the principal question is - who is the best Shirobako?
My cute and intelligent wife Diesel.
Anyone who doesn't say Diesel is a baka.
Don't bully Mii-chan.
Ema go see a real dentist already
Also, Ema best girl
I remember when Shirobako was wrapping up and people were being cheerleaders over Charlotte as the next big PA works show.
And look at the hot fucking garbage that ended up being.
No thanks. I'm not getting my hopes up just because they're using a deliberately similar art style. All that says to me is they're phoning in a half-assed drama while trying to ride on the coat-tails of one of the a recent success.
By this point, we know the what we are getting in an original PA Works anime
They have done the SOL long 26 episode format 3 times now in Shiraboko, Hanasaku, and (maybe if you caount it) Fish People anime. If we exclude Fish People, then we have gotten two long format shows that were positively received pretty well. Sakura Quest fits that type of show, so I think it's natural to belive it will be good.
Charlotte, Glass Slip, Angel Beats, have been original shows that were 12 episodes long and with some gimmick. They seem to fail hard trying to do that because the story never matches up with their ambitions.
Hanasaku Iroha is always rated much higher than it deserves. It was very typical Okada where her inability to write convincing characters makes every piece of drama and character development stiff, artificial and meaningless. It just had the good fortune of coming out at a time when there wasn't much decent competition for teenage girl coming-of-age romance drama that didn't also include magical action combat or frilly costumes. The praise is undeserved
I love Ai!
She was alright