We often compare shows in terms of their worldbuilding or narrative premises, but less often in terms of what the stories actually do with those elements. Today on Why It Works, let's explore some new methods of comparing anime, and hopefully discover some new shows to watch in the process!
The studio that made me an anime fan has been putting out consistently great work for twenty-one years. Hit the jump and together we'll celebrate the successes of fan-favorite studio Bones!
For Hero Week, Isaac takes a look at two of his favorite anime about superheroes and the ways they challenge our idea of what heroism means. Curious about two of the smartest hero anime of the last five years? Then make sure you hit that jump! Up next: Concrete Revolutio!
Seven Seas continued its 12th anniversary celebration with more licensing announcements today, starting with the Concrete Revolutio manga. Written by Aikawa Shou (Love Hina novel) and illustrated by Nylon, Concrete Revolutio: The Complete Saga adapts the BONES anime in a single two-in-one omnibus collection, and it hits shelves in North America on June 27, 2017 for $19.99. Read on for more.
Do you like justice? How about heroes? Or perhaps you're fond of love? In this week's Aniwords, Isaac brings together three of his favorite shows of the season—Concrete Revolutio, My Hero Academia, and Space Patrol Luluco to talk about the way each of them approaches the concept of ideals. Hit the jump to check out his thoughts!
Following the first season's instrumental ED song "The Beginning" featuring his guitar, Yohsuke Yamamoto again provides the ED song "ALL-WAYS" for the ongoing second season of the Concrete Revolutio TV anime. 27-year-old singer Nami Tamaki, best known for her Gundam Seed/Gundam Seed Destiny songs, joins the new ED. Check the MV after the jump.
Bones' original anime Concrete Revolutio is set to return for a second season, The Last Song, on April 3rd and Bandai Visual has posted a look at the Superhuman Phantasmagoria action to expect, along with commentary from Sumire Uesaka (voice of Kiko Hoshino) and a promo for an April 17th cast and theme song performer event.
Bandai Visual has posted a promo for the second part of superhero anime Concrete Revolutio, which returns in April for another cour. Get look after the jump.
Lantis releases a 12-song album "Shinka Kessaku Kyoku Shu" which compiles the ED and insert songs used in the ongoing TV anime Concrete Revolutio today on December 23. A full music video for the anime's instrumental ED theme "The Beginning" composed/arranged/performed by Yohsuke Yamamoto is now available on the company's official YouTube channel.
At the "Superman Friday Night" screening event in Shinjuku, a second part of Bones' original superhero anime Concrete Revolutio was announced for next spring's season, starting in April 2016. Plans include Gen Urobuchi (Madoka Magica, Psycho-Pass, Fate/Zero) as a guest script writer.