Sometimes, a stroke of luck brings together elements that work together perfectly. Southpaw is one of those cases.
An absolute madlass of a director and animator Kabuki Sawako with her surreal, sometimes distasteful and yet still amusing animations together with Kuricorder Quartet, a folk band with specific sound. Those two elements compliment each other perfectly, like salt an pepper, like knife and fork, like cheese and wine, like pineapple and pizza. I usually treat "quirky" as a pretentious buzzword, but in this instance is the perfect adjective to use. Colorful, playful and weird. Weird in a very entertaining way.
In fact, right after I watched Southpaw
for the first time, I just had to rewatch it. And again. And again. How much anime can boast attention magnet this strong? Not to mention, that rewatching Southpaws does in fact have value besides just being entertained again. There's just so much characters that you can focus on just part of the screen and watch what exactly are those small figures doing in the background, which you haven't noticed the first time.
I am not afraid to call Southpaw a work of art and I feel truly blessed that I exist in the same sphere of reality as this little gem.