Is there some kind of cultural basis for the anime airplane arms run? Something...

Zachary Cooper
Zachary Cooper

Is there some kind of cultural basis for the anime airplane arms run? Something like kabuki theater? I don't think it's something Japanese people regularly do. I don't watch the Olympics but I think that'd be some weird quirk you'd know about if that was the case.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcq-TZdDSlo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhAeVfpy_Mo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIZHUyVzx7A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxKLA2Mq4pQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkIF8JucbCE
Matthew Sanders
Matthew Sanders

It's a symptom of autism.

Zachary Hernandez
Zachary Hernandez

you run with your legs not arms you retard

Carter Long
Carter Long

easier to animate half the body, than the full body

Lucas Miller
Lucas Miller

Why is Choji the only one that move its arms? Its beacause he is fat?

Carter Martin
Carter Martin

it makes you faster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcq-TZdDSlo

Bentley Brooks
Bentley Brooks

Damn, that places looks redneck as fuck.

Bentley Mitchell
Bentley Mitchell

Actually it doesnt. The speed you could get by cutting the air with that pose is less than the speed you get from activate your lower body muscles by moving your arms. I think is more like a ninja thing, like they run so fast their arms are pushed back.

Nicholas Perry
Nicholas Perry

Not moving arms conserves energy and produces less noise (important for ninja).

Carson Davis
Carson Davis

Because it looks cooler. That's the only reason.

Zachary Barnes
Zachary Barnes

cultural basis for the anime airplane arms run
I know there is one, (I read a long ass essay about it maybe 5 years ago) there were also mentions of running while balancing your arms the opposite way (so that when your left leg is up front, so is your left arm). They were both obscure asian monk techniques, I believe.

Tyler Bennett
Tyler Bennett

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhAeVfpy_Mo

Luis Hill
Luis Hill

I wish

Aaron Richardson
Aaron Richardson

Why is the car trying to run over Itachi?

Julian Fisher
Julian Fisher

It's entirely for budget reasons. It lets them skip animating the arms/torso, and half the time they just blur the legs and don't animate them either.

Julian Nelson
Julian Nelson

should've posted the superior version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIZHUyVzx7A

Dominic Perry
Dominic Perry

Fucking retards. The manga had them running like that way before an anime was even considered.

Kayden Cook
Kayden Cook

they run so fast their arms can't keep up so they flail behind

physics you fucking idiot

i think

Thomas Wright
Thomas Wright

They should draw a colored blur with a face on the front end going from place to place, like Freakazoid.

Hudson Collins
Hudson Collins

Conceptually, when running really really fast, as in much faster than the real human body is capable of, that position would enable for faster and more comfortable running.

It's like questioning how they don't get horribly burnt when they spit out fire jutsu. Applying our universes common sense is silly.

Xavier Cooper
Xavier Cooper

really?
but we saw saitama running normally in opm

Josiah Smith
Josiah Smith

This, supposedly. Ninjas would run so fast their arms would actually represent higher air resistance.

Noah Hughes
Noah Hughes

that was a great opening though

Grayson Edwards
Grayson Edwards

Yeah, which is why Usain Bolt runs like that. Fuck off sperglord.

Hunter Perry
Hunter Perry

Human running is not designed for high velocities.
Sprinters get closer and closer to the ground to offset the problem of their steps catapulting them into the air, but at some point your knees are going to touch the ground and you can't go any further down.
At that point you need magic to increase your running speed or start using an entirely new running form.

Matthew Phillips
Matthew Phillips

Not him but
as in much faster than the real human body is capable of

William Myers
William Myers

In the run up to WWII, Japanese schools would teach children about air defense by having some of them run around like airplanes, while the others would try to "shoot them down" with mockups of AA guns. After the war, kids continued doing this for fun, and therefore the next group of kids picked up on the "airplane arms" thing, and so on.

Evan Harris
Evan Harris

OPM was well animated and not a cheap long running show.

Angel Williams
Angel Williams

I'm not saying it's possible anyway. This is Harry Potter with throwing kunais.

