Wohoo! Sakuga! It’s been a while since I did a dedicated post to the art of animation and since I’ve been back into anime anyway, I decided to write about the way animation perceives the sense of “Acceleration” and “Deacceleration”.
Look at the next object you can find. How would it look like an anime girl or boy? Imagine this, create a concept, and if you’re creative enough, you can come up with a clear imagine and draw it! At some point in Japan, someone looked at an old World War II Battleship and thought the same. This is my theory on how Kantai Collection happened, which followed and was followed by a lot of different ideas on how to use Moe Anthropomorphism…
Japan has made Moe Anthropomorphism kind of popular, under this term you understand the very concept of rendering non-human objects as cute girls or boys, a concept that ran around the world. Even today it just keeps on giving, in January this year Toyota advertised their Prius by taking it apart and personifying the parts of the car as anime girls which was kind of pretty awesome. Nekopara, which is almost a franchise at this point, made with Chocola and Vanilla two catgirls for the eternity and not to mention the incredible phenomenon of Kantai Collection which represented (mostly the japanese) marine force of World War II as anime girls.
With Tales of Zestiria the X, studio ufotable once again impresses quite the chunk of the anime community with their visual design and rises to quite a popularity, even among people who don’t know anything about the “Tales of” series, like me for example. So after especially episode 3 impressed me animation-wise I decided to analyze the fight between Alisha and the assassin, only to notice a lot more details which were put into these cuts…with both negative and positive results
So a while ago, I wrote the “Can a Fandom destroy an Anime Experience” Article. Part of it explained the “KyoAni-Circlejerk”, which can be summed roughly in: “An fan-overreaction to KyoAni Stuff”. Of course my viewpoint here was not the only one, a lot out there also experienced the “ufotable-Circlejerk” negatively, same goes for a “SHAFT-Circlejerk”… But outside of these 3, things seem to get rather silent. In a conversation I came up with the theory that these 3 studios cause these experience due to their strong identities…
I currently find myself in an awkward position when it comes to watching anime. I play Visual Novels most of the time and occasionally practice my Skills in Devil May Cry 4 and Unreal Tournament. The only anime I currently watch is Macross Delta. Now, when it comes to Anime I should watch according to others, “Bakemonogatari” is in first place here. This is the “awkward” part: I noticed that I straight out refuse to watch this show. Here is a theory on why.
-My first Sakuga Post on my blog. It took quite a while to actually get to it, because of Studying and Umineko and Dark Souls and Devil May Cry and (….). First I thought It would take even longer but then I met the work of In-Seung Choi and with that I immediately knew what my first Sakuga Post on this blog will be about.