With another visual for Kyoto Animation’s upcoming work, “Chuunibyo demo Koi ga Shitai!“, the trope pushing nature of the characters is further highlighted by means of bland artwork, alongside a lack of pantsu.
Ever since Kyoto Animation’s baffling success with the moeblob music anime known as “K-ON!”, they’ve been basing their artwork entirely around moeblob – K-ON’s art was actually rather unique upon it’s release, and the same still holds true of course. However, if Leonardo da Vinci’s next great masterpiece after the Mona Lisa, was the Mona Lisa 2, followed by the Mona Lisa 3, and onward, it wouldn’t settle with his followers very well – that’s common sense.
Nonetheless, Kyoto Animation is seemingly obsessed after having tasted the profits which moeblob can bring them.
The core technique is indeed splendid, one can see how the frills of the skirt are spectacularly portrayed without much need for explanation – however, the subject matter and general style of illustration is rehashed and recycled to the point that it’s laughable how generic the characters look. As they’re so remedial in style, yet of a higher caliber artistry, the characters nearly appear to be cast of a parody series – something which again, means their appearance is simply ridiculously banal beyond belief.
And to worsen the matter, the various poses and implications aren’t impressive at all – there’s been far too much an excess of “nopan” and “upskirt” camera focused imagery, and the dual bastardized peace signs are barely on par with a gag in seriousness.
Yet again, creativity spends another day in its deathbed – pulse dwindling away.