When did you start appreciating good animation?

Ayden Myers
Ayden Myers

When did you start appreciating good animation?

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Lucas Anderson
Lucas Anderson

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When I started watching Sakuga MADs

Somewhere in 2014

Joshua Flores
Joshua Flores

When I watched Texhnolyze.

Jace Brooks
Jace Brooks

Pretty sure it's not a show known for its animation.

Austin Brooks
Austin Brooks

That's a matter of opinion; and honestly, OP's question was loaded.

I think it has some of the best Animation and atmosphere that I've seen in an anime.

Ethan Sullivan
Ethan Sullivan

I thought the SD movie was just a recap?

Logan Martinez
Logan Martinez

I don't know about animation, but it does have nice art.

Too bad the atmosphere and plot go to shit in the last four or so episodes.

Christopher Martin
Christopher Martin

Well, animation is about the illusion of movement; does it have a lot of moments with interesting movement? It sounds more like you like the show for its art and directing to be honest. Nothing wrong with that of course, but it has nothing to do with the quality of animation.

Logan Gutierrez
Logan Gutierrez

Indeed it is. There is a movie-only opening sequence though.

Wyatt Ross
Wyatt Ross

well I started with Akira when I was 10 so I guess there, the opening bike scene is still amazing

Josiah Brown
Josiah Brown

Kiraboshi!

Gabriel Watson
Gabriel Watson

You're mixing art direction with animation, Texhnolyze used a lot of shots with minimal movements so there wasn't much to animate anyway but they used a visual style to convey their atmosphere instead.

Isaiah Brown
Isaiah Brown

It first "clicked" for me when I saw a preview of Attack on Titan (didn't watch anime at the time) and it was the part where Eren catches himself on the wall and the camera does a 180*

I realized "they drew each frame of him for a dynamic camera in a cartoon"

Now I realize TV anime is at the bottom of the barrel in terms of animation bar a few.

hard to keep my boner down while watching Akira, Metropolis, Memories, Redline, Road to El Dorado, Tarzan...ect

Pure eye candy and talent.

Luis Long
Luis Long

I haven't. I am awaiting my awakening.

Colton Phillips
Colton Phillips

Have you watched any well-animated shows before?

Bentley Gray
Bentley Gray

Was like 8 and had the saint seiya movie on vhs. Remember being mesmerized by the shiny aura effects and would re watch the fight scenes frame by frame. It wasn't an amazing animated movie but several notches above the tv series.

Alexander Baker
Alexander Baker

shows maybe harder to distinguish, he should watch a high budget anime movie then watch a show the difference will be night and day and he will awaken.

Samuel Cooper
Samuel Cooper

when i saw ninja slayer

Thomas Cruz
Thomas Cruz

I've always liked animation a lot, even back when I was just watching old Looney Tunes episodes on Cartoon Network when I was like 5.

Charles White
Charles White

Trigger """animation"""

Jordan Butler
Jordan Butler

The more TV anime I saw, especially budget TV anime, the more I came to appreciate great, high quality animation. You really have to experience the lows to appreciate the highs sometimes.

Jeremiah Thomas
Jeremiah Thomas

did Michael Bay direct this?

Jackson Wilson
Jackson Wilson

Why would you associate that with Michael Bay? It's nothing like how he would shoot an action scene.

Lucas Brooks
Lucas Brooks

It's probably just that one animator at BONES that really likes explosions and cubes

Kayden Watson
Kayden Watson

that bitrate

Dylan Martin
Dylan Martin

I'm not the one who made it, go download the first episode of Kekkai Sensen if you wanna see it in better quality

Parker Peterson
Parker Peterson

I don't remember.
I instead remember when I used to think good animation was just a matter of having as much frames as possible

John Fisher
John Fisher

looks bad

John Rivera
John Rivera

triggered by animation

David Nguyen
David Nguyen

he didn't watch Inferno Cop

Ayden Roberts
Ayden Roberts

When did you start appreciating good CG animation?

Connor Roberts
Connor Roberts

That mecha in the screencap is CG?

David Perez
David Perez

Yes

John Smith
John Smith

I thought I gained an appreciation for it as a teenager but looking back I was really more of a poseur acting like an animation expert. Like all teenagers I wanted to be taken seriously, so I became an animation snob and tried to inject what I thought were high-minded ideas into my hobby. I think what I thought was, people who know what they're talking about are always dismissive and critical of things.

Ironically as I've learned a lot about animation my appreciation of its various forms has only grown broader rather than more exclusive.

Caleb James
Caleb James

Got a webm or video of it in action?

Robert Watson
Robert Watson

Wait, the movie had more than just recap?

Kiraboshi!

Lucas James
Lucas James

See

Ethan Williams
Ethan Williams

saying Akira looks bad even though its the only anime shown at animation schools

Isaac Rodriguez
Isaac Rodriguez

Been watching anime since the 90s but since I'm such a pleb, I didn't watch anything but shonen until 2010

Jaxon Green
Jaxon Green

mecha
That's easy modo + years of experience in the CG department. Try characters.

