Vox Artes’ Winter 2017 Overview. We round up what was good – and what wasn’t so much – from that season to tell you which shows to watch & which to skip!
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As Makoto Shinkai’s worldwide phenomenon Your Name. hits North America, we celebrate with a review! There’s been much talk and hype around it – even international releases, such as in France, saw major news outlets give the work attention with news of its record-breaking numbers and dithyrambic reviews. Amid the frenzy, we’ve decided it was an apt to time to give our own take. As anime fans, we haven’t discovered Shinkai with Your Name. – but did we find it worth more buzz than his previous works? Let’s see!
Review of Genocidal Organ, a 2017 anime movie by Geno Studio. In the near future, terrorists have become genocidaires. The reason for this shift allows a powerful thematic exploration to take place.
Review of Harmony, a 2015 anime movie by Studio 4°C. Is this tragedy set in a dystopian future the best anime feature movie of the past few years?
Welcome, readers of Vox Artes, to the latest edition of our now traditional Overview! As always, we’ll cover shows that have ended along with the past anime season; in this case, Fall 2016.
More than the music itself, the performers’ feelings in their great performances shine in Hibike! Euphonium’s penultimate episode, making it one of simple beauty.
Girlish Number’s penultimate offering was perhaps its most satisfying so far. Chitose is the subject of discussion even when away from work; this build-up to her breakdown helps reveal the show’s true nature.
Despite a few issues, and while it doesn’t manage to fix our general impression of the show, Shuumatsu no Izetta’s finale is a beautifully emotional spectacle.
Rei continues to explore the mind of fellow shogi players in this new episode of 3-gatsu no Lion; the experience isn’t quite as heartwarming as the last time, but perhaps more revealing.
Bungou Stray Dogs ends on a positive, if somewhat unsatisfying note. The final battle is unfortunately short-lived, and despite the teasing of a third season, the characters are left in a good place… for now.