Post Reply Kyoto Animation's latest message: A shout from their wind orchestra
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Hello all, I am just a kid from the 90s who has loved anime as far back as DBZ. One could say that taking the pose and actions of going super sayian is how I potty trained myself. I am just here to talk about KyoAni's latest anime (and masterpiece) Hibike! Euphonium.

This anime is a break away from the common mainstream stuff that current studios produce. We can see J.C. Staff, Studio Pierrot, and many others showing their poor attempts of making a name for themselves through taking popular manga comics and reproducing crap. The animation quality can only go as far as the mangaka's (manga author) vision and expectation of his or her work. So therefore, if the mangaka produces crap, then the anime is crap. It is just crap making more crap. There are times when an anime studio finds a "diamond in the rough" such as Golden Time or My Love Story!! but they are at times a "hit or miss".

The purpose of this essay though is not to insult these studios and analyze what they are doing wrong, but applaud the efforts of KyoAni and other studios like them. What KyoAni have done is make art pieces that have been very meticulous and arduous to make where they hope they can have a good mature audience enjoy their work, but are given American kids who like their screens to flash brightly every 30 seconds. KyoAni has done so much work for the international community and continues to be strong as a studio amidst piracy, internet/intellectual right inception, and domestic affairs. Their strength can be found within the various well-drawn-out frames that is commonly found in their latest anime whom one could not even find a stop in a scene until an actual appropriate time. Then one could hear the well composed music in the background. It was clever in their attempts to save time and money and make an anime about a wind orchestra high school club. Their cleverness also links the audience to the past and catches our eye on many things such as the character designs that can be traced back to the beginnings of KyoAni with Munto TV and K-ON!!. I saw the reflecting water background that was used whimsically in the openings of both Munto and Hibike. I also saw the character designs that were copied from Free!! and Lucky Star. The utilization of many skills both new and old shows the very strength and intelligence this studio has. That is why I wished to make this essay to bring your attention to a studio that is not given enough credit when credit is due. You all need to watch all the anime of KyoAni and be impressed with the art/music direction and their ways to keep up with today's anime market while still pleasing the old generation of kids who watch Thunder Cats. Yes, it maybe sad that Naruto is ending, but look at how sad it is that KyoAni makes anime as often as Gainax or Bones and is still a powerhouse like Madhouse or A-1. The studio has been strong in all efforts made to the animation community and I just wish I had money to give them and fund their future projects. For now, let us applaud this studio for their efforts and wait patiently for more to come.

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Christian "Horikoshi" A.
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This wall of text... I cannot focus enough to read all of it. But from what I can gather, you're praising KyoAni for coming out with Sound!Euphonium? Wasn't everyone aware that KyoAni is good at what they do?
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tl;dr

Be a little bit more concise here. It's actually painful to read that wall of text, my eyesight is bad enough already.
Posted 7/18/15
So, to sum this up, you're praising Kyoto Animation for creating a yuri subtext work, featuring a female cast, and is set in a high school club, gee, this 'stand out' work sure sounds a lot like many other anime that Kyoto Animation and multiple other studios have produced......

Look, I love Kyoto Animation. They are my favorite studio of all time. They produce incredibly high quality animation and they put a lot of effort into what they produce, however, when it comes to the actual stories and content, really it's not that impressive and they're not above any other works that get produced. Look wise, Sound! Euphonium is one of KyoAni's best works, but as for the story? Erm, nah, it was an alright work with alright characters that got ruined by rather pointless baiting that didn't actually go anywhere. Not that KyoAni is to blame for that, it's the original author who created the novel.
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horikoshi wrote:
The purpose of this essay


It's not an essay, it's a paragraph - and deucedly hard one to read.
Sogno- 
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Posted 7/20/15
as far back as dbz lol...
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Posted 7/20/15
Oh goodness. The more I read it, the more confused I get. KyoAni isn't a bad studio, it's a very well animated one at that. But A LOT of characters have striking similarities with others in other works by them. You may praise it, but not everyone enjoys that kind of stuff, and some prefer different designs.
Posted 7/20/15
Based Kyoani

While I absolutely adore them and their work, I wouldn't say they're that much more impressive than other studios.

They have their role and fulfill it extraordinarily well, but a role is a role.

To me they almost feel like Willy Wonka. They produce very different things, but at the end of the day, it's all still kind of similar. Nevertheless, whatever they make is always darn good, so I hope they keep churning it out.

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I like KyoAni, but I consider Sound! Euphonium one of their worst works. I just didn't like it. I don't see myself remembering this series in one year from now. However, series such as Air, Kanon, Clannad, Haruri, Lucky Star, K-On!, and perhaps the first season of Chunibyo are in my top 50 of anime series because they're just simply great.

Note:
J.C. Staff is better than KyoAni in my opinion. They produce more series which some are masterpieces. Of course they screw up a few ones, but like I said they make more.
I prefer having 3 good series and 2 bad ones (J.C. Staff) than only 1 good title per year (KyoAni).

By the way, J.C. Staff is producing Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma, Shimoneta, and Prison School this season.


But anyway.
Did I mention that studio SHAFT is the best?
Studio SHAFT is love. Studio SHAFT is life.



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