what the characters will be like? I wonder who does the character designs?
Ikuhara always picks really talented people for that who later turn out to
become my favourite mangaka ever. They’ve all had really distinctive and cool
or cute styles, so I’m ready for a new favourite!
I wonder who
the seiyuu’s will be? I rewatched the trailer for YKA to remind myself of what
the exact phrases they were using were and it reminded me of how much I love
Arakawa’s voice. Then I saw someone wonder if the narration is by Suwabe and I
have to agree it sounds like Life Sexy him.
staring at the logo and are those claws or claw marks? Must be from the otter.
Also, feels a bit like a liquid or a paste? Then that line and figure beneath
it reminds me of the infinity symbol ∞ only it’s three loops. Definitely a
connection of some sort, it forms a rope or a chain. I’m not sure what the name
is from or what it means? You get 皿 and 三昧 from the hiragana, so something
about plates and indulgence? Once again the lesbian eating bears come into
what the full visuals will be like? I really love the graphic look with
the black and white, the pink splash of colour (and yellow and blue in the
twitter header), the symbols and shapes and the text that’s running all over
KEEP OUT 欲望 CHARGE
Where from or where to? I’m filled with questions! Most importantly, what do
you mean desire (欲望 )?? At least this ties in with the
indulgence. Also why is the otter there in the heart? Will it be a symbol or a
character? How big of a role will it play?
waiting for you!
I can’t believe I’m lucky enough to have the chance of
following yet another Ikuhara anime as it airs, waiting for and following Yurikuma
Arashi was so much fun!
I hope it’ll be 2-cour, since while I really liked
YKA, it suffered from being too short, Ikuhara is just too ambitious and uses
way too much symbolism and repetition for 4-5 hours to be enough. Utena and
Penguindrum on the other hand were great and their lengths really helped them
Stylistically I get strong Penguindrum vibes, which is
great, it’s my favourite anime of all time, especially thanks to the visual
style. Thematically it seems to be a mix of Penguindrum and YKA, the narration
being “I’ll tell you the truth, although you’re connected you’re all
alone” with mentions of “an empty world” and “desire is your life”, which
reminds me of the three bears and the whole “separating wall” and “is your
love true” act.
I’m ready for this creature to be the next
mascot/animal since that’s a given with Ikuhara anime and I’m lucky I printed
and saved several off those Ikuhara bingo sheets, since I’m sure he will be
relying on his old tropes, which is what I hope he’ll do because he does them
so well and it’s precisely what I love the most.
There hasn’t been any mention on who will be working
on this, other than the story and directing being by Ikuhara, and the studio
being MAPPA and Lapin Track. I’m generally positive towards MAPPA, and Lapin
Track worked on YKA so that bodes well.
There will be two more teasers released tomorrow and
the day after, hopefully we’ll get some more insight with those. Right now we
have a long wait ahead of us, but it’s going to be a fun ride full of
mysteries, madness, symbolism and sapphism, because what else is there to