I knew about the Sketch Book connection but both these folks are quite different when we're talking about original series. I'm actually more a fan of Satou when he's adapting work that's less saccharine than the stuff he writes, but he and an Okada original seems like a very odd fit to me.
Don't want to get the mods on my back for discussing to much in the new anime thread so....
Satou and Okada actually go way back, she worked on scripts for Aria and Satou was chief director/supervisor for sketchbook full color's, always have wanted them to get back together.
However I had in mind a SoL series rather than magical girl ( still havn't seen Amazing Twins) and mecha
Didn't you know? Sakura trick saved anime by showing two girls kissing (hell it's even rated higher on MAL than Space Dandy)
There's probably some hype backlash going on,I have the impression people don't want this to save anime, they want it to cure cancer.
My only gripe with the episode is that it reminded me the only decent ramen place in Dublin is crazy expensive.
I think the most likely issue here is that LN adaptations are becoming more and more dominant every year, and it's no longer possible for the really good directors and writers to avoid them and continue to live at the standard to which they have become accustomed.
Haha true, though with Kanojo flag it's sort of like sora no otoshimono where when the plot is going there's interesting stuff going on but you have to sit through a bunch of "comedic" chapters between every plot chapter.
Now where I'm really probably completely foolish is in something like super sonico the animation where I see Kuroda as the writer and I figure that there's no way he wouldn't try to put some twist on the premise but there's no indication of it in the 1st episode so I guess he's there for the paycheck (not that I blame him mind you).
There's a couple of other LN adaptations ( "No Game No Life" and "Black Bullet" ) where I just really like the staff and hope the source is in any way decent.
I have not, but I will say this - I think we (not you and me, but the global "we" as anime fans) have a tendency to try and give authors more credit than they deserve under the guise of "surely, they couldn't possibly be this lazy." In my experience, they usually are this lazy. Occam's Razor.
I haven't read Kanojo ga Flag, and maybe there's more to it than it seems. But it seems more likely to me that Watanabe is just cashing a paycheck and there isn't more to it than it seems.
but it's so utterly cliched and recycled that in reading it I was almost convinced it was a satire (if it is, I never got far enough to find out).
Reminded me that I wanted to ask you if you've checked out any of the Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara manga or LN
Ayumu Watanabe is directing the anime so I got curious and while at first it seemed like "the laziest LN ever" making me sad to see Watanabe waisting his talents on this, the more the story progresses the more everything feels off as if the author is indeed poking fun at the whole LN industry and there might be more to the story...or it's just wishful thinking and the author's that lazy.