Nolan Diaz
Nolan Diaz

Running with your arms to the side and low to the ground is supposed to avoid projectile attacks. Like it'd be pretty stupid if you were dashing towards your enemy and got a kunai to the face.

Brandon Ramirez
Brandon Ramirez

Why is frank so unfunny in anything except his rants where he's pretty hilarious

William Cox
William Cox

Isn't choji running normally in that gif?

Jaxson Watson
Jaxson Watson

Superior, yes, but watching Papa Franku actually doing it does it for me.

Carter Roberts
Carter Roberts

it's supposed to show that they're running so fast that their arms are flailing behind. it was in the manga years before the anime, so animation has nothing to do with it.

Justin Ortiz
Justin Ortiz

I always thought it's because they carried all their fighting shit on their backs, so they run with their arms in a position where it's easy to reach.

Still looks dumb as fuck, though.

Parker Brooks
Parker Brooks

It looks cool though.
Is there any anime with superhuman running?
The original run would look dumb as fuck in high speed.
Like Flash, it looks retarded

Julian Gutierrez
Julian Gutierrez

The manga had them running like that way before an anime was even considered.
The manga was drawn in a time where that run was already the norm in Japanese "animation". It's just called the Naruto run or running like Naruto because it's the most widely known example to Westfags.

Joseph King
Joseph King

Pumping your arms helps maintain your balance while running. It's pretty absurd not to.

Ian James
Ian James

look at saitama

Kevin Mitchell
Kevin Mitchell

he looks like an autist

Blake Price
Blake Price

i meant the way he runs

Samuel Sanchez
Samuel Sanchez

You can tell who the faggots are because Naruto was their first manga.

Jackson Ortiz
Jackson Ortiz

So that's why Choji can keep up with the rest? Because he runs normally?

Josiah Williams
Josiah Williams

They are forming triangles with their bodies.
That geometric shape has the effect on the eye that it looks like it's moving (which is the actual reason we use arrows to point at things).
Anime ninjas aren't running, they are embodying speed.
Which, by comic logic, makes them faster.

Kayden Carter
Kayden Carter

Probably Sonic the Hedgehog

Ayden Gonzalez
Ayden Gonzalez

All the energy for the fast movement comes from using chakra, and often ninjas are told to move faster than eye can follow. It'd be like doing arm movement to make your car go faster.
Also the hands are reserved to get weapons out quickly or to do a sign or something.

Dylan Jenkins
Dylan Jenkins

Also the hands are reserved to get weapons out quickly
They should be running with the weapons in hand.
If you are running towards an enemy then having your head in the front and your hands in the back is a really stupid idea.

Luke Butler
Luke Butler

either bait or you've never tried out athletics

Jordan Carter
Jordan Carter

lowers wind resistance

Landon James
Landon James

lol'd.

I had to do a double take. I thought for sure he was airplane running with the others.

Cooper Evans
Cooper Evans

more useful to keep their fighting styles and weapons secret from enemies when not actively in combat

Lucas Foster
Lucas Foster

according to this, people without arms can run even faster. is that correct? That also explains why niggas usually run from cops, since they're unarmed

Joseph Nelson
Joseph Nelson

Then put the weapons in sensible sheaths that can be accessed from sensible arm positions.
Scabbards are carried where they are because that's the best place for them to be.

Austin Thomas
Austin Thomas

comfortable running.
lol

Jayden Bell
Jayden Bell

I think this is the answer.

Remember when they're fighting Orochimaru in the forest and he starts moving so fast that even Sasuke can't up with him with the two-tomoe Sharingan and his entire body becomes one big blur?

I think the idea of OP is a theatrical representation they're supposed to be running that fast after Sasuke, even though they never run that fast in actuality.

Ryan Anderson
Ryan Anderson

Because anything that isn't rants or him reading hater comments is his sponsors forcing him to do retarded shit that he himself used to make fun of.

All he does is bitch and moan on his joji twitter about his fans and his own content, but he knows he needs that money so he keeps going.

Christopher Torres
Christopher Torres

No it was not.

Anthony Hall
Anthony Hall

They probably started doing this shit so incompetent animators wouldn't screw up.

