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  1. Vexx
    2013-11-16 13:25
    I'm guessing that writers assuming that tea clubs never actually DO anything which gives a lot of time for hijinks and mayhem?

    It certainly reduces the amount of animation specialty required for, say, a sports club or the research needed for a culture/theater/music club.

    -- That's always kind of neat when a one-off thing (like IE-tan) takes off and is embraced by the actual company. I always wondered how the Toyota and Vocaloid temporary partnership happened.

    Deep into volume two edits. I got delayed on the package transmittal (some household drama with #1 son getting sick). Will send it out Monday.

    I found someone I'm talking to hoping she'd like to be a model for a cover of volume two or three -- looks scarily like Tsika. She's in Poland though and new at modeling. The model on my first volume I'm using as a Glycerin, Elisanth, is in Moldova but she's got her business shop down solid.

    Obviously if you know anyone that could pass for Tsika and wants to model for a book cover, I'm all ears. Neophytes should work together.
    possible Tsika model
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  2. Pocari_Sweat
    2013-11-16 09:18

    Though, the bad Minami-ke season was Okawari (2nd season). 3rd season (Okaeri) was meh but it wasn't terrible by any means.

    1st season > 4th >> 3rd >> 2nd is how it goes.

    Still missing a good moe show for the year aside from Minami-ke Tadaima. I had to rewatch Tari Tari for my fix.
  3. Reckoner
    2013-11-15 00:41
    Chinami is a fine character, pocari should stop hating .
  4. Pocari_Sweat
    2013-11-13 07:05
    Hmm.. I'm not sure if "painted look" is a good term for Kyoani backgrounds. Because like you said True Tears had a painted look and so did something like Uchouten Kazoku and I adored the visuals in both those series.

    Most of the time, what Kyoani really lacks in their visuals is a sense of emotive expression. I don't ... really feel anything from Kyoto Animation visuals other than the fact from a technical point of view they are very impressive (and hoping that they could use this in other genres... and no Kyoukai no Kanata does not count since it's an epic failure).

    PA Works visuals though.... melancholy, bittersweet, heartwarming, mono no aware, nostalgia... no other studio evokes those emotions more than PA Works for me and it's a combination of their really "alive" backgrounds in combination of the choice of music and visual direction they go for. It's poetic in a way much like Shinkai movies are poetic. Of course PA Works work in a different framework as they still try to cater to a latenight audience.

    Hyouka was an exception in that it did have those emotions. I guess you can argue that the Key adaptations did too, but unfortunately I dislike Key's formula of slapstick silly nonsense at the beginning, theatrical melodrama later on. This is something I can give credit to something like Anohana which was relatively consistent throughout the whole series. After Story is my default favourite Key show because it didn't have this mood whiplash. Talking about After Story, that flower field episode in episode 18 was one of the most beautiful and emotion evoking scenes ever made both in the way the drama was developed and how the visuals were expressed.
  5. Pocari_Sweat
    2013-11-13 05:57
    Apologies in advance for distracting you from you busy schedule

    Didn't say PAW was better. I just personally like the look of PAW series more because of their focus on backgrounds and digital photography rather fluidity gives a more "poetic" feel to it. Similar to Makoto Shinkai actually, whose movies actually does not have anywhere near the best "animation" (frames, fluidity), but whose backgrounds, attention to detail, digital photography and processing are pretty much unmatched. Btw, to clear all doubt, I'm talking purely about visuals and aesthetics and not bringing into the equation story, premise, character depth or anything like that (because if we did, Kyoani gets absolutely crushed on)

    I personally think Hyouka is Kyoani's best work in the visual department and I would even say if you put it head to head with any of PA Work's productions, it will beat it. Yes, it was that good to me. The attention to detail, the fluidity, the expressiveness and movement of the characters. And best of all it felt like they even borrowed elements from PA Works books with their melancholic mono-no-aware evoking backgrounds and digital photography. It's like they took the best elements of PA Works and combined it with the top notch animation and fluidity skills they already have.

    In converse, I have to disagree with Tari Tari. Despite me loving the series, I thought for PAW standards, it was below average. Me and Archon Wing joke that Tari Tari had reject character designs and background art from Hanasaku Iroha... and to be honest I think it has an element of truth in it. There wasn't really a scene from a visual point of view where I was wow'd by and I can tell that from a production point of view it was fairly rushed. I'd say it's the second worst looking PAW series after Another.

    Best looking shows for PA Works for me are Hanasaku Iroha, True Tears and Uchouten Kazoku. In that order too.

    Hmmm... Air and Kanon. It's been way too long since I watched those so I can't exactly say. I'll take your word for it though since you take photography as a hobby.

    On another note, despite K-on S2 and Nichijou being really fluid I did not like the visuals in that one bit. K-on character designs were way too generic and blobby, whilst Nichijou was essentially animating "cartoon figures", even if Nichijou is arguably Kyoani's most impressive demonstration when it comes to fluidity in animation. It's like akin to animating stick figures well... doesn't mean shit to me because they are stick figures and not appealing to look at.
  6. Pocari_Sweat
    2013-11-13 04:20
    You know when I said I like the look for PA Works better than Kyoani. I think I found the correct technical words.

    Kyoto Animation has overall the best "animation" - frames and fluidity. PA Works though has the best background art, post processing, lighting and bloom effects and digital photography. TV side of things for both of course.

    Aww yeh. I feel like I deserve a medal in the digital graphics/animation field!
  7. Pocari_Sweat
    2013-11-12 04:58
    Ok, convince me to keep watching Nagi no Asu Kara because I've pretty much ran out of patience. I tried implementing the "its a PA works show, you have to watch it" into my head, but it's insufficient now. And "its a Okada show" is more a detriment than a positive these days
  8. totoum
    2013-11-11 16:13
    You're right,Hotaru's a close second! (I am this predictable? )
    I did guess that yours was Komari but she's by far my least favorite,or at least her portayal is, maybe I'll like her more if the show starts moving away from her height complex.
  9. totoum
    2013-11-11 08:24
    Favorite Non Non is Renge,I know, not very original since some watch the show just for her
    I just like the way her childish innocence is portrayed,feels a lot more genuine than most shows with that character type.
    But more than any of the characters it's really the countryside setting that I enjoy the most.
  10. Pocari_Sweat
    2013-11-11 05:56
    Funny enough, Reck doesn't hate moe. Did you know he's a VN player? He's telling me to play all these VNs and I pretty much autoreply with "CBF" because I don't wanna waste 50 hours or whatever .

    Good moe is like cure to cancer. It gives you this really satisfying feeling and brings a smile to your face. Someone on youtube referred to moe as "getting a boner in your heart". I lold. And that is why I'm a fanboy of PA Works. A lot of their female characters tick off my moe alarm. Unfortunately they need to work on their guys...

    Talking about moe, Ai from the latest Kyoukai ep was adorable as f***. I still can't fathom why I like her.

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