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Crying in AX: Frieren, Beyond Journey's End & The Apothecary Diaries Panels




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tintor2



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2024 4:41 pm Reply with quote
No season 2 talk? I mean I don't mean too rush anything but it's a shame how many anime like Mashle and Jujutsu Kaisen ended with sequels confirmations
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FanGamer24



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2024 5:36 pm Reply with quote
tintor2 wrote:
No season 2 talk? I mean I don't mean too rush anything but it's a shame how many anime like Mashle and Jujutsu Kaisen ended with sequels confirmations


I'm willing to wait as long as it takes if it means we can get the same staff working on season 2.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2024 6:57 pm Reply with quote
Himmel and Frieren can still tug at the heartstrings.

The colors in Apothecary Diaries really were effective.
tintor2 wrote:
No season 2 talk? I mean I don't mean too rush anything but it's a shame how many anime like Mashle and Jujutsu Kaisen ended with sequels confirmations

Probably just a matter of getting all the staff back together again.
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Fluwm



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:44 pm Reply with quote
I think it's a bit premature to expect any news about another Frieren season. The manga isn't that much further ahead than where the anime left off.

Anyway, with regard to The Apothecary Diaries, one thing in particular leaps out to me:

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Asked about the main things he focused on for the series, director Naganuma said there were three: respect for the source material, attention to the sound and color, and wanting to deliver an amazing story to everyone.


I'm curious just what, exactly, he's referring to as the "source material" here. I'm a big fan of the novels, and the one thing that really leapt out to me about the anime was just how emotive and expressive Maomao was in it. In the novels, she's very clearly coded as autistic, and is described as not really having much affect/expressivity at all. As someone with ASD, I really liked that element, and was sad to see it all-but absent in the anime.

What I've heard from people who've read the manga adaptation, is that these elements of the anime were also present in the manga, which overall gives me the impression that the anime series was more aimed about adapting the manga than the original novels.

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Anyway, I'll second the praise for Apothercary's use of color. It was a very vibrant show... made it pleasant to watch, even when not much was happening on-screen otherwise.
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Andrew Cunningham



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2024 9:56 am Reply with quote
Fluwm wrote:
I'm curious just what, exactly, he's referring to as the "source material" here. I'm a big fan of the novels, and the one thing that really leapt out to me about the anime was just how emotive and expressive Maomao was in it. In the novels, she's very clearly coded as autistic, and is described as not really having much affect/expressivity at all. As someone with ASD, I really liked that element, and was sad to see it all-but absent in the anime.


The novels also frequently show that she's actually terrible at hiding what she's thinking. Nobody who knows her really struggles much.

My feeling is that she thinks of herself as inexpressive, and has likely been told that growing up, but this is more a combination of people not looking at 'ugly' women, and her not reacting in expected ways. The result is that people can't get a read on her, but it doesn't mean she's actually impassive. (She may also be far more expressive now than she was as a kid or when her position was less secure.)

Naturally, the anime version is likely exaggerating things, but that's well within the practical considerations of the medium. Novels can get away with everyone maintaining a flawless poker face, but in manga or anime that just makes it confusing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2024 8:14 am Reply with quote
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