So is it universally agree that this was a hot pile of bear poop?
It has Ikuhara's standard for carrying a message within his shows, but the show itself was actually really boring and most of the characters sucked, so I'd say I was ultimately pretty ambivalent about it.
If it were 26 episodes I guarantee it would have been great though.
I thought it was okay. Did the japs like it anyways?
Fanstastic OST and sound direction.
Also, Aoi Yuuki having the time of her life.
I enjoyed it thorougly but I am also a massive Ikunifag so there's that.
The show had plenty of potential, but it was ultimately mediocre.
You could tell Ikuni had plenty of ideas he wanted to develop in this show, but given it was 1-cour, it all fell grotesquely rushed, especially Kureha and Ginko's relationship which was the main focus of the show.
There were 2 things I could conclude from YKA. The first is something MPD had already made clear, Ikuni is a great director, but he shouldn't write. He really needs to find a good writer, and he should limit himself to directing. Second, he's a 90s director through and through. He shouldn't direct a 1-cour show again. He should work with 2-cour at least, and even then, I would say he's better off with more episodes, since even in MPD (a 2-cour shows), plenty of ideas seemed to have been underdeveloped, or simply never developed at all.
As far as YKA is concerned, the best thing about it was Mitsuko in my opinion. Hell, I loved the work Aoi Yuuki did on her. It was spectacular.
I think the only thing I really liked was the ost
and Kubrick references.It was "fun" which in this case isn't really a praise. I admit part of my disliking was probably the tryhard symbolism fags who were trying to treat it as a 3deep5u masterpiece since the first episode. As a series it was pretty mediocre with great sound direction, that's about it.
But there was a shitload of symbolism everywhere, especially in the script. Not that that alone makes it DEEP or anything, it wasn't that difficult to dig out the themes, but it adds a lot of fun to watching and trying to figure out what everything means, even if it's only "lol bears" in end.
She will die, right? I remember prefering her to the main girl or the bears but when she go EVILLL I drop it due to disappointment. Will she be important later on or she will be disposed in early eps? I might pick it up again if it is the former.
I only watched the first two episodes, so I'm not an authority.
Can anyone explain to me what the point was? Why lesbian bears? Why did the guy that made Utena make lesbian bears?
Was there some kind of deeper meaning to it?
It's just that pretty much any series out there has "themes" and quite many "symbolism". Granted, the show was trying to tell something, but that in itself doesn't make it outstanding. And what I'm talking with 3deep5u faggots was when there was iirc some shit about "technological advancement" even on the first episode based on like two frames even though it was never even in lines with the themes of the show, but there must be deep symbolism because Ikuhara is a deep writer!
So in conclusion as I said it was a "fun" series but my autism cannot take the people who treat it as godsend masterpiece because it's made by Ikuhara. Naturally criticizing autists isn't legitimate criticism towards the show itself.
I'd say this is just about the worst place to drop it, the first three episodes pretty much follow the exact same format, it get's A LOT better when it stops being bear kill of the week.
I still don't understand the trial, but I know that this is best girl.
Haven't seen the actual series at all, but I laughed my ass off for this.
I nominate this show for:
best soundtrack (if you have a serious home stereo set up)
best animal sounds
best flawless picture
seriously, all the above makes this show punch above its weight!
>I honestly don't think anyof ikuharas stuff is very good. Lots of it is good looking or fascinating but it always seems more like an art exhibit than an anime if that makes sense.
but this show about bears was at least accessible to us /a/nons
Can someone explain to me the appeal of Ikuhara's symbolism?
I watched both Utena and Penguindrum, and judge them as good (not great), but found the symbolism to be more annoying than anything, almost detracting at some points (I also tried reading about them after completing them).
I want to be upfront and say that I really like NGE and it's strange to me that often NGE's symbolism is described as unnecessary by the same users who then praise Ikuhara's symbolism.
I don't think NGE's symbolism to be deep or whatever, but I found it intriguing and cool, while I found Penguindrum's and Utena to be pretty meh.
I don't want to turn this in a NGE vs Utena /Penguindrum, I'm just looking for explanations.
He said that sentence about it sounding complicated, but I don't remember anyone at Gainax saying the elements of symbolism were trying to be deep, but trying to be cool/exotic (to the jap audience).
He/they were quite upfront about it.
I like Eva for the characters, interaction and psychology, and I don't think the symbolism is anything other than a background.
It seems to me that Eva makes perfect sense without the symbolism aspects, while I can't make sense of Ikuhara's work without it.