What makes a 10/10 iyashikei?
Good characters, good writing, good scenery, good music. The music is more key than most realize.
YKK is the only 10/10 iyashikei manga. NNB and ARIA are the only 10/10 iyashikei anime.
NNB is good.
The Aria anime is visually flawed (Avvenire notwithstanding) and would be outdone by the manga if not for the voice acting -- especially if one compliments it with the OST.
It was more difficult than I thought to find examples, so I was overly harsh I think -- I still feel that the art is sometimes dodgy, the low digital resolution is painful, and the animation itself is almost always stiff.
I don't think the same can be said of NNB.
Neither ARIA nor NNB are 10/10 visually, but IMO this does not detract from the healing quotient of either show. IMO both shows accomplish their goal of creating a healing atmosphere 10/10.
>What makes a 10/10 iyashikei?
Width and stacks.
>there will never be an extremely high budget Aria series with art and animation that captures the beauty of the manga
If only Venice was still obscenely rich and willing to fund favorable foreign depictions
>What makes a 10/10 iyashikei?
Reading it or watching it makes me briefly forget about my worthless life and feel a moment that isn't numbness or misery.
The scanlation we have now isn't even that bad. It could be better, yeah, but it's not GTO levels of bad.
They're the most skilled studio at producing quality art and animation and it's not even close.
>b-but I don't think they could pull off the iyashikei vibe
They've never been given iyashikei source material. There's no way of knowing until they try.
Shut the fuck up. Do you know what KyoAni entails? It's not just about the animation, it's about the shitposting that come with it.
I don't want YKK & Alpha to be tainted in such a way.
>I'd rather have visuals not as good as KyoAni's and quiet /a/ threads than superior visuals and /a/ threads that I can just ignore
Kyoani's animation is well-done and polished, but they don't have the kind of narrative or visual soft touch that something like YKK necessitates. People tend to just defer to them for quality animation, even when their style doesn't really mesh with the work in question.
>thinking they would fail at a YKK adaptation.
They don't fail. They find a way.
If you want raws, just buy the manga. I would if I could read moonrunes.
I'm actually considering buying the manga even though I can't read moon, because I love it that much.
I recently discovered this by browsing old images and paying attention to a grumpy jii-san 5 star and 4.5 review compilation.
I am a few chapters into the manga and this thing is ultracomfy as fuck, rather simplistic, but it successfully conveys warmth. I feel curious and eager to read more about this universe but not feeling like rushing the experience. Just like when you are enjoying a tasty dessert but wanting it to last forever.
They've never done iyashikei, so we don't know they're not capable.
>visual soft touch
What we do know about KyoAni: their character animation is their strongest suit and completely unparalleled, especially in terms of subtlety and character emotions.
What we don't know about KyoAni: their ability to do a scenery porn anime. They haven't done one yet.
If they could pull off the scenery porn it'd be spectacular in conjunction with their character animation.
Honestly, Yotsuba is a great iyashikei.
Weren't the last 2 OVAs made in digital? They don't look that bad but I agree, even if the animation is limited the first 2 are literally perfect. The detailed backgrounds from the last 2 don't go as well together with the characters like they did in the first 2.
Actually I think YKK is about a 6/10.
I like how everyone ages as Alpha stays the same age, and all that comes and goes with that.
I want to know more about the world and everything that happened to it, the ship overhead, and so on.
I actually enjoyed it more my second reading, probably because I knew of YKK through /u/'s rec sticky, and at first I was expecting a more conventional yuri manga. The second reading gives allowed me to pay more attention from the start.