to make money to live my lavish single ground floor studio apartment LA lifestyle! Cartoon Network, like all networks, always has a couple things that are currently in development that haven’t been announced yet. So I’m currently working on one of those things.

Other than that, my personal projects include:
- How to play piano
- How to do embroidery
- Playing Final Fantasy VI for the first time

Today alone, DAPL AND keystone were re-greenlit, the EPA had a fascist gag order imposed, the president named his own inauguration a national holiday, a court in Oklahoma ruled that oral sex forced upon a person unconscious from alcohol is not rape, and the investigation into the water in flint was indefinitely suspended.

I’m sure I’m missing some too.
At lease the accelerationists are having a good day.

anonymous asked:

Hey um I'm new to the fandom and I was wondering if there are any specials that are already out?

Hey anon! Welcome to the fandom :)

There have been webisodes, but no special episodes yet.

However, A Special Christmas (formally known as Ladybug in Christmas), will be airing in 4 days! (11th December, French dub. The English dub is to be released during the week of December 19th). It is a 40 minute, CGI special about Christmas ;)

The Chinese Legend (formally known as Ladybug in Shanghai), will be a 40 minute, 2D special. Currently, there is no hinted release date or if it has even started production. We know it has yet to be greenlit and is 2D to help reduce production costs.

Ladybug in Halloween will be a 52 minutes, CGI special. Thomas recently tweeted that it will be shown, at best, in 2018. Not too much has been revealed about this special, with speculations wondering if it has even started production yet.

Hope this helps! 

Thought y'all might find this interesting. This 1999 drawing isn’t my oldest Neddy drawing (I created him in the early-to-mid 90s), but it’s the earliest one I can find. I created him to be a more 1940s classic toon heavy, as you can probably tell. The little red bird there is Shorty, the actual brains of the operation. No need for that guy. Around when Mighty Magiswords was first greenlit for TV, I started sketching a what-if drawing in my sketchbook. I wanted to see what Neddy would look like adapted to the Rhyboflavish universe. Turns out I liked him better this way, because he’s now on your TV set!