The Nihon Review - Anime Reviews & Editorials

Every great studio has their weak moments

And when they produce works that fall short of their usually-high standards, the disparity seems to be all the greater. Though the likes of Bones and Kyoto Animation may be famed for the quality of their animation, some of their latest works have proved that even outstanding audiovisual capability is no substitute for below-par scriptwriting.

Today, Shadowmage holds up Soul Eater as an example of his argument that a great audiovisual experience cannot hide the failings of the shounen genre, while yours truly makes use of Sora wo Miageru Shoujo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai (bejebus that’s a real mouthful, can I just call it Munto (TV) and leave it at that?) to argue that the same can’t cover for lackadaisical scriptwriting, either.

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