P.A. Works posted a video on Friday showing Maquia - When the Promised Flower Blooms main animator Toshiyuki Inoue's commentary on one of the cuts from the film. Cut 144 from the B part of the film shows the heroine being startled by a dragon (called a Renato in the film) abruptly crashing into the water.
As the commentary explains, the cut has many details that weren't in the storyboards that add to the sense of immersion in the scene. Before the Renato's full body crashes down, rubble starts falling first. This causes the water to splash, and as more rubble falls, the intensity heightens.
Last year, Inoue's animation for Maquia was compiled into three books sold via the P.A. Works website. His work was also exhibited at the Sasayuri café in Nishi-Ogikubo. Inoue has drawn key animation for Akira, Ghost in the Shell, various Ghibli films, among other works.
It looked like a cute magical girl show, but I can't believe it has good animation. Well, any anime can have good animation in mundane moments like running through a crowd. I didn't know Precure had battles. Thought it was a campy Magical Girl show.
I haven't ben posting in this thread. I have been busy from work or distracted by video games.
Last week, Black Clover Ep 100 was a notable one. This one is better than the past animated fights since the choreography was better and varied (shame the Julius's fight was just the enemy without spoilers dodging attacks most of the time) and camera work felt natural. I recall the camera angle felt forced. Plus, we had more variety since animation didn't spiked just solely in battle. The flame work in the environment was pretty good.
In hindsight, Black Clover's animation won't reach My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, or even Naruto's wide appeal in animation quality. Demon Slayer's animation a few weeks ago made Twitter buzz. Black Clover was more smaller in scale.
I haven't been posting much. It's hard to find "organized Tumblr sites" dedicated to it. I have to watch the episode to source the Sakuga images. I don't have a Tumblr account myself. Posting Twitter gifs isn't as pretty compared to Tumblr embeds.
I do follow quite bit of folks who comment on animation. This person here has a wealth of knowledge on animators. I wished I invested in knowing the individual animators.
Taka: It's a gigantic mech franchise. I haven't seen Macross myself. I know it's a big one.
Apr 9, 2021 6:17:00 GMT
Old Man Dream: Guess we don't get it. Make things short and sweet: Through some unintentional legal wranglings, Harmony Gold's owned international rights to the Macross name for decades and its Japanese developers, disgusted by the move, had not allowed...
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Old Man Dream: ...many later Macross anime outside Japan because that would profit Harmony Gold. Macross was one of three anime titles used by HG in the 1980s to edit together the popular Robotech series popular with fans during that time. Under this deal...
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Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
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Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
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