More key visuals of Kyoto Animation’s latest upcoming project, “Chuunibyo demo Koi ga Shitai!”, are available – yet they only confirm this to be Kyoto Animations least impressive work to come thus far.
Perhaps the story may prove of a different caliber, although the general designs are quite awful in that they’re lacking of the originality and degree of quality normally anticipated with Kyoto Animation’s creations. The issues surrounding the heroine have already been examined in the past, and still hold true to now – yet the problems go beyond her alone of course. One can look to the very final image in the stack below and see a light music club members amongst the other series characters.
Kyoto Animation’s character designs formerly had more variety – although then again, that’s as they’ve mainly made adaptations, replicating the already prominent style of the source material. Such is also the case here, though it appears when they have room to wiggle, they do it in the manner of moeblob – seemingly having gotten too comfortable with K-ON, and now are basically using that as their standard.
If Kyoto Animation insists on going the route of recycling artwork, imagine this, Kokoro Connect is being produced by Silver Link, yet has the same original character designer as that of K-ON – and thus, it now means that multiple studios are debuting series which all boast the same increasingly generic style of art seen in K-ON, something which could still further become a trope of animation if abused any more.
Innovation is dying on the most elementary of frontiers it appears.