It’d be lovely if Studio Daume could return to the franchise, but it seems that most of their talent has fled elsewhere. Daume hasn’t really done anything notable since the two ICHIGO MASHIMARO OVA series or whatever that SHIKI thing is.
I’m just hoping Masahiko Ohta, from the first season, returns as director, perhaps with Studio Dogakobo doing the animation (they also made Ohta’s most recent series, YURU YURI). Or Studio Bridge, where Ohta directed MITSUDOMOE.
Recent comments by Sasazuka:
- Dagashi Kashi A Barrage of Tasty Trivia:
If you’re wondering how small town dagashis can stay open despite such narrow profit margins in a country with negative birth rates, I think the answer is “many of them don’t anymore”, though I know from my “extensive” knowledge of the subject (from watching/reading NON NON BIYORI) that some dagashi offer other services like being a post office or package depot and I think some of them also have a small amount of groceries and household items, for communities too small for even convenience …
- Top 20 Most Charming Anime Siblings:
My vote would probably be for the Minami sisters. I’d also consider voting for Non Non Biyori siblings, but I’m not sure if I’d vote for the Miyauchi sisters (three girls with huge age differences, so much that the oldest sister is the teacher of her youngest sister, in grade 1, and probably was, for a time, the teacher of her middle sister who just went off to high school) or the Koshigaya siblings (two sisters and one non-talkative eldest brother, all born within a span of only two to three …
- Afterschool Hypnosis Club Hypnotic Indeed:
I actually did see a web page for an actual hypnosis club in a Japanese high school once, although the reality is a lot less salacious, you know, fully-clothed girls slumped in chairs. I doubt the page is still there, I saw it at least a decade ago, but I think it was a high school in the Azabu area of Minato ward in Tokyo (re: Sailor Moon’s neighborhood, which, considering how much mind control there was in Sailor Moon, was weirdly appropriate).
- Hypnotize My Girlfriend Quite Entrancing:
What are the inductions like? Is there actually some semblance of a spoken-word progressive relaxation induction, perhaps with the classic swinging watch, or is it just the usual either magic hypnosis or tech hypnosis (i.e. hypnosis guns) that are common in these kinds of visual novels? The induction is the sexiest part of hypnosis as far as I’m concerned. I also like, in Japanese hypnosis AVs, where girls do normal stage hypnosis kind of stunts but with orgasms. The hypnosis videos that are …
- Dagashi Kashi “A Total Sugar Rush!”:
Just where did Hotaru hide that packet of donuts anyway? Her cleavage or one of several other “hiding places” on a woman? Good to see that the real-world candy/junk food brands and mascots from the manga seem to have been preserved in the anime, I guess Japanese snack food manufacturers see cooperating with this anime as a good way to boost sales (even if it’s associated with some fanservice).