So, Photokano first episode is out. Didn’t even need to look up details of the show before I knew that it would essentially be another series to watch for those who enjoyed Amagami. (I did somewhat. Wasn’t able to enjoy the female cast as other people however.) And I’m lucky enough to be graced with delicious thighs in the first 10 minutes of the show. I haven’t even finished watching it yet! For those who appreciate sexy thigh shots like I do, Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin (aka Occult Academy) is a show about thighs paranormal happenings. It has nothing to do with Photokano. Not even staff wise. Aside from Takagaki Ayahi.
Studio handling this series is Madhouse.. so who knows where the animation production will go. They have a good history, but love comedies generally do not get the best of art. Sometimes the real matter is only making sure the story and characters are good. Which is understandable. But I’m a firm believer that well drawn and animated details can catapult series’ into god tiers, if not minimizing any suckage that may be present. In a more pessimistic tone, a deficiency in details means inconsistencies that will probably irritate anyone. Something I’d hope the studio is wary of.
*ahem* I am so confirmed to be watching Seikimatsu Occult Academy. Regardless of how flawed the second episode might have felt, there’s still enough strangeness to it that I’m still compelled to keep watching. And GOD THOSE LEGS so nice.. I think I have a new favorite character design. The one piece dress with thigh-high leggings is killing me.
Oh, and [gg] is back to help oversub Highschool of the Dead. God bless their souls.
The fairly new time slot, The Power of Anime (Anime no Chikara), has given us two original series. I liked the first show, Sora no Woto, while the second one wasn’t my taste. I can’t dismiss the efforts of these shows though. There was a while when a good amount of people were complaining about the amount of adaptation series. Consider that there are plenty of manga with an install base of fans that would watch its adaptation. Whether it’s good or not isn’t as important as realizing that these shows will air with a certain amount of people watching. TV Tokyo and Aniplex are doing us a great service by providing us that injection of original anime not based on differing source material such as light novels or manga. Here’s hoping that they can keep providing the goods.
I, for one, am super pumped for the third anime to be shown in this slot, which is Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin. The trailer is above if it hasn’t been obvious.