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Monday, 01 June 2015 14:05

Shirobako

Shirobako is an anime about producing anime. Being an anime, everything is a little glorified but that doesn’t take away the qualities it has.

Our main characters are a group of girls who found themselves deeply affected by anime and they want to partake in anime production in a way. They were all members of the same anime club at their high school.

 

Miyamori Aoi

She is the main character of the main characters. Most of anime is catered around her. She is a positive and outgoing young adult who has a hazed vision of her future. She knows she likes anime and vaguely knows that her future lies with anime production. However, she does not have a specific goal or a dream.

She gets a job as an assistant at Musashino animation and that’s where this anime begins.

Her main talent lies in managing people. She is able to encourage, push, and force those in slumps to get them going and eventually produce a result, meaning she is best suited to be a “desk”, a term used to refer what we should call human resources manager.

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To me, personally, I’d rather not have opening song. I feel it’s a waste of time. I sometimes prefer anime ending songs, primarily because it gives me time to digest what (the crap) may have happened in episodes. Or sometimes when an episode ends with sorrow or something alike, ending song gives me time to think things over or feel saddened enough to endure ending songs.

But the opening song, I really feel they should be omitted. Some of recent anime, like [I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying], skips opening song and shortens its play time entirely which I feel is a good thing. But then the manga is a 4-panel shots. There aren’t really a lot of materials to cover and even add two (opening & ending) songs with. If they did, we are looking at opening song (30 seconds), anime content (3 minutes), ending song (30 seconds). That would be borderline ridiculous because the songs alone will eat up 1/3 of the entire content.

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Sunday, 26 April 2015 02:20

Patlabor

Introduction

Patlabor is a very old anime by now. It began in late 1980, to be more precise 1989, it is now over 25 year old anime.

However, despite of its age, I still find Patlabor a rare anime that successfully mixes slice of life with actions. Mixing slice of life and actions is hard, merely because those two genres are pretty much the opposite. Slice of life is all about smooth/quiet plot telling with soothing rhythm whereas action genre is mostly about fancy story telling with often over-the-top scenes. Mixing those two genres is like mixing water and oil, but Patlabor gets it done and it does so exceptionally.

Patlabor has several variants. The manga version (of which I own all volumes) is 22 volumes, but I am not here to talk about the manga because I find anime better. It is one of few cases where animation adaption exceeds its manga format.

Let’s start with the main TV show. The TV show started on 1989 and had 47 episodes. There were also two OVA series both of which supplements the original TV show while giving new takes on some early parts of the anime.

If you have read its manga, it doesn’t really matter which you watch first, you will immediately know where you are, but if you haven’t read the manga, it’s probably best to start with the TV series and then OVA 1 and then OVA 2.

There are also three Patlabor movies which expand Patlabor universe even further but are completely optional.

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012 02:46

Anime music

Do you listen to anime music?

Listening to anime music and letting others know that can quite be somewhat embarrassing. Why? Because,in general, it's not the norm.

I listen to pretty much only anime music.
Back in 80s, I used to listen to the general kind of music that social trends brought upon. I started watching anime in 90s when TVs were finally becoming common and that it was possible to import Japanese amime into Korea (illegally though). As I started watching anime, I started to listen to anime music.

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