Lycoris Recoil is the surprise hit of 2022 thus far. A chaotic project that grew in an organic way with the arrival of its director, turning uncertain circumstances into the fuel for their bombastic but very personable character story, which also serves as a love letter to action films.
Anime isn’t escaping unscathed from these turbulent times, so we’ve got a bit of a special season preview: focused not just on the new Spring anime that look like the most interesting gatherings of talent, but also those best prepared to weather the storm and avoid falling apart.
Hinamatsuri is turning out to be an exhilarating comedy with a lot of heart, in no small part thanks to a handful of key creators on the anime staff doing an outrageous amount of work. Let’s explore the director’s vision, plus the synergies between his style, the source material, and the show’s main animators!
Hinamatsuri‘s premiere confirmed this is one of this season’s most interesting comedy offerings with its snappy delivery, perfectly complimented by copious amounts of spectacular movement. And so we’re here to talk about the outstanding animation team behind that feat, the director’s approach, and what to expect from this show in the future.
We’re heading into a Spring anime season that, barring a few exceptions, won’t have as many prestige projects and obvious animation festivals as some of the lineups we’ve covered before. However, it makes up for that with a multitude of smaller projects with potential to shine in unique ways. With talent being spread so thin, including some unlikely projects that would normally get overlooked, this preview is more needed than ever!