The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya was released 10 years ago today, on February 6, 2010. A decade later and despite the tragic losses, its legacy at Kyoto Animation and the industry altogether still endures.
5 weeks after the tragedy that shook not just Kyoto Animation but the entire anime industry, we are, like many other fans out there, still trying to recover. The healing will be slow, but we can’t allow ourselves to stay down forever. And that’s why we turned our gaze towards Baja’s Studio: a delightful little work that draws from decades of the studio’s unique culture. Even more so than their other works, this is the anime that only KyoAni’s kind…
This week we got no poignant thematic moments, but this straightforward story has many sweet moments – within the episode itself, and on a meta level too.
This article is a guest translation by megax, a good friend of ours. Please thank him for his dedication to spreading production insight through the western fandom! Staff Roundtable Director Tatsuya Ishihara X Character Designer Shouko Ikeda X Series Director Naoko Yamada