P.A. Works has unveiled the first PV for the latest of their coming projects, Nagi no Asukara – an animation most notable specifically for the present artwork and designs by renowned master of aesthetics, Buriki.
In these two minutes of preview, it’s painful to see they merely output more of the usual which we’re accustomed to – although it’s more or a less an inevitability and a given. Examining their outfits, we can assume that, in all likelihood, bold and audacious as this claim may be, the characters are perhaps highschoolers – a group definitely seen only in rarity when it comes to Japanese animation, definitely.
Yet it’s not all so depressing, the paradise setting isn’t too frequently, or even occasionally seen – and this may serve as a more engaging aspect of the series when one comes to question how the setting fits within the full scheme of the series. Additionally, there’s also the matter of how the place relates to the lives of the characters – which while a common question with any work, is particularly of interest here for the fact the stage isn’t as common as one would normally see.
Overall, the PV looks like that of a serene romance – specifically of the sort with childhood friends. Although it also looks to have the bonus inclusion of some silly supernatural twist for sake of pseudo-originality – a facet easily able to shift weight onto either success or failure with minimal effort.
In the end, this series is coming from P.A. Works – and whilst they’re seemingly not all so elite as they may have been in days of series like Angel Beats, they’re certainly not a studio to release anything entirely awful. In the worst case scenario, it will be conventional and fail to appeal to a general taste.