WHAT!? The Season’s Over Already?
The first anime of the Spring shows I’m following ends today. Did I hate it? Love it?
Hakaze doesn’t know the answer! Help her out by clicking the break and finding out my opinion on the subject
Been a while since I put out a blog post I know but don’t worry I’m still alive! I’m watching as much anime as time allows me week to week. Mostly good season so far and I’m enjoying it a lot. The purpose of this update though is to let readers know what’s coming down the pipe
- Brainstorming some editorials that are more open to reader participation ETA: 1-2 Weeks
- More “Spotlight” articles for shows not enough people are watching/have seen(In the vein of my Yamato post) ETA: 2-3 Weeks
- Season Review ETA: End of June Early July
If you have any suggestions of what you’d like to see me write about, please feel free to comment below and let me know!
The year is 2199. The once blue and green planet Earth has been reduced to a radioactive desert wasteland by constant attacks by the hostile aliens from the planet Gamilus which force the remaining population underground. However, a friendly alien race from the planet Iscandar contacts the humans and gives them the blueprints to build a powerful space battleship capable of retrieving a device to clean the planet before humanity disappears. The United Nations Cosmo Navy – whose space fleets have been decimated by Gamilan forces – resurrects the long-sunken battleship Yamato and applies the alien technology to its interior, transforming it into the vessel for which the series is named: Space Battleship Yamato (Synopsis from Wikipedia)
Join me down the break to read why you should be watching a truly fantastic show in its own class putting to shame much of the swath the anime industry releases every season
Where to begin with this gem… perhaps a little history?
Currently gathering critical and commercial success around the world, this OVA was produced by the relatively new Studio Trigger as part of the AnimeMirai Project. AnimeMirai is essentially government subsidized anime with the intent of training young animators in Japan to reduce the need of outsourcing which has become all too common in the anime industry in the past two decades. As being fully funded from the government, studios have the luxury to create an anime they would not be able to otherwise because of market demand.
Studio Trigger’s OVA tells a tale of the clumsy but lovable Akko and her desire to become a mage like her role model, Shiny Chariot, after a demonstration she witnessed in her childhood.
LWA has that “oomph” you rarely see in animation today. There is truly something for everyone in this short whether kid or adult. Though this isn’t a particularly deep or complex story, Akko’s journey has such a whimsical feel and sense of wonder akin to Disney movies of yore, I had an unbreakable smile the entire time I was watching this. Trigger’s attention to detail is impeccable and quite possibly the main reason they are able to pack as much character development/plot progression as they do in 26 minutes. Whether it’s Akko fearfully hiding in her seat as she worries for her hero or Sucy as she experiments gleefully with her many potions, it’s these little nuances that make this OVA soar into many people’s future top 10 lists later this year.
If you are a fan of anime, animation, or just a good story; WATCH THIS NOW!
A 5 out of 5
It is available for free on Youtube and Crunchyroll under the name Little Witch Academia
Hey all! Outside priorities have been taking my time away from the blog but I wanted to let readers know I have 3 posts in progress!
1. Little Witch Academia
2. Space Battleship Yamato 2199
3. Spring Season Update
They’re all being edited right now and hope to have 1 and 3 pumped out in the next couple of days with 2 done by the weekend.