Elvis Costello Recommends Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Anime
posted on by Kim Morrissy
English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello gave a shoutout to the Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! anime in a Guardian column highlighting works of media that have recently made an impact on him. He described it as "a tutorial about every component of film production, from storyboard to sound design," and also mentioned that it has "a very cool theme song."
The series follows three high school girls as they attempt to produce their own animated short. The show is driven by its eccentric and lovable cast including world-building obsessive Midori Asakusa, animation perfectionist and model Tsubame Mizusaki, and their grounded "producer" Sayaka Kanamori.
The anime was featured in The New York Times' "Best TV Shows of 2020" list. It won the Animation Division's Grand Prize for the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards. It also won the television category in the Tokyo Anime Film Festival (TAAF)'s Animation of the Year awards.
Crunchyroll is streaming the series in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East. Sumito Ōwara launched the manga in Shogakukan's Gekkan! Spirits magazine in 2016. The series was nominated for the 11th Manga Taisho awards in 2018, and it won the top Bros. Comic Award in 2017.
Source: The Guardian (Elvis Costello)