We may still have a few weeks left in the season, but one series has already finished. And since Konosuba was a favourite, I’ll start the fan-art off with post from that.
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!
I remember being somewhat hard on Konosuba at the beginning of the season because of the drop in animation quality. I mean, compared to the first season, it was really bad. Some of the initial jokes were a little old, but after the second episode it was consistently entertaining. Konosuba isn’t my favourite show of the season, but it’s definitely on the list of favourites.
Pictured below: the ladies of Konosuba
Kuzu no Honkai
I haven’t featured a post for this particular series yet, and I have no idea why. It is this season’s dark entry, featuring a rather frank look at teenage romance and sexuality. I’m not going to delve into too many details since this isn’t what this post is about, but it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a serious romantic drama that departs from the usual romantic comedy routine. I occasionally find myself wondering whether this series will have a happy ending for the protagonist.
Pictured below: Hanabi
Nyanko Days is a short-format (4 minutes per episode) series featuring chibi-sized personified cats. And that is pretty much its entire claim to fame. Nothing really special about it, but it’s cute, and it doesn’t take up much time.
I found a nice little cross-over featuring Shi, Ro and Ma along with Kemono Friend’s Serval-chan.
Source: にゃんこフレンズ | 天川ダイソッ [pixiv]
It was Umi’s birthday this week. It isn’t a currently airing series, but I felt like celebrating. There is always a ton of fan-art whenever one of the girls celebrates her birthday, so it took me a while to choose. I finally settled on this image.
A step back in time: Gunslinger Girl
Recently, I have been rewatching a number of older series. Gunslinger Girl was one of my gateway series, and I decided it was worth checking it out again.
Gunslinger Girl aired in 2003 – it shows its age, but for its time, the animation quality was pretty good, the soundtrack was amazing, with an exceptional amount of detail given to the weapons featured.
It’s almost sad that it was followed by the relative travesty that was ~Il teatrino~, which spoiled almost every aspect of the ongoing series, but at least it kept the story going.
Of course, given its age, and the fact that Pixiv was barely a thing back then, fan-art isn’t that easy to find.
Pictured below: Henrietta