This discussion group will be dedicated to discussing the ins and outs of the animation industry and what will be coming out in Japan.
It's certainly been a while since I've posted here, but while I was on I decided to post this here.
For all the fire and brimstone discussion about the anime industry, many of our favorite artists are still around creating decent anime.
Ayumu Watanabe's Space Brothers is another show I'm enjoying. It's a story about two brothers and their experiences in becoming astronauts. It's has a much more unique feel since it's told in a Japanese perspective. It's a little strange to hear people in Texas speaking Japanese, but hey nothing is perfect, especially when it comes to localizations.
Leiji Matsumoto's directed a short ova this Spring called Ozma, but unfortunately while the show had some potential, I felt it was too short and a bit rushed with little character development. Not a great performance from a senior animator like Mr. Matsumoto, but hey he's a legend so I'm just happy to see any of his work.
Kenji Nakamura's Tsuritama is another series I'm following this spring. It's a slice of life about friendship and fishing if you can believe it. Oh course there's a weird anime twist to the story that includes aliens with squirt guns that can erase your memory and an alien duck with followers that watch other alien activity on earth? LoL Even with the corny additions the series thus far has been very entertaining.
The last series I'll strongly suggest as pretty good this Spring is Jormungand. It's basically a twisted anime version of the Lord of War about a kid who's fate becomes linked with Gun smugglers and assassins.
Of course there are other decent shows that I'm following, for nostalgic reasons, like Fate/Zero and Eureka Seven AO. But for many I'm sure the new Saint Seiya Omega is at the top of the nostalgia list.
Guilty pleasures this season include Nazo no Kanojo X, a story about a boy who can't get enough of a mysterious girls drool, Hyouka being Kyoto Animations new series that almost feels like a through back to The Melancholy of Harui Suzumiya without the supernatural element thus far and a little etchi called Sankarea which is about a boy obsessed with Zombies.