It’s been a long time, hasn’t it?
Inspector Green Tag didn’t use exactly the same question, but since I gave an answer more appropriate for this challenge, I’m going to just copy and paste it here so that if you haven’t noticed that post before, you’ll still see my response to this query*.
Pretty much everything KyoAni made since 2008. They all look beautiful for me, despite the fact that their character design art styles tend to appear all the same–to the point of almost looking like exact replica of each other. But if one will look closely, there are subtle differences between the styles, so they’re still basically different. I also crave for their backgrounds and layouts, which never fail to exude enchanting atmosphere and paint emotions on the important scenes. Their consistent art style, particularly on the overall character anatomy, is also one of the things I love about KyoAni. Plus points, too, for the camera effects like blurring of details on off-focus objects, which give their works the feel that they’re shot with areal camera. (Not that I’m an expert in judging cinematography, but in any case I ought to mention that merit.)
But if I were to choose a favorite animation from KyoAni, I’m proud to say it’s Nichijou. NICHIJOU is KyoAni’s opus magnum**.
Best BFF fight and reconciliation:
Best action-psychological sequence. Oh, animal cruelty, too.
Passion~ Baka.. Baka.. Baka..
If you didn’t laugh at any of those videos, there’s something wrong with you. Now, if you’ll excuse me.
*Just me being lazy.
**Just me looking for an excuse to share Nichijou videos.