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I needed a place to gush about anime project annoucements. Sorry LJ, you have become my victim once again.

Alright. I just need a list. My fingers are almost trembling with the excitement and joy for these recent happenings in the anime world.

Chronological order:

1. Tales of Zestiria the X - a Tales of Zestiria game anime adaptation(?)

2. Zaregoto Series - anime adaptation

3. Cardcaptor Sakura - project details not revealed at the moment


Honestly I was not expecting any single one of these titles to recieve an (new for CCS) anime adaptation. Sure they are popular in some circles, but overall they appeared overshadowed by their creator's more recent works; especially in Zaregoto's case with Nisioisin's Bakemonogatari series etc, and don't get me started with Tales of Zestiria's mixed-reactions.

After just watching Doukyuusei's (a bl manga) anime adaptation this morning, and keeping up with recent light novel-anime adaptations such as Re: Zero and manga-anime adaptations such as Bungou Stray Dogs, I have a lot of hope for the adaptations coming up (I haven't forgotten DGM's new adaptation and TTGL's new anime project announcement).

Recently the quality of the animation itself isn't usually the issue (heck look at Comet Lucifer it was beautiful to look at but the story flopped, similarly with KyoAni's recent light-novel anime adaptation: Musaigen no Phantom World), but the storyboard and script writing. I'm not knowledgeable enough on the behind-the-scenes of the animation studio to point at who is most crucial for a well-rounded and recieved show (a lot of people gloss it over by chalking it up to the director, which is understandable-- I want to do the same myself). Heck, apparently I'm more lax at giving the 9/10 rating than most people (it's the story that makes it for me).

Basically what I'm getting at is that I'm not that critical with anime adaptations (I'm no scholar, not sure if I want to be, I just watch a heck of a lot of shows). But there is the worry of the anime adaptation being a flop and not conveying the true brilliance of the original's story.

Thankfully these adaptations look like they're in good studios, I'm looking forward to seeing them! My rambling didn't really have any direction, so thank you for reading if you get to the end of this!