Sarazanmai just kicked off and it is 1000% Ikuhara from the start and shows no signs of stopping. At this point you can pick out some of the major themes he is going to examine and guess and some others but betting on details specifics is a fool’s wager. Heck, even after an Ikuhara show has finished fans will be debating points about it until the end of time. I myself have watched the first episode of Sarazanmai three times in an attempt to try to find some of the obvious threads to pay attention to as well as hopefully catch some of the more subtle paths as well. I did notice something I was not excepting that gave me a new insight into Ikuhara as a storyteller.
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- Such a Wonderful Interview
Nasu talks about how awesome Kunihiko Ikuhara is and how he has influenced him as an artist. The only thing that could be more targeted at me is if somehow Kenjiro Hata came into the room and started praising Ikuhara as well.
- Questions Among the Cherry Blossoms
There will be a FGO panel during Sakura Con this year.
- Karna and Arjuna are Good First Choices
Good Smile is making a jewelry line of Noble Phantasms from Grand Order.
- A Touch of Elegance
Don’t be too shocked that Artoria got a figure of her in her formal dress from the 2nd Grand Order Anniversary event.
- Sherlock’s New Case File
The Murder at the Kogetsukan event from Grand Order is getting a novelization.
- … Less Elegant
A figure of Illya in a bunny suit.
- The Biker Who Lept Through Time
And the oni who loved him.
- Mash Fashion Show
She is loved but loved for a reason.
I was going to start with my review of the second Heaven’s feel movie with this history lesson but when I realized how long it was I decided to make it its own post that I would put up before the actual review. I know for some people this is common knowledge but the heyday of visual novels is in the distant past enough that it is worth talking about for some better context for one of my main points in the review.