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leseanthomas:

SAYO YAMAMOTO (山本 沙代 Yamamoto Sayo; born April 13, 1977/ age 36) is a Japanese anime director. She is known for directing the critically acclaimed anime series Michiko to Hatchin and Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine. After graduating from the College of Art and Design in Tokyo, she began work at Studio Madhouse at age 25.

During her time at the College of Art and Design, Yamamoto focused her attention on animation, as she felt less interested in the other things she was being taught. Her student project was an animation about samurai using actor, and frequent Akira Kurosawa collaborator, Toshiro Mifune as an inspiration. While in the process of looking for a job after graduation, she showed this work to director Satoshi Kon (R.I.P).

Enthusiastic about her potential, Kon intended to hire her to work on his second feature Millennium Actress, but studio politics eventually caused her to leave the project.

She had her debut at Studio Madhouse working on the X television series headed by Madhouse director Yoshiaki Kawajiri. Soon after, she would have her first collaboration with directors Takeshi Koike and Katsuhito Ishii on the original video animation Trava: Fist Planet. It was during her time at Madhouse that she began her work on anime opening and ending animations, which she would go on to direct for many other projects.

Yamamoto has stated that it was during her work on Samurai Champloo where she felt she was first able to truly express herself. Samurai Champloo also marks the first time she worked with frequent collaborators, director Shinichirō Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop) and writer Dai Satō (Cowboy bebop, eureka Seven, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex).

During her time working on Samurai Champloo at Studio Manglobe, she was offered the chance to direct a project with full creative control. At the time, she was busy with work on Champloo, so she thought about what kind of project she wanted to direct for about a year. During that time, she took a trip to Brazil where she found the inspiration for her first series Michiko to Hatchin. The series, about an ex-convict and a young girl in search of the girl’s father, was released in 2008.

At the press conference where Yamamoto unveiled the series, she said she wanted women especially to watch the series.

"Our time slot was late at night, so office ladies would be returning home, and worn out from the day, they could have a beer and watch it."

After a few years of working on storyboards and art for other projects, including movies Redline and Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, she was approached by a producer to create a new Lupin III series, with full creative control. It was Yamamoto’s own idea to have the series take place before the start of the 1971 Lupin series, directed by Masaaki Ōsumi, and to have character Fujiko Mine in the starring role.

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Her most recent works was director of episode 2 of the wildly popular Space Dandy : “The Search For The Phantom Space Ramen, Baby”

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here you don’t have to take my word for it

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HEY I FOUND THE ENTIRE SCENE IF YOU GUYS WANT TO SEE

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fullmetalheartless:

Japanese Automail Contest battle scene from Fullmetal Alchemist: Prince of the Dawn game for Wii.

always reblog this scene, everyone watch it. Winry being so FRIGGING INTO the robot, Ed saying something nice about Winry’s automail and causing Winry’s eyes to sparkle in joy, Ed grabbing Winry’s hand and holding it up like it’s the end of a prowrestling match “AW YEAH EVERYONE CHECK MY GF BEST MECHANIC EVER EVERYONE BOW DOWN” the dorky little smile they share THESE LOSERS.

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This track for FMAB is called “tribute to W.C”

W.C. is what is written on Izumi’s sandals. 

So this is basically Izumi’s leitmotif for her grand entrances

AND IT SOUNDS LIKE THE MUSIC FOR THE KILLER IN “PSYCHO”

THAT’S THE LEVEL OF FEAR YOU SHOULD HOLD FOR IZUMI

SHE’S COMING AND YOU WILL NOT ESCAPE. NOTHING WILL SAVE YOU. ALL IS LOST.

serial killers are nothing compared to her

best possible thing.

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itseasytoremember:

megfo:

What if Frozen was an anime series?

What would its OP sequence look like?

Why does this make me laugh so hard

because it’s accurate

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cjwritergal:

I finally finished this video I was working on! Now I can start on my other AMV projects. :) Spoilers for all of the Brotherhood series.

This is amazing! Great job!

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and another (mom did this one)

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have terrible silent grainy cellphone videos of kittens

edit (ok not silent enjoy my voice)

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fighting-for-animals:

FARM WHICH WAS FILMED ALLOWING WORKERS TO SEXUALLY ABUSE, TORTURE AND INJURE ANIMALS IS TRYING TO BAN FILMING ON FARMS LIKE HIS

In 2012, Mercy For Animals exposed horrific cruelty to animals at Bettencourt Dairies, Idaho’s largest dairy factory farm. During the investigation, MFA documented workers sexually abusing animals, and viciously beating, kicking, and jumping on cows in order to deliberately inflict pain. The investigation led to criminal cruelty charges against workers and a manager at the facility.

In direct response to an undercover recent investigation exposing horrific animal abuse and sexual assault at Bettencourt Dairies, Idaho’s largest dairy factory farm, corrupt lawmakers have introduced a bill to silence whistleblowers and keep the dairy industry’s dirty secrets hidden from public view. 

Introduced as Senate Bill 1337, this ag-gag bill has already passed through the Idaho Senate, and is now pending in the House of Representatives. From there, it will go to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. If enacted, SB 1337 would make it a crime to take photos or video at a factory farm without the owner’s permission.

SB 1337 is a pathetic attempt by pro-factory farm legislators to stifle undercover investigations and allow criminal animal abuse to continue, undetected, at factory farms and slaughterhouses across the state. And instead of fostering greater transparency in food production, Idaho’s ag-gag bill would allow factory farmers to ignore important food safety, environmental, and worker safety laws.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE!!

PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST

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