Tanaka, Motoki

Tanaka, Motoki

Given name: 基樹
Family name: 田中
Alternate names: Tenshou, 天衝
Birthday: 1976
Website: http://tenshohp.web.fc2...
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Also goes by the alias Tenshou (天衝). He formerly worked for White Fox and is now a freelance director and animator.

He is best known for directing, storyboarding and animating the Rewrite visual novel's anime opening; directing, storyboarding, drawing 300 key animation cuts and correcting episode 7 of TV anime series Katanagatari as well as working on the PV of Tears to Tiara and opening of Utawarerumono, additionally to working on the TV anime adaptations of both visual novels.

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Ishkoten | Oct 25, 5:53 AM
@sat2400 because 8-bit was only studio that actually accepted Rewrite every other studio deny doing Rewrite anime. In a interview Tensho said "the game is huge and hard to consolidate, and various parts are difficult to visualize, plus some issues for a studio, it was really hard to grant my wish." So he went to 8-bit since they work with Tensho before with Grisaia.

sat2400 | Oct 24, 10:00 PM
he is not responsible??? that's funny... Btw, why key gives rewrite to 8-shits? David Production is more reliable.

BlueKojiro | Oct 2, 8:18 AM
Important thing to note: Rewrite is the first anime he's done series composition on. Meaning: he was not responsible for the directing choices, which I thought were okay at best. What he did was decide what parts of the story goes where and how each episode plays out. He obviously does not have either talent or experience in series composition, which is why this was such a bad adaptation.

Harmony | Sep 3, 12:26 AM
Rewrite was a mess

zaydgh123 | Aug 30, 5:03 PM
Kinmoza was pretty great especially the first and last episodes of s1 which were directed and storyboarded by Tensho himself

Also Katanagatari episode 7 is the best looking Katanagatari episode in my opinion, he did a very good job in bringing more beauty to the unique style of the series, since ep 7 has different linework than the usual katanagatari episodes.

But things changed when he worked on Grisaia and Rewrite, it felt like.....he didn't have enough resources?

like Grisaia had some nice shots but there were lots of derps in it, same with Rewrite, also it felt like he was pressured by the producers or sth in these two shows.

I'm pretty sure that this man could have made both Grisaia and Rewrite really great if he was given more time and better resources/helping staff.

TheLittleRedHero | Aug 28, 8:10 AM
Eh... Like I at least enjoyed some of his directing work besides Rewrite (Kiniro Mosaic is his best work imo though as a based SoL series, and he was in charge of one of the best episodes of Katanagatari series imo since he was the episode director, that episode is one of my favorites, though 11 and 12 are the best but they aren't his doing)

fullmetalmasify | Aug 27, 2:11 PM
Have enjoyed him as a director for Rewrite (and before you ask I have not played the VN).

xXNurioXx | Aug 26, 1:42 PM
Please leave this job..

KoutafromFB | Aug 24, 1:22 AM
So where are the real criticisms in these comments?

TheLittleRedHero | Aug 23, 3:25 PM
Well I can't say much but, let's be real. The episode count thing isn't his fault. It's Aniplex's. And it makes sense why they just gave shit episode counts because they had the biggest and brightest idea to go and have 5 shows into production, and I don't remember the last two, but so far from what I know, 3/5 of their series are suffering af because of it. Shit budget or shit schedule. I think regardless the director couldn't do much about it, I have the feeling that he's at least trying to get things across, but that's just me.

So... welcome to the world of the anime industry.

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