Day 23 of Anime

Falling rain from Garden of Shadows

Day 23 - Anime you think had the best, or most intriguing art

Oh gosh, I have to go with Garden of Words.

To be fair, other series that could have easily been mentioned are the Summer Wars movie with interesting animation, Kyousougiga with its intense and flowing animation or SHAFT series like Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei or Madoka Magica with its eccentric styes of animation. Bakemonogatari and and the series that followed also used some form of this.

Eden of the East used an animation style that differed from the norm, and TIGER AND BUNNY was an interesting foray into a more Western-like animation style.

But Garden of Words easily has the most amazing and beautiful animation that has ever been done. (Some links to see what I mean). Drawing scenes from real life is nothing new, but the detail and beauty of the way it’s been done is on a new level. KyoAni might have reproduced Sydney pretty faithfully in Free!: Eternal Summer, but not on this level of detail.

Oops, well I wasn’t going to mention movies in this 100 Days of Anime thing but I guess I went there after all. Let’s try to avoid that in the future, but this was too hard to not put Garden of Words for. I guess I could have put Elfen Lied, but I didn’t really like that series all that much. The catch is… I actually haven’t watched Garden of Words yet, but I really want to when the chance presents itself.