Best Color Design: Izumi Takizawa and Jin Hibino

2008 Works:

  • Goku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
  • Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

You can see triadic color scheme in the screenshot above: purple, green, orange. These colors are positioned evenly on the color wheel. Such a scheme should be carefully balanced with one color dominating others. The advantage of this scheme is that it provides a nice contrast , while preserving harmony. This is just one of the numerous examples that we see in Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei anime 🙂

This is the second opening from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. I give it as an example instead of something from Zoku because both designers were involved in the original anime and this clip provides a good highlight.

19 thoughts on “Best Anime 2008: Shows

  1. I like how you made different categories that cover a wide range of things and from what I’ve seen this year and your choices, I’d have to agree with most 🙂 Happy New Year!

  2. Very well done! Many of the verdicts I agree with. Some of the rest I can’t assent to – not because I disagree with you but mainly because I was unable to follow a lot of the series profiled here. orz

    Happy new year!

  3. Ugh, tried to finish reading the post but the combination of separate page formatting and losing consciousness due to illness forces me to give up prematurely.

    Good analysis but only one gripe. Needs more ef 🙂

    1. Keep in mind that this is a post for the entire year. I mention only about a dozen titles and watch about three shows per season. This is a relatively moderate consumption compared to the number of shows some people devour 😛

  4. Very good list. I agree with most of your picks or at least see the logic.

    I’d forgotten about the musical from episode 6 of Kure-nai; definitely one of the funniest episodes of the year.

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