At this point I just say that K-on did to slice of life anime what Haruhi did for anime as a whole back on 2006. KyoAni definitely has people that prove that there are still people who can truly take something to a level beyond expectation in their work.
Having just finished Hyouka, I had to rewatch parts of the last episode because fucking museum quality background art distracted the hell out of me.
Recent comments by HouseLife:
- Natsuiro High School “Beastly Hentai Action”:
I scrolled through the images before reading what the fuck was happening with an expression of confusion I didn’t realize I had until I went back until I read the description. And then promptly lost my shit when the context clicked in my head for all pictures at once. Then I said a silent prayer to god internet for its grace.
- The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan Revealed:
I admit I do miss the intelligence inherent in the 2006 designs. While the K-on style does have its place, and definitely did show intelligence behind the girls’ faces in K-on which I attribute to why they were likable, compared to original Haruhi’s smoothly angular designs, this does feel like it lacks the same mystery of the original. That said, I agree with Sasazuka’s assessment, this is not a bad derivative. It, like everything, will take a bit of getting used to considering my nostalgic …
- Top 10 Characters You’d Give Chocolates To:
I sense some trolling in the female results.
- Boxing Angel: “Cute Girls Beating Each Other!”:
As soon as I saw the young girl in the swimsuit, I had the thought that I wish this were an anime in the sae vein of Hajime no Ippo so we could see some kind of creative writing on how she would win against the larger, stronger girls. Then my mammalian mind liked that thought, and then my reptilian brain said “Bouncing tits” and now I’m moving on with my day.
- Final Fantasy Legends: The Space-Time Crystal Trailer:
Only real complaint for the FFXIII battle system specifically I’ve heard is that everything wasn’t unlocked soon enough for characters. But really that didn’t matter, it gave a reason to use the other characters, because they were the ones with the abilities. Whether they liked the characters or not was kind of irrelevant to the uses. FFXIII was more like a commander of the battle than actual individual control like older games. It’s that part that everyone got up their own asses about. The …