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Dec 9, 2021
Osamu Kobayashi reinterprets several values ​​from Ai Yazawa's original work.

One of the most positive aspects of the work is how it manages to contrast this more extravagant and strange art, with the intimacy of the characters. In a way, the 2 are different, but they work within the anime's proposal.

The way the anime highlights the world, it's kind of like a real world farce. The characters have these very extravagant personalities, as if they ignore reality and the problems that exist in it. George's strong personality hides the concern and fears he has for those around him. Arashi acts like someone who takes the fuck read more
Dec 9, 2021
There has been a lot of debate these days “what makes a topic well addressed in an anime?”.

WEP's character development comes loaded by very heavy and subtle themes. The anime sets out to highlight these themes as its most obvious feature. Sexuality, prejudice, sexual abuse, bullying etc. It would be sensational if such themes ever mattered for anything other than the themes themselves.

Making it clear here that I have a huge passion for diversity, and I love to see this type of subject being discussed and debated in art (when done well of course). Some of my favorite works like Hourou Musuko, Rillakuma to Kaoru-san, read more
Sep 24, 2021
In Bishounen Tanteidan, the real charm is in the mystery and beauty of the moments, not in their endings.

All this beauty and stylization does not have a purpose that goes beyond being beautiful and stylized. The anime empties everything that can be dramatic and logical, and focuses only on what the events themselves can provide. It is evident that the anime has an objective discourse and theme, but it also seeks to confuse the viewer about its real intention. Its narrative, logic and conclusion are empty, but the main theme is not.

If you think about some conventions and principles (or rules, as the more radical read more
Aug 26, 2021
Animentary: Ketsudan shows the war and its real impacts in a dramatic, documentary (and fictional), raw, symbolic and even experimental way at times.

It's not just an anime that will tell real events that took place during the Second World War, it will create a narrative that travels through several layers very well orchestrated by the direction of Ippei Kuri. Also, if we analyze Kurenai Sanshirou, 1969 and make a brief comparison between the director's two works, it is already possible to find some aspects in the way he works with a “similarity” to the real world from a fictional story. As when anime takes advantage read more
Aug 26, 2021
Gridman's point of appreciation is not in this "deeper" relationship of important themes that anime tries to work on, but in a more vulgar way in which he treats the most objective subject of anime - this one that refers to a nostalgia for the moments of action.

I like how the anime works with this more vulgar and objective plot relationship that exists on the surface. Vulgar not in a negative sense, but in this well assumed visual relationship with a heroic, destructive and nostalgic charge.

Even though it has a continuous story, the focus is on the immediate resolution of each episode – it progresses read more
Aug 26, 2021
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The best thing about SK∞ is how he assumes total detachment from logic and is always warping real elements in his favor.

It's an anime that takes place in “reality” and has a real theme, which is Skateboarding. However, the very strong and obvious styling turns it into an action anime – almost superheroes with super powers and incredible abilities that go far beyond our reality. It's a job that's not afraid to take this weirder approach.

It's great how the director Hiroko Utsumi manages to unite all the conventional exaggerations of some animes very well as if they were something natural. From the way the characters read more
Aug 26, 2021
Yuru Camp△ is one of the best animes I watched in 2021. I had the opportunity to watch the first and second seasons in a row. As the "Yoshiaki Kyougoku" director directed both seasons – and his approach to theme and story were very similar – it won't be necessary for me to make an isolated comment on both.

While I was thinking about the main idea to write about the anime, it came to my mind at times that he could criticize a state of loneliness of the characters, but soon that idea fell apart.

The work provides several very pleasurable moments, but with different impacts. read more
May 13, 2021
The greatest potential of Chinese anime (donghua) recently released - mainly by the producers Bilibili and Tencent Penguin Pictures - comes from a great expressive use and enabling its 3D.

While many are still prejudiced against this language - relatively recent considering that it is less than 50 years since its emergence - which is still undergoing great development, it seems to me that it has reached maturity at Pixar. But that does not prevent that animes like "Douluo Dalu, 2018" and "Ling Long: Incarnation, 2019" have been able to use this resource in a very evident, expressive and enabling way.

It is interesting to note how read more
Apr 27, 2021
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At the beginning of the film, the characters still do not have an interaction with the music. What we know about them is that delinquents are possible, and that is because of their clothing and characteristics. What surprises us most is our bald protagonist Kenji, played by Shintaro Sakamoto. The character is quite expressionless at various times. It seems that he does not necessarily have a personality or a will of his own. Even so, his choices and actions influence the other characters around him.

The anime begins with this simpler animation, which uses very static plans and frameworks, at times the characters don't even move. read more
Apr 9, 2021
Even though it is a universe created to separate us from reality (as every Isekai does) here it tries to embrace a “reality” of the two universes in a very ambiguous way. The reality of anime is related to the reality of its themes. Director Manabu Okamoto's form of staging influences the viewer to be in the role of the protagonist. There is this voice-over that is always keeping us apart from what's going on in the character's head. The work establishes a certain intimacy with the protagonist Rudeus Greyrat.

Several small situations are created that bring us closer to this universe and to the characters read more