Qikz wrote: Karl wrote:
I love the revelation in episode 15. It's really cool learning about the past of a fictional world like that.
It's great! One thing I really like is the variety of people we see in Manoyama just getting on with their lives, and how they're used to advance the narrative as well as round off our perspective on the town. The show does a really good job of introducing a wide cast of supporting and background characters (on top of a fairly large main cast!), and of giving them enough personality that we're interested in their perspective on Yoshino and the events in the story -- the professor and his friends in the most recent episode is a good example of this. I think it's effective because it mirrors Yoshino's experience in-narrative of constantly meeting new people and through them coming to a deeper understanding & appreciation of the town. Although the plot follows Yoshino and the tourism board, it's really a story about a whole, interconnected town, and that's pretty cool!
I like anime (obviously!), but I have pretty particular tastes when it comes to critically engaging with a show as 'literature' as opposed to just watching it for light entertainment, so it's always a pleasant surprise when I find a show I can engage with on that level.
This season I'm watching GAMERS!, Tsuredure Children, and Aho-Girl. Would rec, they're all very funny gag comedies. (Also watching Hajimete no Gyaru for Yame - too good for this world too pure - but the rest of the show is garbage. In Another World With My Smartphone is kind of enjoyable for its light tone & easy-going pace but it's nowhere near as funny as Konosuba and is probably not interesting enough to rec. I've heard good things about Restaurant to Another World but I haven't started it yet. EDIT: Oh, and Centaur's Worries, but I'm not decided on it yet -- I think it's better than Demi-chan last season, at least.)