Alexander Howard
Alexander Howard

produces less noise (important for ninja).

that actually makes some degree of sense

Daniel Mitchell
Daniel Mitchell

this thread again

It makes your run more stable, you make less noise and you can swing your arms forward to gain a little more momentum when you jump. That's all.

Owen Stewart
Owen Stewart

you can swing your arms forward to gain a little more momentum
But swinging your arms forward reduces your momentum.

Nicholas Rivera
Nicholas Rivera

It makes your run more stable

Julian Bailey
Julian Bailey

This is a fucking piece of art.
10/10

Henry Young
Henry Young

did you actually gave a serious counter argument to that shit?

Aiden White
Aiden White

It makes you jump higher if you do it properly. e.g. triple swing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxKLA2Mq4pQ

It's easier to run in an actually straight line like over a fallen tree, that's what I mean.

The disadvantage to running like this is that you have less oxygen.

Also note that their arms are relaxed and their torso slightly inclined so they don't get the energy consumption penalty from actively keeping your arms behind you. (look at naruto's arms).

I'm trying to find an old video where some guys demonstrate the stability/balance thing I mentioned.

Benjamin Perry
Benjamin Perry

I'm not sure about the oxygen thing btw. I just heard that swinging has something to do with your breath and some respiratory shit.

Lucas Hall
Lucas Hall

Your average athlete can probably run 100m in 12-13 seconds, Usain Bolt does it in 9.58 seconds.

Daniel Ward
Daniel Ward

Oh and the easier to animate argument is also valid I guess.

Aaron Adams
Aaron Adams

It looks cool
See, this is why actual anime fags suck. Not because anime sucks or anything, but because of their willingness to look at the most shitty, awkward crap and come to the conclusion that it looks "cool" and anything normal looks weird.

Fucking retards, I swear.

Evan Perez
Evan Perez

It was made famous by the Saint Seiya anime in 1986. That's how most of the characters run in this series (and it is still kept in later Saint Seiya spinoffs or videogames).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkIF8JucbCE

Shingo Araki, the animation director, explained when asked about it in an interview that it was done to save animation frames, although he knows it's extremely impractical to run like that in real life. But he thought it was a good choice since it actual gave a feeling of speed.

Jason Watson
Jason Watson

Does no one remeber when they learnt to fuck with friction so they could run up walls and over water?

Gabriel Harris
Gabriel Harris

Not moving arms conserves energy and produces less noise (important for ninja).

Top quality, so good.

Kayden Cooper
Kayden Cooper

Sonic was doing that before Nurutu was even born

Angel Adams
Angel Adams

autistic ninja run conserves energy
makes sense

Are you guys fucking serious?

Professional athletes swing their arms to counterbalance their momentum, which gets harder at the angles they position themselves to effectively run faster. Running with your arms thrown backwards like that would result in you diving forward into the ground, unable to keep your balance, given the fact that you're stretched out like a surf board and your legs are simply propelling you forwards. I've also been told that moving your arms is good for circulation, but that shouldn't be a major consideration for the action, especially when we're talking speed over stamina.

As for saving energy, you use more muscular power to keep your arms held at length than by swinging them back and forth. Mind you, these studies focused on swinging your arms vs. arm resting positions during running, not some stupid ninja run that requires you stiffly raise your arms behind you like some kind of autistic child. The only way your arms would naturally stay upright like that would be if you were moving at inhuman speeds and simply keeping your arms limp. In the case of anime, it was a trend started decades ago in order to cut animation costs that simply stuck around. There is no real benefit to this pose whatsoever.

Seriously though, how fucking hard is it to figure this shit out? Why are retards spouting such blatant misinformation like this, as if there is any other reason for the autistic ninja run? This isn't a complex science or anything. How about you stop watching shitty anime for five minutes and go outside? Kick a god damn ball or something. You all are disappointing.

Parker Turner
Parker Turner

Am I the only one seeing this or is Choji actually running like a normal athlete?

Joseph Nelson
Joseph Nelson

It's actually for balance. So, yes, a ninja thing.

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