16bit Sensation: Another Layer

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Japanese: 16bitセンセーション ANOTHER LAYER
English: 16bit Sensation: Another Layer
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2023 to Dec 28, 2023
Premiered: Fall 2023
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Silver
Source: Web manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, Time TravelTime Travel, WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.901 (scored by 2169321,693 users)
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Ranked: #46532
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Popularity: #3131
Members: 51,323
Favorites: 220

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Konoha Akisato's love for bishoujo games—a type of entertainment focused on interactions with beautiful girls—has always nurtured her aspiration of becoming a popular artist. However, as Konoha secures her first job as a sub-illustrator at the game company Blue Bell, she confronts the harsh reality surrounding her favorite genre. In 2023, the bishoujo game industry is overrun with cheap, repetitive, and low-effort releases, with Blue Bell at the core of the problem.

After stumbling upon a vintage game store and reminiscing about the impressive titles of the past, Konoha suddenly winds up in the year 1992—just as the bishoujo game industry was beginning to flourish. Konoha struggles to accept her new circumstances until she joins Alcohol Soft, a small game company willing to employ her as an illustrator. Although she believes her skills from the future will propel her to success, technology and illustration are considerably old-school, and she must promptly adapt if she wishes to fulfill her dreams.

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Characters & Voice Actors



Opening Theme

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"65535" by Shoko Nakagawa

Ending Theme

1: "65535" by Shoko Nakagawa (eps 1, 13)
2: "Link ~past and future~ (リンク~past and future~)" by Konoha Akisato (CV: Aoi Koga) (eps 2-12)

Episode Videos


Dec 27, 2023
16bit Sensation - A celebration of all things Otaku, specifically the Bishoujo a.k.a cute girl theme, based on real-life experiences that truly make it one of, if not the influential "grandfathers" of the AniManga industry that we see today in Japan.

Truth be told, when was the last Otaku-focused show that we got in anime form? Many would say that it's Summer 2021's Bokutachi no Remake a.k.a Remake Our Life!, or for the veterans in us, 2017's offerings of Fall's Anime-Gataris (which is one of the first Otaku-based shows I've watched since starting anime back in that year, that I still enjoy to this day), with ...
Dec 29, 2023
Mixed Feelings
"16bit Sensation" Is a great anime, that is only held down by the ending.

What I am trying to get at is that the last 3 episodes are noticeably worse writing and quality wise then the rest of the series, mainly because it feels like the writers didn't have enough episodes to put in all the content they wanted to put in this anime and were forced to cut content, or were rushed to complete the last few episodes because of time constraints.
Either way it feels like the quality dropped throughout the twelve episode run, since the art gets to points where it is noticeably worse ...
Feb 19, 2024
The unfortunate thing about this VN production anime is that it isn't about VN production. If you want a variation of Shirobako — look elsewhere. This is an uninspired "teen girl does time travel" anime that uses old tech as a cheap nostalgia bait. The deepest it gets into the actual creative process involved in VN creation is within the first few episodes where the main character Konoha first teleports into the past and finds out that in the 90s you had to use your mouse to draw on PC (the horror!).

The problem is that creative team behind this production is as knowledgeable about ...

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