A young studio established in the year 2007 and based in Tokyo. Silver Link was originated from the former members of the studio Front Line. In this post we’ll take a look at a few great shows created by Silver Link.
Baka to Test centers around an academy in which students are divided by their grades. The higher the grade, the better the facilities for the students. The students in the academy can fight for better facilities with their fighting avatars. The higher grades have to defend their honor and maintain their facilities to prevent them from being downgraded.
Fighting with avatars or demons isn’t a new and revolutionary story element. What made this show enjoyable, was the over the top humor. The show followed the lowest grade in their quest in capturing better facilities. Resulting in over the top battles with the avatars and accompanied humorous scenes.
This is show features steady and consistent animation. With its thirteen episodes, this show is an entertaining treat between other shows.
Kokoro Connect tells a story about five students who are part of the Cultural Research Club. On one unfortunate day, they randomly start to swap bodies. The swapping is a phenomena created by Hearstseed, who uses other people as a medium to communicate with the members of the Cultural Research Club.
The synopsis seems pretty straightforward and predictable. Kokoro Connect did more than just exploit the idea that boys and girls swap bodies. It showed the underlying motivations for certain behavioral actions. Exploring different events and personalities, revealing what made a person who he is today. Combined with the occasional humor of course.
Following the daily developments of a student and a ghost who has lost her memories. Tasogare Otome revolves around the ghost named Yuko who reveals herself to Niiya, a student at the Seikyou Private Academy. Along the way they unravel the truth behind Yuko’s death.
Tasogare followed a path of experimental visuals. Displaying many different color schemes, creating many different moods during its run. Silver Link tried many different techniques to enhance the story telling
Next to its interesting visuals, the story uses different tragic and horror elements to portray the story of the ghost girl named Yuko. In combination with the visuals mentioned earlier, the story gets a dark vibe that emphasizes the tragic fate Yuko had to suffer.