Between the all-female cast, and the excessive fanservice, this show isn’t going to be on the level of Shirobako by any stretch of the imagination, but there’s still some hope that this show will have some things worth saying.
That’s more or less where New Game! ended up being: a light comedy about working in a creative environment, with occasional commentary on Japanese work practices. It did have some good points to make about the issues of creating art to schedule, whilst also learning the tools of your trade. Continue reading
The single biggest problem with Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash is that Grimgar is reaching for something beyond the creator’s artistic grasp.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing; it is after all better to try for something special than settle for being just another generic show.
This does mean that much of my interest lies in working out what Grimgar is trying for, where it falls short of the mark, and why it fails.
There will be major spoilers ahead. Continue reading
akagami no shirayuki-hime, Akatsuki no Yona, Anime De Training! Ex, board games, Bodacious Space Pirates, business analysis, Feminism, games, GATE, Hibike! Euphonium, Kamisama Hajimemashita, Kamisama Kiss, Monopoly, Princess Jellyfish, Say "i Love You", Seiyu's Life, Shirobako, Snow White with the Red Hair, Sore Ga Seiyuu, Sound! Euphonium, Star Wars, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
I suppose it’s that time again. So here’s the top 5 posts for the 4th quarter, year, and all time, plus some other random commentary on the year. Continue reading