Thursday, August 13, 2009

Geijutsuka Art Design Class: Intriguing

Currently finished: Episode 4

Before I even watched the first episode of GA Design Class, I tagged it with "watch two episodes and drop it" because the art work doesn't look particularly interesting, and the synopsis doesn't sound that interesting either. However, this has turned out to be a very interesting anime in an unusual way.

Just like Lucky Star, it's adapted from four panel manga that discusses random topics. The difference is that instead of focus on Japanese pop culture, GA focus its topics on art design theory.

As for content, Lucky Star has been hit or miss for me in an episode by episode basis because it assumes the audience has prior knowledge about what they were referencing in the Japanese pop culture. GA on the other hand, does a much better job of not referencing topics that are too deep into the subject. Moreover, GA is also made to be somewhat educational.

P.S. I didn't realize that Haruka Tomatsu (戸松遥) was the voice of Kisaragi until I saw the credit. I think this is the first time I didn't recognize her voice.

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