So I’ve been religiously screen-capping the background art of this Winter season’s Grimgar of Fantasy of Ash. ^Screenshots in above slide show. It’s been an all around good show, with episode 4 giving a powerful emotional twist to what seemed like a un-engaging, slow version of SAO. Grimgar is my third favorite show of the season due to sweet characters, surprisingly refreshing take on fantasy/gaming like setting, and IT’S GORGEOUS ARTWORK. While the character artwork doesn’t seamlessly blend with the backgrounds, I couldn’t care less.
Outside of Phantom World, this show has some of the most gorgeous art of the season. It reminds me of rustic watercolors, and yet the detail is so beautiful and surreal. In so many ways, it brings its own energy to the quiet world of Grimgar, where adventuring is not so glamorous and actual slow, hard work. So, it’s been a joy to watch these characters slowly develop and experience heartbreak and precious little victories on such gorgeous backdrops of art.
This show reminds me of 2015’s Winter Show The Rolling Girls which had similar, gorgeous artwork, but more soothing and peaceful. And like The Rolling Girls last season, my screen caps are keeping me company by running cycles as my desktop backgrounds! ❤ My only hope for this show is that we get good resolution… because I’m not quite sure how that’s going to happen in the next couple weeks. But fingers crossed!
So, are you watching Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash this season?