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.
Dream: Last anime I will be covering is Gankutsuou: Count of Monte Cristo. Will start watching it tomorrow. Not sure how much longer I can keep myself up at this point.
Feb 7, 2020 5:19:21 GMT
Taka: Depending on my energy, I can watched up to 2 AM. Usually with work, I fall asleep on anime series that don't have a lot of action.
Feb 9, 2020 3:24:18 GMT
Master Menos: Finally got out of the fast food job. It was a graceful exit, but to be honest, I'll miss some of those guys. Got a sprained ankle from it since September, so I'll finally focus on healing that back at the family home.
Feb 10, 2020 3:53:27 GMT
HungryWorld: Well if anyone remembers what happened to Pingu in the City, with it being joke 10/10 scored on MAL just to get it into the top 10 anime... well now is Ishuzoku Reviewers' turn. Seems that in response to Funimation's cancel people boosted the score hard.
Feb 11, 2020 2:11:38 GMT
Taka: What? That sounds so weird.
Feb 11, 2020 5:36:23 GMT
Master Menos: It's damn awesome to be honest. It shot to 1st Place!
Feb 11, 2020 6:31:08 GMT
Dream: On the subject of MAL, it looks like the admin are planning to tweak their scoring system for titles to reduce the likelihood of voters artificially inflating the ranking of certain titles.
Feb 13, 2020 22:47:26 GMT
Master Menos: My V-Day present will be belated this year because I "Had some trouble with ol' Johnny." (That's your hint.)
Feb 15, 2020 4:17:13 GMT
Dream: The joys of adulthood. Joking aside, plan to at least attempt to wrap up Gankutsuou sometime early to mid next week so I can get done with my Funi voted titles. Afterward, not doing any more voting for a while considering how long this had been taking.
Feb 15, 2020 16:50:30 GMT
Dream: Done with Gankutsuou. Will be working to get a review up for it by sometime tonight.
Feb 16, 2020 20:57:26 GMT
Taka: Great job, Dream! I should do some reviews, too.
Feb 17, 2020 5:24:39 GMT
Dream: Looks like MAL's currently down due to the site getting hit by a major denial-of-service attack, just as a heads up.
Feb 18, 2020 17:55:23 GMT
Taka: I added 2 polls tonight. Also, I wonder why MAL was down. Crunchyroll also had it, too.
Feb 20, 2020 4:05:24 GMT
Dream: Not sure about Crunchyroll. For MAL, the DoS attacks may have been retaliation by those who dabbled into manipulating the site's scoring system for certain anime titles. The admin on MAL announced they would be overhauling the system to prevent said...
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:15 GMT
Dream: ...manipulation last week.
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:45 GMT