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凪のあすから FINAL PV

Last NagiAsu post, I promise. Probably.

凪のあすから ビジュアルブック ~Earth color~

(Something to tide me over until non-exclusive concept art prints appear.)

Obligatory filtered photo. Finally done reading the text-heavy parts of this book (series overview and staff interview), though I skipped the episode descriptions in favour of the producer’s highlighted scenes.
Visuals are previously published works (magazine and web, even some of the promo stands), so most should be accessible one way or another. The cover though is exclusive and is sweet as hell.
Anyways, not a super content-centric publication, but some interesting points from the interview nonetheless:
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Hikari/Manaka was determined to be canon the moment Miuna is decided to play a major role in the second cour.
(Details about Manaka’s confused feelings, to the point where her VA isn’t sure how to voice a few of her lines)
Higher reception from female viewers than expected.
Cast doesn’t ‘squarely fit anime character archetypes’, at least not intended to. Point on Hikari’s growth.
Hikari - Miuna - Manaka dynamic factored in the decision for the hibernation twist at the season cliffhanger.
Miuna’s well-kept emotions contrast with Manaka’s lost feelings and Chisaki’s change of heart over the five years.
Sayu’s confession scene has elements of realism compared with what usually happens in anime.
Series as a whole put effort into recreating the feeling of ‘the anime you watched during childhood’, without offending possible aspects of a grown-up taste.
Staff enjoyed working on the show rather well, compared to similarly-themed works (Iroha, RDG mentioned).
I’m sure I missed some of the details concerning the points above or got some of them wrong. Sorry about that, but it was a pretty nice read either way.

Obligatory filtered photo. Finally done reading the text-heavy parts of this book (series overview and staff interview), though I skipped the episode descriptions in favour of the producer’s highlighted scenes.

Visuals are previously published works (magazine and web, even some of the promo stands), so most should be accessible one way or another. The cover though is exclusive and is sweet as hell.

Anyways, not a super content-centric publication, but some interesting points from the interview nonetheless:

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natumi06-rakugaki:

色縛り①

city girl by King Aswad from the album: the uncertain midnight

karakasa:

Gensokyo Millennium ~ History of the Moon - Eirin’s Theme (IN)

Right now I want to live in one of those high-class city apartments, just to get a taste of what it feels like.

"city girl, I’m diggin’ your style,
pretty girl, the talk of the town,
city girl, the time of the day is here so let your hair hang down…”

This week’s Saturday Night Special.
Omake sounds too meh now so I’ll use Special from now on.

A Touhou R&B arrange that marvellously arranges Gensokyo Millennium. With fluent English vocals and lyrics that actually make sense.

…I’d never thought that this kind of arrange would have existed a week ago, let alone be impressed by it so much as to slot it in for this week’s Saturday Night. With my increasing love for the ‘modern’ kind of Touhou music, Sound CYCLONE once again proves itself worthy of my respect. These people are class, I tell you.

kingaswad's a pretty good guy eh, does Touhou and doesn't afraid of anything.

Seriously though, I only bothered finding this out today (i.e. that he’s a full-fledged musician himself). Props to him for actually having made time to sing the two songs in this album; he makes a good match for this circle.

ninjamatch-c:

大和型と鳳翔さん「眠れないひと」

ninjamatch-c's stories are some of the deeper ones I have read of the kancolle sort, while maintaining a lighter atmosphere at the same time.

The dynamic between his Yamato-classes and with Houshou and the other ships is interesting as well.

—零れ落ちて 剥がれ落ちて 冷たき海へ
—Scatter and fall, rip apart and fall, into the cold ocean
深く 深く 海の底へ 沈め!沈め!
Deep, deep, down to the bottom of the ocean; Sink, sink!
零れ落ちて 剥がれ落ちて 冷たき海へ
Scatter and fall, rip apart and fall, into the cold ocean
沈め底へ友とともに 誇りと共に…
Sink to the bottom, with your friends, with your pride…

(There are a few more lines in some transcripts, but this is the main verse and I can’t really hear the rest. I love the reference to Akagi’s line and the Midway Carrier team.)

Kantai Collection The Movie: Clash! The Great Solomon Advance Operation

I’d watch this for many reasons.

engiyosi:

夏イベントお疲れ様でしたhttp://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=45663370

engiyosi lost a level 89 Chitose in E-6, and along with her a Tomonaga Tenzan, Reppu 601 and the Aircraft Crew equip. And yeah, failed the clear.

engiyosi:

夏イベントお疲れ様でした
http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=45663370

engiyosi lost a level 89 Chitose in E-6, and along with her a Tomonaga Tenzan, Reppu 601 and the Aircraft Crew equip. And yeah, failed the clear.

nagomi's admirals in the summer event! Oh man, forming a party to take down event bosses sounds so fun.