Anime Studio Challange: A-1 Pictures’… Eromanga-sensei! (Spoiler-free Review)

So we’ve come across what appears to be a pretty big anime studio… A-1 Pictures. Have any of you heard of this one?

Anyways, after looking through so many options, I decided to watch what I imagine is A-1 Pictures’ magnum opus: Eromanga-sensei! If any anime will give me an idea of what this studio is about, it’s Eromanga-sensei, right?

I figured that was the case.

Alright, here we go folks.
The defining anime of A-1 Pictures… are you ready?

Spoiler free, of course.
I just can’t bring myself to spoil content in my reviews anymore.

Continue reading “Anime Studio Challange: A-1 Pictures’… Eromanga-sensei! (Spoiler-free Review)”

Anime Studio Challenge: 8bit's Rewrite (Review)

Funny story, I was actually planning on re-watching Rewrite, and then I didn’t have to thanks to this anime studio challenge.

And.. that’s the story.

So the studio / producer this time is 8bit, who actually has worked on plenty of other anime such as Infinite Stratos, that slime anime, The Fruit of Grisaia + sequel and more.

Anyways, from what I’m seeing, Rewrite looks like 8bit’s best work.

Continue reading “Anime Studio Challenge: 8bit's Rewrite (Review)”

Anime Studio Challenge: 81 Produce’s Salaryman Kintaro (Spoiler-free Review)

Been a while since I’ve tackled one of these, or so you’d think! In reality, I accidentally skipped over this studio (producer) and watched anime for the next 5 or so studios before coming back to this one.

Well, 81 Produce isn’t a studio, but a producer. They’ve worked on some big titles, like Konosuba, Kakegurui, and How Not to Summon a Demon Lord. But I’ve seen all of those, so I opted for something different – Salaryman Kintaro!

Continue reading “Anime Studio Challenge: 81 Produce’s Salaryman Kintaro (Spoiler-free Review)”

Anime Studio Challenge: 5pb.'s Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku: Kitto, Onnanoko wa Osatou to Spice to Suteki na Nanika de Dekiteiru OVA (Review)

Unfortunately 5pb. isn’t the studio but a producer, so I wasn’t able to binge all of SNAFU for a third time. In fact, this OVA is the only SNAFU-related media that 5pb. worked on.

I could have gone with Myself; Yourself, a romantic drama anime that I’d never heard of and could be pretty good. But then I decided to just go with the SNAFU OVA because I hadn’t seen it anyways…

In the spirit of transparency once again I’ll disclose here that I skipped over Licensor 4Kids Entertainment. Everything they’ve done is either a long shounen or a related movie. I could have gone with a movie but in the end I decided to just move on.

Anyways, as this is a single OVA episode, I’m going to treat this more like I would an episodic post, and just go over the synopsis and my thoughts.

Continue reading “Anime Studio Challenge: 5pb.'s Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku: Kitto, Onnanoko wa Osatou to Spice to Suteki na Nanika de Dekiteiru OVA (Review)”

Anime Studio Challenge: 3xCube's Jitsu wa Watashi wa (Actually, I Am…) (Review)

Alright, another anime studio challenge review.
This time, it’s 3xCube’s Jitsu wa Watashi Wa.

There were only two choices here, so it was basically either a supernatural school harem, or an adventure romance. And I went with the school harem, of course! In reality I was just in the mood for some comedy.

In the spirit of transparency I will disclose that I did skip the studio / producer 33 Collective, whose only work was a 40 episode children’s show. I hadn’t originally factored kids shows into the rules, but I’ll probably end up skipping those too if they are the only option. We’ll see though on a case-by-case basis…

Spoiler-free as usual.

Continue reading “Anime Studio Challenge: 3xCube's Jitsu wa Watashi wa (Actually, I Am…) (Review)”

Anime Studio Challenge: 2:10 Animation's Wo Shi Jiang Xiaobai (+ OVA) (Review)

The next producer / studio on the list is an actual studio – 2:10 Animation.
And if you couldn’t tell from the name of the anime, it’s a Chinese studio!

The anime is called Wo Shi Jiang Xiaobai.
For some reason, on MAL the English translation of this is “I’m Joybo”.

I’ve got a few words regarding that later though.
So let’s get into it.

Spoiler-free as usual.

Continue reading “Anime Studio Challenge: 2:10 Animation's Wo Shi Jiang Xiaobai (+ OVA) (Review)”

"Anime" Studio Challenge: 1theK's Blue Hawaii (ft. Crush, Penomeco) (Review)

Well this isn’t really an anime, it’s an animated music video for a song.

The thing is, it’s technically on the studio / producers list, and it gives me something to write about. So it checks two boxes, and it only took me 4 minutes to watch! I’m all about getting some efficient entries into this challenge, considering how long it’ll take!

Plus in this case, you can all watch it too!
Some niche content right here, at least I’m guessing so based on the views.

Continue reading “"Anime" Studio Challenge: 1theK's Blue Hawaii (ft. Crush, Penomeco) (Review)”

Anime Studio Challenge: 1st PLACE's Mekakucity Actors (Spoiler-free Review)

Another studio / producer with only a single entry. Seeing as I know that Mekakucity was done by studio Shaft, 1st PLACE must be a producer. One of many from the looks of it. Once again it makes me think that sometimes a “producer” is created for a single anime. Or perhaps, it’s a mistake on MAL, I don’t know for sure.

Maybe I’ll learn more about this stuff as we go.
I ended up getting another rewatch here, with Mekakucity Actors.

An anime I’ve held some strong opinions on in the past, and the anime that brought us the beautiful seagull I use as a favicon for this blog!
We’ve come full circle!

Welcome back, old friend.
Continue reading “Anime Studio Challenge: 1st PLACE's Mekakucity Actors (Spoiler-free Review)”

Anime Studio Challenge: 10Gauge’s Tobidasu PriPara: Mi~nna de Mezase! Idol☆Grand Prix (Review)

That’s right, it’s the first anime of the anime studio challenge!

Tobidasu PriPara: Mi~nna de Mezase! Idol☆Grand Prix, a PriPara movie featuring what I imagine are several songs from the PriPara anime.

Continue reading “Anime Studio Challenge: 10Gauge’s Tobidasu PriPara: Mi~nna de Mezase! Idol☆Grand Prix (Review)”