So, umm, Im actually in the middle of reading Rewrite right now. Well, not even the middle, I havent even finished the common route yet, but its just an expression. Anyways. Not knowing exactly what Rewrite has to offer, why everyone loves it, or why so many people think it would struggle as an anime in the first place, here are my thoughts:
This is pretty exciting. It kinda reminds me of how I felt when the Little Busters! anime started airing, since I hadnt read that VN yet at that time either. I have absolutely no idea how its gonna turn out, or even have an opinion on how it should turn out. But I hope its good. Because I like Key, I like anime, and theres nothing wrong with hoping.
My initial excitement for this almost immediately dropped, when I heard it was to be done by 8-bit. I am serious when I say “If you had asked me yesterday what the last studio I would ever choose to animate Rewrite would be, I would have literally said 8-bit.” I know a lot of people are complaining purely based on Grisaia, which I’ve heard was terrible. But 8-bit’s animation is seriously bad.
Now maybe with a good budget, its possible for them to turn a new leaf. I was seriously surprised this summer season with Rokka no Yuusha by Passione. I couldnt believe that it was the same studio who had done Rail Wars just a year before. So while I have serious concerns, I do believe that there is still a chance 8-bit could pull it off well.
But I really do think Clannad Man has it right here.
Im sure everyone remembers those recent tweets from Hinoue. For all we know they could have even been about this, which is why she was being so vague. But really, there so no need to put so much pressure on this.
I can personally attest that all the pressure on Charlotte literally ruined it for me. Even if by the time I watch this it wont be about what I actually expect in terms of characters and plot, expectations can really ruin everything. Theres really no need to argue about whether its gonna be hype or its gonna be shit before we’ve even seen it.