So there are people who don’t like Nisekoi; Which is fine, even if their reason is “SHAFT’s animaton style doesn’t fit the Nisekoi universe.”
Hey, nothin’ wrong with not liking a certain animation style, (I’ll hereby admit I haven’t watched Berserk ’cause, my God, that’s some old and ugly animation.) But I feel morally obligated to defend SHAFT’s style, and morally obligated to give a few reasons as to why Nisekoi was the best choice for them to make.
SHAFT’s style can be considered pretentious in a funky kind of way, and I’m loving it; I loved it Bakemonogatari, I loved it in Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei and, to an extent, in Maria Holic (Even if I feel nothing but hatred towards that show)
But apparantly SHAFT Isn’t allowed to do anything else but Monogatari-esque stories; Which I find ridiculous.
I mean, can you imagine? Yes their animation is what makes Monogatari, and it looks gorgeous doing so; But it’s in their creative right to explore other genres with their trademark wacky animation.
Seemingly unconventional set-ups like Nisekoi matched with SHAFT is what makes Nisekoi interesting; And I’m 80% certain that I would have dropped this show lightyears ago if it weren’t for SHAFT putting their fingerprints all over this; Besides, I’m sure people would loose all interest if they do nothing but Monogatari-like shows, and, personally, If I were in SHAFT I would get a little tired of doing the same thing over and over again. A studio should never ever stick to one genre.
It’s what makes it interesting and it’s what makes it worth watching, I think. Personally, I look forward to the day they do an action show, and thereafter a shoujo romance, and maybe Kyoani will change their ditzy moe trademark to hot Free!-like bishonen. Oh well, dreaming is free of charge.