By LB Bryant 2 years, 11 months ago
It’s been rumored for months that this would happen but I don’t think that there were many of us out there who really thought that it would. In a statement released in Otona Anime magazine, director Yamamoto Yutaka (Fractale, Kannagi) has announced that he will be leaving the world of anime for at least a little while. In the statement, Yamamoto states that ever since Fractale failed to take off he’s been at a loss. He also says that he doesn’t understand other TV anime and wonders if it was him or the world that had gone crazy.
After weeks of speculation, the decision has finally been made. If you haven’t been following this story, Yamamoto has been threatening to retire for at least the last couple of months after a troll baited him into promising a retirement on his blog. This was followed by a retraction but in multiple appearances, he kept bringing it up again stating that he would retire if Fractale was not a huge success. As most people know by now, Fractale wasn’t even a marginal success and garnered some of the lowest Noitamina ratings of all time towards the end.
Only Yamakun himself knows for sure just how long this retirement is going to last. I would put good money on the idea that this isn’t the last we’ve seen of this particular director and he’ll be back before too long with another series.
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