Standing On My Neck writes:
Kyoto Animation, also known as KyoAni, is a lot like Silver Link in that its animation is really creative, but it also conforms to trends I wish they would stop with. However, a side-by-side comparison does reveal just how different they actually are.
Whilst Silver Link picks premises that are good, but focus on all of the wrong things, KyoAni picks premises that are boring from the start. Silver Link likes smug meta humor whilst KyoAni loves moe. Silver Link treats its viewers like morons whilst KyoAni aims for morons. Finally, Silver Link anime suck whilst KyoAni strike gold at times.