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:
- Walkure Romanze Mizugi Madness:
I haven’t gotten around to watching anything from this season, either on legal streaming sites or as fansubs. I’m content to just look at pictures on this site to decide what I will blind buy on physical media a year or so in the future. Let’s say, if NON NON BIYORI is easily my number 1 “blind buy” choice, WAIKURE ROMANZE might be number 2. Something about girls on horses appeals to me.
- Huge Indeed: Hitomi Harada Hits 100k with Boob Snap:
“second or third largest pair in the business”. I’m out of the loop, which seiyuu would be the “largest”?
- Non Non Biyori Moe Madness Anime:
I totally want to watch NON NON BIYORI but I’m leaning towards just waiting for the Sentai Filmworks physical media release and buying it blind, since I’m pretty sure I’ll love it. This kind of anime is catnip for me.
- PS4 Launch “Flawless”:
Oh, one of the translated Japanese message board quotes mentions AR TONELICO? A JRPG like that would hasten my decision as to which console to buy, not that I’ll have any money to buy either console for at least a year. Plus, if it’s like the PS2 AR TONELICO games, I’d kind of hope the game doesn’t crash during the final boss battle.
- Shimakaze Konata “Ultimate” Lucky Star Crossover:
What about Sasami in TENCHI MUYO and especially when she got her own spin-off as PRETTY SAMMY where Pretty Sammy and Pixy Misa were major figures in proto-moé fandom? Around the same time, just barely pre-EVANGELION, there was also Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn. Some people claim the term “moé” itself was derived from Tomoe. Then there are proto-proto-proto-moé characters in the 1980s like C-Ko from PROJECT A-KO, Hikaru Hiyama from KIMAGURE ORANGE ROAD (not to mention Kyosuke’s sisters), and all …