I apologize in advance for the rant-y-ness of this. Press J if you wanna skip.
I’m not a big anime watcher. I definitely used to be, especially in middle and high school. But for the past four-something years I didn’t watch anything until Osomatsu-san was introduced to me. So know in advance that I’ve only been on Crunchyroll and handful of times and of the nominees in this year’s weird anime awards thing Mob Psycho 100 is the only one I’ve seen.
I’m also aware that it is basically a popularity contest. That’s what I expected and that’s what I got.
THAT BEING SAID. I am more than a little miffed that in any category that had Yuri!!! on Ice it had over three times the votes on the runner up. I can’t say anything on the story or characters. I haven’t seen the show. However I have GOT to talk about the opening and ending categories because I am legitimately frustrated by those.
I gave them the benefit of the doubt. I was like, “Okay, I’m gonna go watch the opening for this. Who knows, maybe it’s really pretty and creative and has really nice animation” *watching* “Okay, watercolors are pretty nice, I’ll give them that. Nicely animated choreography. Not much colors but that’s okay. Okay, they’re skating. More skating. Uh, more skating. Okay, they just reused the same animation right there. Guys. Guys.”
I’m sorry. I’m sorry, that does not beat this.
Like. For real, outside of me liking the show for the characters and story and stuff, they did a fantastic job on the opening.
You can watch this a dozen times and STILL find things you never noticed before. And there is so much symbolism.
I mean even if the first part wasn’t as interesting, I’d still promote this just for all the transformation animation at the end.
Then there’s the ending. It’s a smidge typical. Most endings are relaxing and low-key, and that’s what you want at the end of a show. This one’s just Reigen getting ready in the morning.
Long story short, it’s a popularity contest. I get that. But the folks who worked on mp100 put a lot of effort on making things look smooth and cool and creative when they didn’t have to go that far and I just want to throw some appreciation out there for them, y’know? :(
messy ageswap au stuff because i would die for this au
Reigen-kun comes to the office v early in the morning sometimes because working w psychic and supernatural stuff is so exciting for him,, Kageyama shishou is chill with it but god doesn’t this kid ever sleep in