Space Dandy ep 13 (Re-watch)
If we're talking about shows that are particularly creative with art and animation, I'd certainly list Hidamari Sketch among those and it'd qualify as a "cute girl" show. I'd imagine that people with an interest in various forms of art would probably get something extra out of the show that most viewers wouldn't but it's also done in a way that doesn't exclude anyone and could even generate an interest in other forms of art. It may not consistently show off with flashy animation but there's some surprisingly good stuff in there, if you're watching for it. The show doesn't limit itself to just one style, though it's also not so varied as to be a constantly changing collision of styles, I think it keeps a fairly effective balance to make for an effective show that can be enjoyed in a few different ways.I totally get how you feel, albeit towards opposite kinds of shows to the ones you like. You probably have more of an argument for wanting people to watch some of the shows you like to watch because I'm a fan of what's generally classified as 'Cute Girl' shows, and, objectively speaking, they likely don't hold quite as much merit as some shows that push the boundaries of animation, but I still feel like some people do write them off when some of those kinds of shows are my personal favourites, and I wish more people could enjoy them. Not to push what I like onto other people, I know someone like yourself probably wouldn't like them, but it does make me quite sad that people who do like those kind of shows are in short supply, even if I'll freely admit the appeal is rather niche.
I think, if you spend significant time on any hobby you tend to pick up on details and differences that aren't immediately apparent to those who don't share your hobby. I'd say something similar applies to watching particular types of shows, there are little details and differences (sometimes even major ones) that you can appreciate more by focussing on a particular group of shows. If someone tried to tell me that Kinmoza and Non Non Biyori are basically the same show, they could expect quite a rant/rambling trying to explain why they're completely wrong.I have to admit, while I enjoy 'cute girl' shows, I've never understood a certain sector of anime fandom that seems to *only* watch cute girl shows and pretty much nothing else. While I can appreciate one of these shows being done well, there seems to be some mindset where something like Is The Order A Rabbit is treated like the greatest thing since sliced bread, as if it's like the epitome of fine art.
I suppose it's just interesting to me, because for me - the way I consume anime is wanting to consume *everything* - ie. the best of what the medium has to offer across all genres, so while I can understand people having different tastes, I've never reall understood the 'cute girls only' thing, as it seems like such an isolated thing, compared to how most people get into anime via Shonen, sci-fi etc...
Finished Haikyu Season 1 a few days back. My first sports anime and I absolutely loved it. Matches had me on teh edge of my seat at times, and the show had great humor as well, and even poked fun of itself at times Like when the adult team played them, and then suggested that Highschoolers were really cool with the way they stopped in the match to give heart felt pleas to their team mates
Persona 3 the Movie #4: Winter of Rebirth.
Fantastic, and probably my favourite of the 4, though I'd need to marathon all of them to be absolutely sure. The ending didn't hit me emotionally quite as hard as it did in the original game, but is still a stellar adaptation. Really pretty as well, the colour palettes and lighting make for some really amazing looking shots.
I have a question about this episode, did any of it get cut by the BBFC? Specifically the nudity in the bathing scene? I'm kinda curious if that made it through or not tbh. Not that I expect Lemon would be able to answer having nothing to compare it with and all.Episode 2: Not a whole lot really happening in this one. I do wonder how much Noriko's dad will play in the forthcoming events. There seems to be a pretty big focus on him, and this episode in particular highlighted this with her reaction to seeing the remains of his ship. Obviously this is good character development in general, so it's fine even if it doesn't have some part in the story, but it would be nice to have some pay off.
I have a question about this episode, did any of it get cut by the BBFC? Specifically the nudity in the bathing scene? I'm kinda curious if that made it through or not tbh. Not that I expect Lemon would be able to answer having nothing to compare it with and all.
But glad you're enjoying it, it's really a favourite of mine.