Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with Oscar-winning director Michaël Dudok de Wit, whose “The Red Turtle” was co-produced with Studio Ghibli.
Time skips in anime are always a nervous subject, and with good reason.
If there’s anything that’s surprised me about Yuri on Ice, it’s just how much of a sports series this turned out to be.
Well, that was an interesting turn of events.
Oh Satou, you’re such a very bad man…
It feels like this episode of Udon no Kuni was a significant one for a number of reasons.
“Nah – I’m the main character!”
“Are you sure about that?”
“Eh? Am I not?”
Drifters is like a bad light novel crashed into a really smart historical manga and their DNA got mangled together somehow.
It sure doesn’t hurt – especially with a sports anime – to have the luxury of being able to deliver fluid animation and on-model characters pretty much all the time, and on-time.
When I say this episode represented a return to form of sorts, take in in the context that even the form it was in was pretty damn good. It’s just that eps like this one are why I fell in love with Fune wo Amu.
Of all the anime this season, Yuri on Ice is the most.