This post was originally published on OTAQUEST, 23/3/19.
How accurately and vividly I can recall the layout of the island of Rokkenjima is at once both frightening and a major testament to the craft of Umineko no Naku Koro ni.
It’s no secret that animators are one of the most exploited elements of the anime industry. They often work long hours, away from their families, and with little to no job security. Quality work in the past couple of years has sought to expose and rectify this, but nothing illustrated this problem to me more than a visit to the “Art of Little Witch Academia” exhibit back in November.