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.