Episode 7 and 8 Rating: 4/5 curious clouds WOW we’ve derped through an entire season of slice of life, magic girl summer fun and we’ve finally arrived at the entire point of season three… the eight class card. Illya, Miyu, … Continue reading
Episode 5 Rating: 3/5 complacent clouds Fate Kaleid Liner is really taking it easy with season three. I mean, not much happens every week. There’s been a brief mention of the clouds but beyond the few rare trance scenes in … Continue reading
Episodes 4-5 Rating: 3/5 complacent clouds As much as I love Fate Kaleid for all its adorable slice of life antics, I do think there is little to no point in watching the last two episodes of KALMIA just because … Continue reading
Rating: 2/5 complacent clouds It seems like the third episode of Fate Kaleid Liner season three is still having too much fun with the slice of life fun. Mimi ends up putting down all her weird fanfic thoughts about the … Continue reading
“For being born, for being alive up till today, for meeting Illya, everyone and even Shirou, I am grateful. Thank you.” – Miyu Rating: 4/5 happy clouds Our group of cute girls head to the beach for real this episode. … Continue reading
Rating: 3/5 happy clouds WOW I have been waiting for the return of this season for a LONG LONG time and I’m so ecstatic to bring to you my first impressions of Fate Kaleid Liner today. While subsequent seasons, in … Continue reading
I ended up missing the finale week of Shirobako because of my European travel plans however I’m so excited to be getting back to the last episode of the series because it has been one of those series that’s kept … Continue reading
S**t hits the fan when the original author of Aerial Girls disapproves of the final episode’s storyboards. The entire production company is in an uproar considering the fact that the recording has been finished on the series. The worst part is that the author wants a BAD ending where his protagonist doesn’t even redeem herself by flying again. Aria ends up giving up the skies in an anticlimactic ending mess. Awks.
As a result of this mess, we end up getting a bit of introspection on the director’s role in the production company. Unfortunately, it mainly rests on him to come up with new storyboards for the ending of the series. Fortunately enough we get to see an epic showdown between Director Kinoshita and the creator of Aerial Girls. Pretty intense by Shirobako standards.
HOT DAYUM DIRECTOR KINOSHITA.
Somehow the narration ends up drawing parallels in the theme of teamwork and determination between the production team and the Third Aerial Girls Squad. It’s quite a pensive and touching moment to see the Director empathize so much with the girls. The creator however, has a different interpretation on the characters and as clumsy and derpy as the Director is, he is fairly perceptive when it comes to understanding people. I’m quite impressed with how his character turned out overall.
The two end up finding a proper strategy to Aria’s character development. It’s also BRILLIANT how the series ties together the last of the girls in the series because Zuka-chan-senpai is FINALLY pulled into the anime world. She was SO CLOSE to getting Catherine’s part, I’m so happy that she ends up getting Catherine’s younger sister’s part.
They gave Zuka-chan the EXACT ending she needed and still kept to the grounded realism of the series. It seems like this part is the perfect part for Zuka-chan as well and I can’t help but be as moved as Miyamori in this scene as she was in the studio for one of her best friend’s very first voice acting roles. With this episode, ALL the Shirobako girls have succeeded in their goal to work on the same anime project together. I couldn’t be prouder of them.
What are you pondering today?
“Was I able to live inside someone’s heart? Was I able to live inside your heart? Do you think you’ll remember me at least a little? Don’t forget me, okay?” – Kaori Rating: 4.5/5 bittersweet clouds Once again Kousei takes … Continue reading
“I believe that talent, first and foremost, is the ability to take a chance and to be calm enough to learn from mistakes…” – Ema Rating: 3.5/5 curious clouds I actually really enjoyed how the series shifted over to focus … Continue reading