As you may have heard, it’s been announced that Shinichiro Watanabe will be directing Sakamichi no Apollon, a coming of age story about a high school boy named Kaoru who develops a love for jazz music through the resident bad boy, Sentarou Kawabuchi. I’ve read the manga and I’d talk more about it, but screw that! Just watch the damn trailer before anything else.
Glorious, isn’t it? Pure class and style condensed into a brief 30 second PV. But you know how anime viewers are, no one’s going to comment how beautifully animated Sentarou’s drumming is. No one is going to say: “Oh, they really captured the mood and tension in that scene!” nor is anyone going to comment how it’s not everyday you see ‘airbrush-like’ coloring techniques applied. Heck, people are hardly talking about the music. (Not that I’m an expert in that field, I thought it was a pretty okay beat.)
If youtube comments actually had an ounce of credibility in them, you’d think this was an anime about homolust and space cowboys. Okay, so maybe reading youtube comments is like pouring acid over your eyes while watching Mind Game so maybe they aren’t necessarily good enough a basis to form a legitimate complaint.