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Aku no Hana – Why Decent Direction Can’t Make Up for Atrocious Writing

Watching Aku no Hana is what I imagine it would be like as a one-time hooker. Advertisements

Theatrics and Shingeki – It Ain’t Easy Being Loud (Part 1)

When scripting a conversation between two talking heads, writers often run into the following problem: how can we keep viewers following along without having them twiddle their thumbs in boredom?

On rotoscoping, subtler details, and Aku no Hana

Now here’s a show bound to garner a mixed reception: controversial implementations of rotoscoping, one of the slowest paced premieres in all of anime, terribly eerie music, minimal characterization, and very very few occurring events. Given the anime community’s drawn attention (no pun intended) towards the rotoscoping, I’ll be addressing this issue here.