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Published by Hujio
17 September 2012, 9:27 PM EDT

Another Monday brings us yet another update to the “Animation Styles Guide” here at Kanzenshuu. This week we detail the work of Shindō Production’s star pupil Tadayoshi Yamamuro, who was an animation supervisor and character designer for the latter portion of Dragon Ball Z, although he’s been involved with every series, including Dragon Ball Kai. […]

Published by Hujio
10 September 2012, 9:50 PM EDT

It has been a long Monday, but that doesn’t mean we forgot about our weekly “Animation Styles Guide” update. This week we take a look at the work of Shindō Production’s founder Mitsuo Shindō, who was an animation supervisor for Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. As the series progressed his style became rather “pointy” […]

Published by Hujio
07 September 2012, 1:36 PM EDT

After so many years of digging deep through these gems of the franchise, we finally have dedicated information pages for all seven of the original hardcover daizenshuu guide books available in the “Databook Guide”. To accomplish this, we have added pages for the two daizenshuu we had yet to cover — Daizenshuu 5: TV Animation […]

Published by Hujio
03 September 2012, 9:14 AM EDT

It is a beautiful Monday morning here at Kanzenshuu, which naturally brings us yet another update to the “Animation Styles Guide“. This week we examine the work of the Last House studio’s lead animator Masayuki Uchiyama, who was an animation supervisor for the entirety of all three Dragon Ball TV series. However, he by and […]

Published by VegettoEX
27 August 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

Another Monday brings us another update to the “Animation Styles Guide” here at Kanzenshuu. This time around we detail the work of Katsumi Aoshima, a (seemingly) freelance artist that brought his supervision and key-animation talent to our favorite franchise. While the majority of his work was throughout the first TV series, Aoshima did contribute a […]

Published by Hujio
23 August 2012, 5:55 PM EDT

The quest to port over more of our pre-existing content continues today in the “Episode Guide” with the addition of Dragon Ball Z episodes 36 to 74. This set of episodes cover the events on Planet Namek prior to the confrontation with Freeza, ending with the defeat of the Ginyu Special-Squad. In addition to these […]

Published by Hujio
20 August 2012, 1:28 PM EDT

It’s yet another week, and we have yet another new animator to highlight! This week we finish up with the Seigasha animation studio and add animator Kazuya Hisada to the “Animation Styles Guide”. Hisada was the last animation supervisor in the series from the Seigasha animation studio, following Tomekichi Takeuchi, and would rotate the role […]

Published by Hujio
13 August 2012, 8:38 AM EDT

This week we add animator Masahiro Shimanuki to the “Animation Styles Guide”! Shimanuki was the second animation supervisor in the series from the Seigasha animation studio, following Tomekichi Takeuchi, and would rotate the role of animation supervisor with Kazuya Hisada throughout the remainder of Dragon Ball Z. This would be Shimanuki’s first major stint as […]

Published by Hujio
06 August 2012, 10:55 PM EDT

This week we add veteran animator Tomekichi Takeuchi to the “Animation Styles Guide”! Takeuchi was the first animator we’d see in the series from the Seigasha animation studio, and was involved as an animation supervisor throughout Dragon Ball and up through the first part of Dragon Ball Z (episode 63). He was also the oldest […]

Published by Hujio
30 July 2012, 7:13 AM EDT

It is definitely no secret to fans of Dragon Ball that the series’ animation quality was quite variable at times — it had its good days, and it had its bad days. There’s no doubt that this variation in quality has been a major point of discussion on just about every message board or forum […]