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That’s Character: Where Is Kenichi Sonoda?

A continuing feature, giving the podium to one of the anime medium’s truly unsung heroes, the character designers.

Been picking the brain pan heavily lately on what it is that is truly missing in today’s anime sweepstakes. An oversimplified question to a much more complex issue to be true. And while I can also handpick a number of factors that have led us to a near barren wasteland of proto-moe cyborgs, and recycled plotlines(most of which are economic, I can assure you), I can also point to a massive singularity that’s been staring us in the face for years. Something that few have considered, but I have felt imperative to share with all of you now.

A lingering shame that has kept me wondering for years, even as I failed to grasp it at the forefront of my mind.

No Kenichi Sonoda,….anywhere.

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Minami-ke 3–The Pleasant Surprise

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I remember feeling a little “meh” in my first impressions of Minami-ke and predicting that I probably wouldn’t have anything significant to say about it. What a pleasant surprise, then, to discover a show that really does make me laugh out loud, has very likable characters, and has lots of great slapstick to boot.

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