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Informative Boruto Animation and Staff Discussion Thread

Platypus

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Animation and Staff Thread




「BORUTO-ボルト- -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS-」

Original Work & Supervisor:
Manga:
Script:
Masashi Kishimoto
Mikio Ikemoto
Ukyō Kodachi
Published in Shueisha's "Weekly Shōnen Jump"

Planning:



Story Supervisor:
Series Composition:

Character Design:

Sub-Character Design:


Art Director:
Color Design:
Director of Photography:

Editing:
Sound Director:

Music:


Music Production:
Music Producer:
In Cooperation With:

Producer:

Animation Production:

Planning Manager:


Director:

Chief Director:
Kenhaku Ueda
Kana Takahashi
Takuyuki Hirobe (TV Tokyo)

Ukyō Kodachi
Makoto Uezu

Tetsuya Nishio
Hirofumi Suzuki
Ichiro Uno
Koji Yabuno

Hideyuki Ueno
Tomeo Imamura
Mai Masuno

Seiji Morita
Yasushi Nagura

Takanashi Yasuharu
-yaiba-

Aniplex
Yoshinobu Tanizawa
TV Tokyo Music

Makoto Hijikata (TV Tokyo)
Koichi Machiyama
Studio Pierrot

Hiroyuki Ban (TV Tokyo)
小玉慶太

Hiroyuki Yamashita

Noriyuki Abe




Helpful Links
http://animatorscorner.com/
https://blog.sakugabooru.com/
https://www.sakugabooru.com/post
http://seesaawiki.jp/w/radioi_34/
https://animestaffblog.wordpress.com/
https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2016/08/17/full-anime-production-ending-credits-guide/
 
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TheDrawer93

Well-Known Member
With all this reorganisation of the forum, I'm interested to see how much attention will this thread gather this time around, with the added threads from manga readers and whatnot.

Anyway, Boruto episode #33 was genuinely good for an outsourced work. It may well be the work of the CAD from Pierrot that sweetened the art, but the character acting was on point for the most part. Coupled with the cute Slice of Life vibes in the story and the overall package became interesting and not dull from a first glance.

Looking forward for next episode with that mishmash of Pierrot-Outsource.
 

Pierro

Well-Known Member
Whatever even happened to Hidetsugu Ito and Masahiko Murata? IIRC Murata's last work was Ballroom ep 2 but Ito disappeared after Boruto's ep 14. Are they working on the new One Punch Man sequel?
 

TheDrawer93

Well-Known Member
Episode #34 was very nice. Definitely the script feels tighter and a little nuanced. But what stood out to me was the storyboarding, which begs the question of "Toshiaki Kidokoro is a Pierrot regular or not?". @Animeblue?
 

tkROUT

' . '
Toshiaki Kidokoro was production assistant at Madhouse (2001-) before becoming episode director.

Since 2012, has been working in Pierrot mostly. Like Shirokuma, Kingdom(S2), Soredemo..., Akatsuki no Yona, Divine Gate, Boruto Movie etc. But he had worked in other studio here and there too. Notable ones, Madoka Magica, Space Dandy, March comes like Lion etc.

On this episode, liked the cut of zooming in on Boruto. The art direction and color were good, and camera angles nice too. Sunset time, and night time looked good (though I don't think Milky way will be visible in full moon!). Sarada walking near window was bit like some Shaft show.

 

Animeblue

TrueBlue
Oh Norio was credited in Houseki no Kuni#08 because they used his animation as pre-vis/guidance for the CG in part B(the action)
 

Animeblue

TrueBlue
Masayuki Kouda was one of the animation supervisor for Juuni Taisen#09. Also Kumiko Horikoshi was one of the chief animation supervisor
 
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Animeblue

TrueBlue
BTW @Platypus u should put this as a Public Service Announcement ;) in first post
**With production schedule how it is you shouldn't expect any animation to be solid outside the episode that have Masayuki Kouda [甲田正行] as the animation supervisor or have good episode director**
 

Animeblue

TrueBlue
#37:
Episode Director: Yusuke Onoda[小野田雄亮]
Storyboard: Yoshihiro Sugai[菅井嘉浩]
Animation Supervisor: Tsunetoshi Takahashi[高橋恒星]
Chief Animation Supervisor: Koji Yabuno[藪野浩二]
Studio: Mouse

#38:
Episode Director: Hiroyuki Okuno[奥野浩行]
Storyboard: Toshinori Narita [成田歳法]
Animation Supervisor: Retsu Ohkawara[大河原烈]
Studio: Pierrot ?


