Hello everyone. It’s Monday evening here. I just did another 13 hour workday so I decided I would cap it off by watching Sunday’s episode of Eizouken and boy am I glad I did. 37 more words

via Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Episode 8 and 9 Review — 100 Word Anime

We got a bit behind on episode reviews over on 100 word anime so there’s going to be a whole lot of screen caps all at once. I figure I can balance it out by keeping the words to a minimum!

I saw this episode quite a while ago so I don’t remember it as well but I can tell from these screencaps that there was some wonderful light effects in the opening scenes. It’s nice how you can tell the difference between early morning scenes and evening scenes even though the sun isn’t it either.

I never realized how soft and colourful Eizouken is. Those are some great colours. You usually see these types of palettes in children’s show. Well children’s shows with a good budget.

All the costumes are great. Both the cradboard robots (which I totally would have worn) and Tsubame’s sea creature.

I really like the character designs of both of Tsubame’s parents. They have a family resemblance but they don’t look identical. For some reason, I also like that they all have different hair colours. Using similar hair colour is a real common shorthand to mark characters as related.

And again, the light and shadows are sweet!

I do realize that it’s sort of the point, but I think the city always looks beautiful in Eizouken. A little worn and potentially worse for it but nevertheless it’s beautifully illustrated and with a real sense of love and belonging. Like the artists really are rendering the beloved town in which they grew up!

Also, those ramen look scrumptious.

I actually didn’t recognize young Kanamori. She’s changed a lot with age!

I used to really prefer the sketch world but I think the colours of the real world are winning me over. In the end the mix of both is the best in my opinion!

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2 thoughts

  1. I really liked Tsubame’s parents’ comments from the peanut gallery. The outside take on animation, for a different professional point of view, and the familariy with their daughter that was all apparent in the animation. Plotwise, this is well integrated, but it’s also important on the meta level: there’s always been this framing of anime as film: that when you think film you think automatically live-action was an important part of the club-creation arc, and it’s always tied in with Tsubame’s parents. And now we get the technical validation, as a sort of personal pay-off, but on the meta-level the comparison is opened up in more detail for anyone who’d like to pursue the differences. That’s how the show operates generally (nearly in every episode, they foreground an element and then also implement it – more subtly – in the episode, for those who want to practise).

    It’s incredibly well done. This must be the best anime about anime I’ve seen so far.

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