Jordan Rivera
Jordan Rivera

Orange uses modeling techniques to morph and stretch their models for certain perspective shots to get angles that look like traditional animation.
I think they're probably the best when it comes to cg right now because they've been at it for so long.
Usually studios add cg to do things for cheap but orange does it as a choice in their style so its made them better at it

Anthony James
Anthony James

the only thing that bothers me here is framerates,when ever they do cg they always limit the frames to the same a traditional animation and it looks awkward,otherwise that's pretty good

Jonathan Reyes
Jonathan Reyes

When I started watching anime movies. The animation felt extremely smooth in movies which allowed me to distinguish which scenes are animated well.

Robert Morales
Robert Morales

Oh, I'm quite familiar with Orange's work but the screencap in is better than I expect of them. It looks more like a closeup shot that's been done in 2D rather than using the CG model.

James Ramirez
James Ramirez

This fascination with making anime CGI move like the typical cheap 2D anime is retarded.

Benjamin Butler
Benjamin Butler

Well, if it works for traditional animation why should they do it differently for CG? They want to use CG as a tool to maintain the same appearance, not to emulate pixar.

Nicholas Myers
Nicholas Myers

it works for traditional animation because line consistency isn't 100%, its 100% with CG so it makes it look uncanny like an amateur trying to emulate Hiroyuki Okiura

Hudson Young
Hudson Young

pretty sure they could add another step to the rendering pipeline that introduces some deviations if that's all that's lacking.

Bentley Cooper
Bentley Cooper

When I saw Yamato 2199, the cg was wonky in a few places but not worse than the usual QUALITY, that was the first show where I didn't mind it.

Josiah King
Josiah King

If they want to emulate traditional animation, at least try to get inspiration from animation that's not bottom-of-the-barrel trash. As it stands, a lot of CG anime is carrying over the cheapness of typical 2D anime rather than being inspired by good Japanese animators. CG anime isn't restricted by drawing counts, so why keep the animation purposely sparse?

Colton Walker
Colton Walker

3D-only is not exactly a majority. they're doing a lot of mixed production. Which means it has to blend it. And then there are established expectations about style.

Easton Morales
Easton Morales

When I watched TTGL.

Carson Lewis
Carson Lewis

That's not unusual, TTGL had a lot of standout animation.

Tyler Campbell
Tyler Campbell

morph and stretch
toei is in that game too

Adrian Sanchez
Adrian Sanchez

Nah you can still tell it's 3D, look at the gun and some of the light effects. It's just a nice style of CG.

Samuel Gutierrez
Samuel Gutierrez

What anime is this? Looks badass.

Tyler Baker
Tyler Baker

Cake Sensei.

Austin Jenkins
Austin Jenkins

Read the fucking replies you goddamn retard.
People like you should be shot.

Parker White
Parker White

low framerate also allows them to skip frames that would be pantyshots during spin kicks.

Isaac Fisher
Isaac Fisher

Kekkai sensen

Carson Rogers
Carson Rogers

Not to mention it's in the Webm's metadata as well

Kevin Young
Kevin Young

lol people like you make me laugh

Brayden Phillips
Brayden Phillips

When I looked at disney work

Gavin Ross
Gavin Ross

but disney doesn't animate anymore.

Joseph Lewis
Joseph Lewis

I want to murder anyone that thinks Kyoani has "good" animation.

Caleb Thomas
Caleb Thomas

No you don't.

Because it's really absolutely not worth the effort to hide tracks and evidences for something as stupid as that.

Grayson Fisher
Grayson Fisher

You have a lot of peoples to murder if you think you need to go against objective truth.

Adam Jones
Adam Jones

Some of Kyo Ani's work has decent animation but people keep posting "good animation" from them and it's not really good animation it's their typical

"Let's add 3 lens flares, blur the background with ambient lighting to hide us animating characters on 3s!"

And modern animation fans eat it up. Since most people mistake good art for animation (I still don't know how people manage that, their definitions aren't even close).

Caleb James
Caleb James

You're perfectly right, but Kyoani still has some of best production and animators for TV anime in the business that's a definitive fact, no matter if the retards you're describing are posting the wrong scenes.

Christopher Thomas
Christopher Thomas

being this much of a pleb

Angel Perry
Angel Perry

bump

Mason Walker
Mason Walker

When I was a lad going through my teenage years, I was exposed to anime as it was with Elfen Lied. That was my gateway anime, so to speak. As the years went by, I watched a lot of shit; some good, some really bad and forgettable.

Then I wanna say around '11, when Justin.tv was still around, I caught the last half of a stream of Redline, by chance. It utterly captivated me. I later rewatched the film and just loved every second of it. That film is what opened me up from liking it as a hobby to appreciating it as an art form. Since then, I've watched lots of things I probably would have never watched growing up, but really should have done so. The only thing I really regret about this newfound love of animation Redline garnered for me is, considering how insanely niche these films are, it's hard to strike up conversations with people about them because hardly anyone knows what they are and I can't litter my room with merch or even posters made from fanart because no one is making anything.

I still try and do my part and tell anyone I meet or know to watch Redline. Sorry for the blog, I got caught up.

Jacob Morris
Jacob Morris

That doesn't mean much though.

Parker Davis
Parker Davis

When I watched Hollywood movies.

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