The anime adaptation of the popular mobage Granblue Fantasy was detailed back in August 2016 as a TV series due winter season 2017. No actual information about it surfaced until Christmas, when they revealed that the winter date referred to a special one-time broadcast of an arc, and that the show proper would air next spring. A brave attempt at damage control, but hiding the truth isn’t easy.
It didn’t have to be this way. Not that long ago, GoHands’ name inspired hopeful excitement amongst animation fans, rather than a mix of hysterical laughter and sheer horror. There’s no getting around the fact that Hand Shakers is one of the most hideous pieces of entertainment ever conceived, let alone anime. But even something this abysmal can become an educational experience, so let’s learn a bit about a young studio and how anime is put together.
Let’s begin a new series of posts where we’ll address questions by our Patreon supporters, involving right about everything related to anime, its craft and business. Since these may be doubts other people have as well, we’ll be sharing the answers as long as we’re not explicitly asked not to. Here’s hoping this becomes a useful column!
As most season previews focus heavily on premises and vague hopes that the execution will live up to them, we continue to do our job to curate upcoming shows supported by strong directors and staff that can properly articulate their vision – at the end of the day, good anime tends to be a more satisfying watch than the idea of a good anime. Let’s see what awaits us!
Today megax brings us another translation dealing with an “anime industry” aspect beyond what is usually highlighted.
This is an roundtable covered for Akiba Blog (NSFW link) by KarzuSP. I felt it’s an interesting discussion about a topic that seems to be growing both domestically in Japan and internationally with many fans devouring the yuri genre. It may lead to more anime adaptations, so this could be a good ground point for a growth in yuri fandom. Enjoy.
Up until now, the “yuri” genre, focusing on themes of romantic relationships between women, had grown based on publications in specialty magazines. Currently it’s starting to stand out more thanks to events like many works appearing in general magazines, and the guidebook An Introduction to the World of Yuri being published. Additionally, Kadokawa’s Dengeki Daioh Editorial Board is publishing Éclair; A Yuri Anthology That Resounds Within You this month. In this piece, we’ve interviewed the editors of two works that continue to stand out today, Dengeki’s Bloom Into You (Author: Nio Nakatani; published in Kadokawa’s monthly “Comics Dengeki Daioh”) and Square Enix’s Happy Sugar Life (Author Tomiyaki Kagisora; published in Square Enix’s “Gangan JOKER”), about publishing “yuri” titles in general magazines. Both editors’ fiery emotions exhaust this topic! Furthermore, we were able to have the editor who handled An Introduction to the World of Yuri present with us, so we deliver to you a roundtable where a serious yuri manga talk bloomed.