Preview: Koufuku Graffiti and The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls

graffiti1A semi erotic cooking experience and the girls from Idolmaster share a spot in the winter line-up.

graffiti2Koufuku Graffiti tells the story of high student Ryo, voice by Rina Satou(Amagami SS, Minami-Ke, Non-Non Biyori), who wants to create heartwarming friendships through her cooking. The show will have an high emphasis on the cooking and apparently some yuri action judging from the artwork. Koufuku Graffiti will be produced by Shaft, which will probably result in an interesting visual display.

The show is directed by Akiyuki Shinbou, who was also the director of Bakemonogatari, Denpa Onna and chief director of Nisekoi. Judging from his track record there will be familiar a style of storytelling, though I hope it will not use the excessive amount of text frames used in Bakemonogatari. Another notable thing is that the shows lost some of their edge along the way. The shows were strongest at the beginning, such as Nisekoi, who quickly spiraled down the path to mediocrity and Denpa Onna didn’t leave much of an impression as well.

graffiti3The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls is based on the mobile Idolm@ster game Cinderella Girls. I’m sure you’ve seen some artwork from this franchise scattered over the internet. The PV shows a familiar look and feel as the original Idolm@ster, also with a high emphasis on music. The animation seems pretty spot on with enough detail to stand out. We’ll have to wait until the anime itself to see if the dance sequences are also high quality. Idolm@ster had a more original classic drawn animation take on the choreography, where as its counterpart Love Live! used more CG-animation for the dance sequences.

The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls is produced by A1-pictures with Noriko Takao as the director. Noriko has worked on Clannad(AF), K-ON! and the previous Idolm@ster. Luckily the director is familiar with the franchise, so fans will be assured that the follow-up will be just as good. Interestingly enough the director has worked on a lot of Kyoto Animation productions, perhaps a change of pace or direction at A1-pictures appeared along the way and the switch therefore made.

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4 thoughts on “Preview: Koufuku Graffiti and The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls

  1. SkyCorps says:

    I’m pretty hyped for Koufuku Graffiti actually, not because it’s a Shaft anime though, but it looks like some great food porn and yuri. It’ll be a treat to watch that one. No pun intended.

  2. Overlord-G says:

    Been a while since I was legitimately excited for something by SHAFT since I lost my faith in them a while back. Graffiti should AT LEAST be an enjoyable Girls Club show.

    I like Idolm@ster so this spin-off will be fun too.

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