#39:
Episode Director: Ken Hagiwara[荻原健]
Storyboard: Ken Hagiwara[荻原健]/Noriyuki Abe[阿部記之]
Animation Supervisor: Masayuki Kouda [甲田正行]
Studio: Pierrot ?

#40:
Episode Director: Rokou Ogiwara[荻原露光]
Storyboard: Yuichi Tanaka[田中雄一]
Animation Supervisor: Naoki Takahashi[高橋直樹]
Chief Animation Supervisor: Ayako Sato[佐藤綾子]
Studio: Drop


 
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TheDrawer93

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You have your usual Kouda episode, with half episode storyboarded by Abe nonetheless, which is nice.

Though very intriguing episode #38 :thunk
I believe it's the first time Retsu Ohkawara supervises an episode solo in Boruto, unless when it airs we'll found out he was CAD. Any thoughts @Animeblue @tkROUT?
 

tkROUT

' . '
You have your usual Kouda episode, with half episode storyboarded by Abe nonetheless, which is nice.
Though very intriguing episode #38 :thunk
I believe it's the first time Retsu Ohkawara supervises an episode solo in Boruto, unless when it airs we'll found out he was CAD. Any thoughts @Animeblue @tkROUT?
Yeah, episode 38 is intriguing. By rotation, P&K's episode would be episode 40, but it is possible episode 38 might be P&K episode. Then Retsu would be CAD. Or it is possible that it is mix of P&K and Pierrot.
On Retsu being solo, I doubt that being case. As the list from animedia is tentative. In actual staff there will be more ADs for sure.

Going by amount of outsourcing in Pierrot shows in recent month, looks like Puzzle and dragon X is getting very less outsourced, most episodes are by Pierrot and Pierrot Plus.
 

Animeblue

TrueBlue
You have your usual Kouda episode, with half episode storyboarded by Abe nonetheless, which is nice.

Though very intriguing episode #38 :thunk
I believe it's the first time Retsu Ohkawara supervises an episode solo in Boruto, unless when it airs we'll found out he was CAD. Any thoughts @Animeblue @tkROUT?

As for my thoughts on #38 i see it going one of two ways, 1) like last Ohkawara and the current Tsumagari's episodes where they're outsource to Jiwoo Animation/Hanjin for most part with pinch of inhouse . 2) a slightly better version of #34 considering Okuno has directed inhouse and outsource episodes for pierrot. Having said that he was an animation supervisor for 2nd Peace & Kinderness episode, but i doubt Ohkawara is an chief animation supervisorfor #38.

Retsu Ohkawara soloing the episode, like @tkROUT said i highly doubt Ohkawara is soloing the episode for the simple fact that he hasn't been alone since he became an animation supervisor.
 

Kony

Well-Known Member
All this line-up is allright for me as long as the post-processing keeps up that level.
 

TheDrawer93

Well-Known Member
Naoki Kobayashi did pre-visualisation in Houseki no kuni Ep. 10. (Norio Matsumoto did in Ep.08)
Like Master, like student I guess. :beer
To be honest, it doesn't surprise me much. Kobayashi said in his last interview that he was interested in 3D animation also apart from 2D so this job he took is the first step so to speak.

Either way, I cannot wait the next time he appears in Boruto. Sasuke vs Kinshiki v2 maybe?
 
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Platypus

Retired Staff
Retired Staff
Hakuyu Go's Fate/Apocrypha #22 and Kekkai Sensen feat. Yutapon on the same day!? :blobsweat

Either way, I cannot wait the next time appears in Boruto. Sasuke vs Kinshiki v2 maybe?
Wonder if they'll show us the "full" version Yamashita mentioned in his Chronicle interview.

What are the chances they're going to reuse the movie's battle animation? Pretty sure they already reused a tiny bit of animation from the movie in a past episode, but it was just a single panning shot of Kaguya and her Zetsu army. :hm
 

Indra

I can't stop eating
Do you guys think they'll be able to bring animators in to match the original film?
 
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