Did we ever have an ongoing Anime thread in this forum? I feel like if we want to post about anime we have to use this thread if it's a TV show or the Movies thread if it's a movie. What if it's a movie based on a TV show?
I'm curious about idol anime and wonder if anyone's ever done a survey of all the idol anime shows. I have some series like Fancy Girl Lala and Full Moon o Sagashite and episodes from a few others like Kirarin Revolution and Kaleidostar, but I wondered if there was a comprehensive list and evaluation of them.
I ask because I watched a series called "PriPara" when I was in Japan and last week I picked up the 2017 movie spin-off of the series, "Pripara the Movie: Everyone Shine! Kirarin Star Live," and watched it last night. It's 65 min. and quite harmless. If you're going to do an idol concert in animation, this is, I guess, the way to do it. I enjoyed it despite the lack of subs., not that they would have made much of a difference. The musical numbers (16 in all) seem to have been modeled on actual idol dance movements. A couple of the songs stood out as being good, while most were standard stuff for this kind of thing. I was struck by the garishness of the design. The frames were often way too busy and with seriously clashing patterns. There must be a word for that. It definitely induced eyestrain at times.
I'm thinking of doing a blog entry, but I wanted to research the subject more and maybe watch a few more things like it.
The design in this poster for the PriPara movie is relatively restrained, compared to images from the film itself. When I get some screen grabs, I'll post them.