Fullmetal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Milos Key Animation Book.

I received the key animation book for FMA: Sacred Star of Milos a few days ago and I’d thought I’d post a few pics on the blog. The book itself is supervised by animation director Kiyotaka Oshiyama (credited with task in katakana above the rest of the ADs which credited in kanji) and character designer/chief animation director Kenichi Konishi. It has an interview between the two of them, along with a feature on how to read time sheets. The middle of the book also features an interview with Tomohisa Shimoyama, Shintarou Douge, Yoshimcihi Kameda, Gosei Oda, Daisuke Mataga, and Kazuhiko Yabumoto.The book at the end has some editorial notes by Konishi and Oshiyama, surrounded by photos of the staff.

The book is fairly extensive with key animation, key animation corrections, settings, original background art (背景原図), and layout corrections (with the untouched key animation provided to highlight the difference of before and after the layout has been corrected).

It looks like the book is running out of stock in fairly short order, which is no surprise given how good the animation is for this movie. I’d recommend grabbing a copy as soon as you can if you’re interested.

Here are some pictures of varying quality of the book.

Front cover.

Back cover.

Layout Correction: Kenichi Konishi. Key Animation: Kazuhiro Oki. Key Animation Correction: Ayako Hata

Key Animation: Katsuya Yamada. 2nd Key Animation: Hidetsugu Ito.

Top: Layout Correction: Kiyotaka Oshiyama. Key Animation: Yoshimichi Kameda. Bottom: Layout Correction: Kenichi Konishi. Key Animation: Hiroaki Motoigi.

Key Animation: Yoshimichi Kameda.

Key Animation: Yoshimichi Kameda.

Key Animation: Yoshimichi Kameda.

Key Animation Correction: Toshiyuki Inoue.

Unit Director Correction: Shingo Natsume. Key Animation: Satoru Utsunomiya. Key Animation Correction: Masaru Oshiro.

Key Animation: Yasunori Miyazawa.

Layout Correction: Kiyotaka Oshiyama. Key Animation: Tomohisa Shimoyama.

Layout Correction: Kiyotaka Oshiyama. Key Animation: Kumiko Kuwana. Key Animation Correction: Kenichi Konishi.

Layout Correction: Kiyotaka Oshiyama. Key Animation: Takashi Kojima.

Key Animation: Yusuke Yoshigaki.

Key Animation: Kenichi Kutsuna.

Top: Hironori Tanaka. Bottom: Key Animation: Yasunori Miyazawa. Setting: Kazuya Murata.

Key Animation: Shintarou Douge.

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7 thoughts on “Fullmetal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Milos Key Animation Book.

  1. Wow, great Key Animation
    what Yoshimichi Kameda. is just magic, also the other animators
    i wanted this book, but it’s jap version and ain’t know a thing about’em language
    thanks for the pics

  2. No problem, guys.

    paeses, I don’t know any Japanese either aside from animation terms and memorizing a bunch of animator’s names in kanji. Ordering is simple enough from CD Japan or Amazon JP (they have an English option). You get a lot out of the book by just looking at these images, but I can’t deny it’s a bit frustrating to not be able to read the comments they put alongside those drawings.

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