Wednesday, 1 December 2010

I just finished watching Kaiba. It was sad and difficult and confusing, but I very much liked it. It's too complicated to do any justice with a brief crappy post like this, so all I'll say is that it definitely fits the bill of "anime you should watch if you like interesting things". Or if you like animation, or are just burnt out on stupid pandering crap.

It was nice to watch in the midst of Panty & Stocking, since it's pretty much the perfect antithesis. P&S is loud, abrasive, schlocky raw entertainment and it knows it, with angular characters even going to the extremes of inverted-curves design. Kaiba is subtle, low-key, DEEP as fuck, with characters that look all soft and pudgy.

I realise now that I didn't take any screenshots and I can't be bothered to get any right now to post. Fuck it, it's from 2008 anyway, you can find plenty about if you look. I'll probably rewatch it at some point and take millions of screenshots, though.

I suddenly realise that Neiro's waggly hair probably looks really strange up there. I can't even tell anymore. I knew I shouldn't ahve tried to to an animated doodle starting at midnight when I've got work tomorrow. La dee da.

I am beset upon to watch Venture Brothers instead of this animu bullshit. I shall get on that when I am not stupidly busy.


Joe Sparrow said...

on a purely superficial level the art style looks cool. kinda reminds me of matt's drawings when they look kinda like they're made of inflated rubber. or this or something. i like how john k identified that whole inverted curves trend the other week.

i hope my advertising venture bros wasn't too militant, i've probably built it up too much now.

Jonathan Harris said...

Don't worry, you can't possibly build it up more than the entire rest of the internet has.

And that film was the weirdest fucking thing I've seen in ages.

Emily said...

Holy shit, just watched all of Kaiba on your recommendation... nice to see some original unconventional anime. I must admit I was very often confused, but I liked it a lot!