I feel like they’re the only studio genuinely pushing the envelope for animation now. Seeing stuff like Madoka and Bakemonogatari, I’m legitimately excited to see what Gekidan Inu Curry will come up with next and even when a scene isn’t trippy, the textures and composition are eye-sex.
I loved Higurashi, FMA, and the Index/Railgun series, but those are all particular shows. SHAFT is the one case where I go “it’s made by those guys? I’ll have to check it out!”
Imyou made other comments on this post:
- Top 10 Best Anime Studios:
P.I.G. makes stuff that I look at and respect and think “ah, now that’s some good anime for a mature audience,” except I usually don’t make it through a series, even if it’s a favourite. SHAFT… I’ll watch a TV version, then watch a BD version of the same show and think “damn, why isn’t there any more?” and revisit the cool scenes again.
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All shows could have a similar drop rate, making the most watched the most dropped… Not saying they do, but something like this is always a factor to some extent if you’re talking raw number of people who dropped each.
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They might as well… They’re known for making games with stupidly high production values, and they tried to do that half-assed with cheap labor and it didn’t work… Well, if they’re not willing to do what it takes to make a flagship title, they may as well go into retirement and make little cheap games like any other upstart.
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Same here. Hard bodies can be cool, but she’s left human anatomy far behind and charged into uncharted territory. Even the bizarre looking musclebuilding champions IRL are a more familiar shape than that. The characters in this game seem to have been drawn based on looking through a fisheye lens.
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I don’t even watch Kuroko’s Basketball, but after all the threats from that wannabe terrorist, getting events cancelled etc, I’m glad to see it so high if just to annoy the loser calling the threats in.
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This comment right here. Even “good ones” like Densha Otoko or Akiba@Deep have TERRIBLE acting and the kind of cheeziness you’d expect from a high school media club project.