Due to this thread
I've started watching Miyu again from the start. This time I may even make it to the end, but there's still ongoing streaming titles to watch, I still need to finish Fantastic Children, and there's credits I still want to get transcribed for ANN..
Anyway, something I noticed this time around was the blatantly obvious edits to the opening sequence even without comparing to the Japanese version in the extras. They clearly didn't have access to a clean version so every time any Japanese text comes up, including the title card, they pause the video and put English text up instead. The one place they couldn't do this at the very start of the OP they slapped an big box on top instead. The only consolation is that the OP was largely composed of static shots anyway, and the action part at the end had no text. Oddly, they included the OP only once on the first disc and also combined the credits into a single roll at the end. They also saw fit to extend the narration in the English dub of the OP to witter on about Larva and Shiina.
Anyway, back to the reason I'm watching again, to compare Kadonosono's early work with her later character designs and to see if this show had any influence on Utakata.. well, from the first batch of episodes I've realised that one of Miyu's classmates, Yukari I think her name is, is very
similar to Utakata's Satsuki. Miyu's eyes, when they turn yellow, are also rather reminiscent of Éclair's. I've yet to get to the Reika eps, but I'm seeing some Tweedledee in her.
In the credits for the second episodes, which is one of the two episodes that Megumi supervised and Gotoh helped animate, I also noticed Naoto Hosoda as an in-betweener - he went on to do animation work on all three gímik series, including helming an entire episodes of Kiddy GiRL-and (seriously; he storyboarded, directed, supervised and did some of the key animation himself for episode 5, one of my favourites).
I didn't take any screenshots since I was tired and didn't want to faff about with the laptop (which sucks at upscaling DVDs) so just shoved the disc in my player.
Anyway, I'll revisit this post if/when I get around to watching more.