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Original TV Anime 'Tsuki ga Kirei' Announced for Spring 2017

by sevenPocky
Jan 27, 2017 7:50 AM | 39 Comments

An original romance TV anime titled Tsuki ga Kirei (The Moon is Beautiful) has been announced. Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats!) will direct the series while Yuuko Kakihara (Orange) will be in charge of the series composition and screenplay under studio feel.. The characters will be designed by loundraw. The anime is scheduled to premiere in April 2017.

Synopsis
Kotarou Azumi and Akane Mizuno became third year students at junior high school and are classmates for the first time. These two, along with fellow classmates, Chinatsu Nishio and Takumi Hira, relate to their peers through mutual understandings and feelings. As their final year at junior high school progresses, the group overcome their challenges to mature and become aware of changes in themselves.

Source: Nijipoi

Tsuki ga Kirei on MAL

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Seems interesting enough. I'll look forward to it.

Feb 1, 2017 3:56 AM by Skyreth-XIII

I hope it's gay, but it won't be.

Jan 30, 2017 1:25 AM by Claptrap

KnightA said:
Is the mc looking at the other guy?


well looks great


PLEASE!!!!!!!!!! I need more Bromance but not really BL animes!

Jan 29, 2017 3:54 AM by Machination

I hate you so much Seiji Kishi.

I was interested for a second, but then I saw him. I'm upset.

Jan 29, 2017 12:21 AM by Claptrap

Kishi Seiji directed some good animes, although i always remember him by Ranpo Kitan.
The artstyle looks great.

Jan 28, 2017 4:26 PM by Aria

Symphyon said:
GamerUnglued said:
Yea. Cinematography. I was writing this whole thing while with friends yesterday, so I guess I was a bit distracted and couldn't think of the word. The director was great on that show, but the writing was mostly poor, especially as Maeda had to cram the whole thing into 13 episodes. I did love the OST, but I think he was referring to the addition of Girls Dead Monster that supposedly was only meant to appeal to "tweens".


Understandable in that case then, although again... I don't think him cramming down stuff in 13 episodes was his fault, since it was initially 24 episodes but they cut it in half (mostly production committee), but again, I do agree his writing went a bit watered down honestly.

I did like Girls Dead Monster from what I remember, it was nice.
It wasn't Maeda's fault really, but he could have focused it better. Even so, none of the drama in Angel Beats was well executed, mostly because all of the characters were so bland. I never felt much emotion at all when I was clearly supposed to, and that has nothing to do with the plot being cut, but rather that the characters were poor from the start. I'll give it points for being absolutely hilarious though.

Jan 28, 2017 11:36 AM by GamerUnglued

GamerUnglued said:
Symphyon said:


I think what he meant is that you confused the term Camera focus to another aspect of animating or directing... maybe you mean Choreography? Cinematography? Those type of stuff.

Personally I thought the usage of the Angel Beats OST was pretty good in my eyes, and it gave the message enough but the problem was the amount of episodes given were crammed (tho this was understandable and justified in a way) tho I do see what you mean when his writing has gotten stale, or something if that can be said.
Yea. Cinematography. I was writing this whole thing while with friends yesterday, so I guess I was a bit distracted and couldn't think of the word. The director was great on that show, but the writing was mostly poor, especially as Maeda had to cram the whole thing into 13 episodes. I did love the OST, but I think he was referring to the addition of Girls Dead Monster that supposedly was only meant to appeal to "tweens".


Understandable in that case then, although again... I don't think him cramming down stuff in 13 episodes was his fault, since it was initially 24 episodes but they cut it in half (mostly production committee), but again, I do agree his writing went a bit watered down honestly.

I did like Girls Dead Monster from what I remember, it was nice.

Jan 28, 2017 11:30 AM by Wasshio

Symphyon said:
GamerUnglued said:
I'm not high. Angel Beats did a great job focusing the camera on important things to create the necessary mood, and the great lighting helped further. I don't know what you mean by overpolished, but both the staleness and the addition of GDM as a band are a result of Maeda, not the director.


I think what he meant is that you confused the term Camera focus to another aspect of animating or directing... maybe you mean Choreography? Cinematography? Those type of stuff.

Personally I thought the usage of the Angel Beats OST was pretty good in my eyes, and it gave the message enough but the problem was the amount of episodes given were crammed (tho this was understandable and justified in a way) tho I do see what you mean when his writing has gotten stale, or something if that can be said.
Yea. Cinematography. I was writing this whole thing while with friends yesterday, so I guess I was a bit distracted and couldn't think of the word. The director was great on that show, but the writing was mostly poor, especially as Maeda had to cram the whole thing into 13 episodes. I did love the OST, but I think he was referring to the addition of Girls Dead Monster that supposedly was only meant to appeal to "tweens".

