SHAFT Animation Doesn’t Fit Nisekoi?

12I was meant to talk about this two weeks ago, but I guess it slipped my mind somehow.

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.

13  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.

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  1. Shaft style has a pretentious, intelligent feel to me which is why it makes an anime like Nisekoi feel more meaningful than it should. Nisekoi is your straight up romcom which, I defend, there is nothing wrong with. The manga is popular on the web for a reason: it has this feel good, dumb fun (stating this loosely) with straightforward but likable characters. It is simple, which Shaft strips away in its adaptation, making it feel more dramatic than it should (with its excessive use of lighting to magnify certain situations).

    I may also be biased because I feel Shaft uses the style to be unique and when you need a style to be unique, can you truly be considered, ‘unique’?

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  2. Shaft style has a pretentious, intelligent feel to me which is why it makes an anime like Nisekoi feel more meaningful than it should. Nisekoi is your straight up romcom which, I defend, there is nothing wrong with. The manga is popular on the web for a reason: it has this feel good, dumb fun (stating this loosely) with straightforward but likable characters. It is simple, which Shaft strips away in its adaptation, making it feel more dramatic than it should (with its excessive use of lighting to magnify certain situations).

    I may also be biased because I feel Shaft uses the style to be unique and when you need a style to be unique, can you truly be considered, ‘unique’?

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  3. Shaft style has a pretentious, intelligent feel to me which is why it makes an anime like Nisekoi feel more meaningful than it should. Nisekoi is your straight up romcom which, I defend, there is nothing wrong with. The manga is popular on the web for a reason: it has this feel good, dumb fun (stating this loosely) with straightforward but likable characters. It is simple, which Shaft strips away in its adaptation, making it feel more dramatic than it should (with its excessive use of lighting to magnify certain situations).

    I may also be biased because I feel Shaft uses the style to be unique and when you need a style to be unique, can you truly be considered, ‘unique’?

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