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)
ultra super well drawn-animated
ririko = favorite of this show
mmmm this show went from interesting to enjoy-with-a-grin.
P.A. Works always does a good job. the animation… feels both nostalgic and modern at the same time.
the art is classy yet chic.
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).
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.
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 midori . seiyuu 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.
i absolutely love this show.
S rank, possible SS rank.
PA works BANZAI
i will post up more pics once i finish the show… but this had me laughing out loud for minutes
second fav girl