Reading Time: 4 minutesAfter Darwin’s Game, the next 2020 Winter season anime that I will review would be Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na.
This anime is one of those animes I didn’t bother, as the cover photo of this anime didn’t catch my eye until I saw people hyping it on both twitter and anime Facebook groups.
I got curious about it and decided to give it a chance, and bruh, it’s amazing.
Midori Asakusa sees the world a bit differently. Always having her nose in a sketchbook, Asakusa draws detailed landscapes and backgrounds of both the world around her and the one within her boundless imagination. Even the simple act of doodling on a wall evolves into an emergency repair on the outer hull of her spaceship. She is only brought back to reality by her best friend Sayaka Kanamori. The pair are stark opposites, with Asakusa’s childlike wonder contrasted by Kanamori’s calculated approach to life.
After a chance encounter where the two “save” the young model Tsubame Misuzaki from her overprotective bodyguard, a connection instantly sparks between Asakusa and Misuzaki, as both share an intense passion for art and animation. Whereas Asakusa is interested in backgrounds and settings, Misuzaki loves drawing the human form. Sensing a money-making opportunity, Kanamori suggests that they start an animation club, which they disguise as a motion picture club since the school already has an anime club. Thus begins the trio’s journey of producing animation that will awe the world.
From the brilliant mind of Masaaki Yuasa, Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! is a love letter to animation, wildly creative in its approach, and a testament to the potential of the medium. (MAL)
Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na is that type of anime that we didn’t expect we needed.
After Shirobako, I wanted to see more of animes that feature everything that goes on behind the scenes. Good thing, Eizouken was released.
Technically, this anime is not like Shirobako, but in some ways, it gave us some idea as to how to make an anime and how hard it is to do it.
What made me love this series was its way of storytelling, it’s unworldly setting and its quirky characters.
Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na‘s story revolves around 3 highschoolers making a film club to make anime. They encountered a lot of struggles and problems along the way, but through their passion and determination to reach their goal, they were able to release anime films (specifically, 3 one-shot films, as of the series).
The journey the 3 main characters went through is one hell of amazing. Both Asukasa and Mizusaki pour their hearts out in making every single frame of their product. Their dedication and passion for their work is amazing, it makes me understand and appreciate the real efforts of all the members of the production team behind the animes.
However, it is also clear from the anime that passion and love for the medium are not enough in reaching their goal, they also need an anchor to keep them in place.
In the anime, that role goes to Kanamori. She handles and controls the flow of the production team, making sure everything will go well. From negotiations to reprimanding to compromising the other members, she does it all. In real life, she pretty much represents the producers behind every production team.
Seeing all of this happening in a single season anime is amazing, especially, if you realize that this anime is basically a “Slice-of-Life” anime.
Over the years, people tend to disvalue SoL animes as they are considered “boring”. But believe me when I say that this anime is far from boring, its actually one of the best ones in recent times.
Still, it doesn’t mean its the best anime out there.
Immediately, the first hurdle people will see would be its weird art and animation. As I had been an anime fan for a long time, I’m already immune to Maasaki Yuasa’s work.
Compared to other animes out there, Eizouken anime have unique character designs and background art. Its animation is quite odd too, but still remains fluid as ever.
Its uniqueness might cause people to not take this anime seriously and not watch this and that is a bummer.
I do hope people would give his one a chance as it is more than what people see on surface value.
For it’s music, I actually enjoyed listening to OP and ED. However, I would admit that they are not my type of music. Still, they were rightffully used. The OST’s all through out the anime wasn’t that outstandig like the other animes out there, I still enjoyed listening to it.
Overall, Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na anime was enjoyable from beginning to end. It’s a show like no other. Another Maasaki Yuasa masterpiece.
Again, I hope people would give this anime a chance as it is worth the watch.
That would be all for now.
Thanks for reading.