sakura quest – 25 (END)


the end to another lovely show.

this show is special. PA works really puts out shows that fills a void in the anime world.

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part of me wants to live in a quaint town like this.

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ririko is a dorakue fan. … or this is just common knowledge for all japanese people… right?  … right?

i guess they had to put it in, since this is sakura quest after all…

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sakura quest – 17-18

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she grew on me a lot

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kuu-dere…. actually just kuu

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absolutely atrocious, heinous translation.

how does tanuki (japanese raccoon dog) translate to monkey???sakura quest 17d

ah the – name things – & the – abbreviate things whether they are not that long, long, or very long – characteristics of japanese (sub)culture – 2 in 1!

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ugh i want to learn to play. maybe over vacation? ha

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mmmah lovely quaint show of the season.

it’s interesting how the animation quality of certain things are much better than others… but i guess only those that watch a lot of anime would notice.

(apparently this show is 25 episodes! YES)

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ultra super well drawn-animated

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ririko = favorite of this show


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P.A. works have hit their groove. I became a bigger fan after I met some of the big-ups from there at Otakon last year. They wanted feedback about their shows – I told them basically that if they don’t make the shows they make, no one will (apparently they were told they should look into doing superhero / save the world stuff to sell better).

Now, I don’t think my statement last year affected if this show were to be made, but maybe I put some hope into their staff.

Anyway, the people at P.A. works have this interesting power. Everything from the story to the animation all produce a slice of life, but greater than life / greater than life, but this is life sort of an atmosphere.

OP and ED song are by (k)now name, who were largely absent since their songs for Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (S rank show by the way).

the title… definitely brings to mind Dragon Quest, and something about the font the title is in also reminds me of it. Maybe it’s an indirect homage of sorts. Then again, everything in anime is 3 degrees of separation of an homage to Dragon Quest (my random deliberation).

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Anyone who saw P.A. works’ Shirobako should have instantly thought – wow she looks, acts, dresses like 宮森 あおい Miyamori Aoi the protagonist from Shirobako. I would be shocked if the character designer were a different person. I was surprised when the seiyuu was not the same person. Ha.

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I’m sure this show will be riveting in a warm and fuzzy way. And it’s always nice to have main characters / cast that are not in high school.

… I’ll be honest though, this so far makes me want to re-watch Shirobako.


So I was at Otakon in august and one of the special guests were PA works (Progressive Animation Works). I learned that they worked on a lot of anime I like.

True Tears, Angel Beats!, Hanasaku Iroha, Tari Tari, Charlotte.. among a few others that I don’t like as much or didn’t get around to.

I went to all of their workshops/events and got free stuff, and even got signatures.

So one of their shows was Shirobako, a show about an animation studio making anime. It looks like  none of the groups I frequent subtitled it, so I never watched it.

So I watched it.

and it is awesome.

It is S rank. I will watch it again. and again. and again.

any serious anime-liker should watch it.



i really like miyamori aoi the main character, but my absolute favorite in this show is her. kawaii nerd that likes looking up stuff, and learns, and like Dostoevsky.

imai midoriseiyuu 大和田 仁美 Ōwada Hitomi


and she was my second favorite kunogi ai


the people involved in making an anime show.

I think I’ll go watch every PAworks show now.