Jan 28, 2017 11:27 AM by GamerUnglued

''Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats!) will direct the series while Yuuko Kakihara (Orange) will be in charge of the series composition and screenplay''
W E W L A D
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Jan 28, 2017 5:19 AM by Minearm

GamerUnglued said:
Red_Tuesday said:


Camera focus?

Are you... high?

Think ---> Talk

And while I agree Maeda has been declining since the early Key days, the overpolished production is a big part of why it felt so stale. That, and the shoehorning of the "music" to get the tweens on board. (Though it had nothing to do with music, just idol hype-bait)
I'm not high. Angel Beats did a great job focusing the camera on important things to create the necessary mood, and the great lighting helped further. I don't know what you mean by overpolished, but both the staleness and the addition of GDM as a band are a result of Maeda, not the director.


I think what he meant is that you confused the term Camera focus to another aspect of animating or directing... maybe you mean Choreography? Cinematography? Those type of stuff.

Personally I thought the usage of the Angel Beats OST was pretty good in my eyes, and it gave the message enough but the problem was the amount of episodes given were crammed (tho this was understandable and justified in a way) tho I do see what you mean when his writing has gotten stale, or something if that can be said.

Jan 28, 2017 2:39 AM by Wasshio

Rachmaninow said:
^welcome back. Been a while.

As much as I'd like for myself to like this kind of show, it's become impossible. Kuzu no Honkai being the latest evidence of me not caring anymore about shoujo-esque anime despite *wanting* to. :/
Kuzu no Honkai is seinen though.

Jan 27, 2017 11:48 PM by Raina-

Please gimme suffering and angst

Jan 27, 2017 11:10 PM by MaahHeim

Red_Tuesday said:
GamerUnglued said:
That all comes from the writing though. Shot composition, tone and lighting, camera focus


Camera focus?

Are you... high?

Think ---> Talk

And while I agree Maeda has been declining since the early Key days, the overpolished production is a big part of why it felt so stale. That, and the shoehorning of the "music" to get the tweens on board. (Though it had nothing to do with music, just idol hype-bait)
I'm not high. Angel Beats did a great job focusing the camera on important things to create the necessary mood, and the great lighting helped further. I don't know what you mean by overpolished, but both the staleness and the addition of GDM as a band are a result of Maeda, not the director.

Jan 27, 2017 6:39 PM by GamerUnglued

Hmm well Seiji Kishi directed very well on some stuff that I like (which I don't hate him anymore, I used to hate him a lot tho not gonna lie) so well I'll try to give this a shot (btw what I mean is: Yuuki Yuuna, Assassination Classroom, and Danganronpa 3)

Jan 27, 2017 6:37 PM by Wasshio

Hope it would be good

Jan 27, 2017 6:19 PM by SkiesOnFire

GamerUnglued said:
Red_Tuesday said:


Sure, Angel Beats was a perfectly polished assembly-line, focus-tested, populist product.

I need more soul than that.
That all comes from the writing though. Shot composition, tone and lighting, camera focus


Camera focus?

Are you... high?

Think ---> Talk

And while I agree Maeda has been declining since the early Key days, the overpolished production is a big part of why it felt so stale. That, and the shoehorning of the "music" to get the tweens on board. (Though it had nothing to do with music, just idol hype-bait)

Jan 27, 2017 6:15 PM by Red_Tuesday

The characters will be designed by loundraw.

Enough reason for me to see this anime.

Jan 27, 2017 6:13 PM by raxar

Red_Tuesday said:
GamerUnglued said:
Angel Beats was quite well directed though.


Sure, Angel Beats was a perfectly polished assembly-line, focus-tested, populist product.

I need more soul than that.
That all comes from the writing though. Shot composition, tone and lighting, camera focus, etc were excellent. Jun Maeda's dramatic writing was manipulative and his story was rushed, which is why it felt stale, though the comedy writing was great. Direction and writing are separate but equally important. Angel Beats was mediocre because only one of those things was good.

Jan 27, 2017 2:45 PM by GamerUnglued

GamerUnglued said:
Red_Tuesday said:
Oh, this looks coo... *sees Angel Beats director*

bye
Angel Beats was quite well directed though.


Sure, Angel Beats was a perfectly polished assembly-line, focus-tested, populist product.

I need more soul than that.

Jan 27, 2017 2:35 PM by Red_Tuesday

That has to be the most vague synopsis I've ever read.

Jan 27, 2017 1:48 PM by TrashDax

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