Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! is arguably a one of a kind anime this winter season and if you’re looking for a unique experience and to take a break from all that pesky isekai anime and idol anime, then here you go. The story of Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! is about a girl named Midori with a wild imagination wanting to create her very own anime, and that dream slowly starts becoming a reality when she bumps into Tsubame who dreams of becoming an animator. With modern technology, wisdom passed down by animation masters, and the careful management of the very resourceful Sayaka, the three girls form “Eizouken” form a club dedicated to creating anime.
If that premise didn’t get your attention, then here are a few more reasons why you NEED to watch Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!
A Peek Into How Anime Is Made
The main story of Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! is about making anime, and while the show doesn’t go into very technical detail, we get to see what equipment and techniques are being used to create scenery and basic animation like adding an extra frame and randomizing that frame to make an animation not noticeably loop, or adding particles to give the effect that there’s wind in the scene, or explosions sometimes require fewer animation frames to simulate an intense blast, and so on. If you’re curious about how animation works or if you’re an aspiring artist or animator, Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! may give you pointers on techniques you least expect, or it may refresh your knowledge from animation class or college.
Imagination Running Wild
There are a few anime series that are about anime production like Shirobako or something closely related like New Game!’s video game development, but Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! takes it a bit further by letting the audience see how amateur anime is made through the imaginative lenses of the main characters. Not only do we see how concept art and ideas are created, modified, or sometimes scrapped, we also get to see how Midori and Tsubame visualize their creations using their colorful imaginations. By visualizing an idea or concept, Midori can pick apart flaws like without a counter rotor, she will uncontrollably spin in her propeller skirt, for example. Explaining ideas through visualizations is a very creative way to see how animation works without boring the audience with tons of dialogue, and Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! is great at this.
Adventures Worth Telling
Every episode of Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! feels like they have their own little adventures, from Midori, Tsubame and Sayaka evading their captors by riding a flying vehicle that looks like a giant dragonfly to repairing a spacecraft damaged by space debris and fighting a giant crab turtle with a giant robot. The endless possibilities and the magic of the human imagination inspire us to innovate, create, and entertain people and our little world called Earth. It’s the creative minds of us human beings that brought us from the stone age to the industrial age, then brought us to the moon, and eventually, like Midori’s many dreams—take us to the stars.
Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! is one of those anime that is made for everyone, be it someone new to anime or someone who has seen a thousand anime shows. Fun, quirky, magical, and even educational, Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! is a neat package that makes you appreciate anime, animation overall, and the people behind them. Let your imaginations run wild, and be part of Eizouken!