So while I am waiting for stuff to cook, it’s time to do something I haven’t had the chance to do and hammer out a post. This way I can keep up my monthly posting schedule in between hammering out Galois theory problems.
I remember looking at the season chart for GA and going MORE LIKE HIDAMARI SKETCH HURR and didn’t look at it for a few weeks. After all, I had a ton of other stuff to watch. I did give it a shot after a fairly positive reception from PA forumers.
The thing about GA is that its pace, direction, and style is a lot like Hidamari: quick, really SD and cute, and tons of SHAFT-like cuts and backgrounds. There weren’t any weird photos or text, though, which was a nice change. On the other hand, the content of the gags was more like Moyashimon in that they were grounded in the topic.
Both of Hidamari and GA are about a bunch of high school girls in a specialized art school. Where they differ is that Hidamari is about school life and the relationships between the main characters, while GA is entirely about art. We’ve got art history, art techniques, art tools, art design philosophy, and more. And since I’m interested in design, it was pretty neat seeing jokes about composition and colour theory.
The flipside to this is that I can’t remember the names of most of the characters. There are a lot of them and the time that they do spend time on characters is spent on exploring that particular character’s quirk. So there’s emotionless girl who likes black, hyper active girl, hyper cutesy girl, shy girl who likes cat, and the most normal out of the five girl.
I wouldn’t say that this is what would immediately come to mind if someone asks for a recommendation for this genre. That’s not to say this is anywhere near bad. It’s really good and fun and enjoyable. This can definitely get another season, and maybe next time they will talk about typography, please. ◔ ◡ ◔