11th Animation Division Critiques
[Critique by work category] Movie, TV, Original Video Animation
Although not all broadcast works were entered, the number of TV series animations was a fresh surprise to me. Basically two project types were dominant: "based on popular manga" and to a greater extent, perhaps because it is currently a trend, "based on Akihabara-tic media." This is not to lament that "there were few original works." There is no connection between good or bad and original or non-original. However, all three award-winning works happened to be original works. All of them are filled with their creators' passion with which they wanted to create and wanted to show such animations and made us imagine that they must be "pet projects." It was a pleasure for me to be a part of the screening session of such works. My only concern is that young field staff must have known "Akihabara-tic media" like the palm of their hands. Despite this, "something new of heterogeneity fusion" was not shown by the group of these works. It is kind of a waste to discard it as, "thought as much." Or has the Jury's sense become dense or old? On this point, I would like to observe the next entries and from then onward.