This time around, Lynn and I cover episodes 10 & 11, the episodes that appear to be the climax of the series. We will have to wait for episode 12 to know for sure.. Still, we found plenty of reasons to bash the protagonist, Chihiro, once again. Something that has become our favourite pastime in these discussions!
In case you missed it, Lynn Sheridan and I have a collaboration going on for the zombie / ecchi anime Sankarea where we discuss our thoughts! It’s been a fun anime so far, so you should check it out. 🙂
I did it, I didn’t write “This Art Club Has A Problem!” in the post title this time!
I feel like too many post titles contain those words on this blog.
It’s time for a change.
Overall, I think the collaboration was a lot of fun. I consider it a success, despite some faults. Consider this post a summation of my thoughts on the Konobi collaboration and what we can do with the lessons learned here.
I’m writing this just as much for myself as I am for you.
Maybe more for myself actually.
Thank goodness we got to see Collette in the final episode – I was getting a bit worried.
You may think that this is the end, but there are a few more Konobi related posts that I’d like to write in the coming weeks (even though my blog has been plagued with Konobi posts for the last several months haha). A recap post, a post listing everyone’s posts, and a post to talk about the collab and my thoughts on it – how it went, what I’d consider improving, etc. I have learned quite a bit and have plenty of ideas thanks to this collab. So stay tuned for more Konobi posts I guess!
All this time I’ve been putting something off – core themes. And so, not to be outdone by Jon, I too have decided to take on multiple themes for the final episode of Konobi. In fact, I have chosen three core themes + one episodic theme. Basically, in order to not be a liar, I have decided to complete all of the core themes I didn’t do, because I said I would try and cover them all at some point (the episodic themes were just getting too fun!), and I can’t turn down bashing Subaru.
For what better way to end the the collab than with a bang?
This is it, the final episode of the collab.
What a journey it’s been!
Thanks to everyone who has taken part in the collab, and thanks to everyone who has been following along and reading all of the collab posts! This has been a quite long-winded collab, I don’t think I truly understood how much of an undertaking this was going to be, so I really appreciate everyone who followed along. It’s been fun and I hope everyone else enjoyed it as well. Anime really is more fun when you can talk / write about it with others.
If I ever did something like this again, I’d maybe consider something more condensed or more spaced out, like posts for every 3 episodes or something. One post per episode is quite a bit. On the plus side though it did help me employ a more consistent posting schedule, and it’s nice to be able to examine each individual episode like this. Konobi ended up being a great choice for this kind of “theme” collab I think.
I also think a collab like this with a discussion focus instead of a theme focus would be fun if paired with a more serious anime. An idea for another time – unless someone reading this would be interested in starting something like that – count me in!
Each week, for each episode I will post a list of themes.
Pick a theme, watch the episode, and write a post about it!
You are free to write however you wish, and as much as you wish.
Just be sure to write about your chosen theme in relation to the episode!
Please tag the post the theme list post where you got your chosen theme (ex. tag this post for episode 11) so that I can keep track of everyone’s posts. I will also update this post with a list of everyone’s posts as we go.