A mini rant from this morning on the topic of modern character designs in anime, and a trend that I wish would die already:

The somewhat retro character designs were a part of why I reacted to positively to Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

The video is the fabulous opening to Silent Mobius. Apart from stumbling in the finale, Silent Mobius remains a strong series, and you can find my first thoughts on it here.