Update for 1/30/15!


The end of a butterfly’s wet dream

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14 Responses to Update for 1/30/15!

  1. Mia says:

    Damn he is bad at this gun thing

  2. Anonymous says:

    what is WITH this cat ear hair

  3. Alex says:

    No cops in yaoi town. Its like Syria here.

  4. Wanda says:

    As the country with one of the lowest crime rates in the world, I sometimes wonder if Japan has difficulty understanding how violence works. Obviously this manga is just fucking ridiculous, but in soooo many animes they’ll be in the middle of a fight and just YELL at each other for twenty fucking minutes (usually about pointless things that in no way advance a plot). THIS IS NOT HOW FIGHTING WORKS. SHUT UP AND GO BACK TO PUNCHING EACH OTHER.

    Such is why I never got into anime. I’d come downstairs and my brother would be watching it and they’d be yelling about children’s card games or some shit and I was always like “yeah, no” and went back upstairs.

    • cc says:

      Some of it is a combination of some factors:

      -How Japan used to do their plays or the equivalent of their plays
      -Ironically enough, trying to copy *our* media
      -Copying predecessors

      -whoever was in charge of the keyframes, some animators actually really love their craft, and budget be damned they are going to actually animate something.
      -Animation budget, typically the shorter the series the less standing around there is for action scenes. aka if it’s based off of a 40+ volume manga series they need that budget to last.
      -Studio, some studios are just incredibly shitty, like Studio Deen, for reference, they animated Junjou Romantica and Hetalia

      -Sometimes it really is just the inevitable style of the thing, like CHILDREN’S CARD GAMES. Typically if the series is published in Shonen Jump it will have standing around, just like you mentioned.

      Hope that was informative.

      • Wanda says:

        Okay, I can see the budget thing. I guess it’s easier to animate people yelling at each other for 20 minutes than it is fighting. But some stuff, like Naruto, is so insanely popular that I can’t imagine them having budgeting issues, and Naruto is one of the worst when it comes to mid-fight conversations.

        I think the fighting/screaming thing was one of the first ways I could tell that Avatar the Last Airbender was an American anime. Because the people actually finished a fight without talking about how much they hated the other guy’s dad or whatever.

        • cc says:

          (Some more explanations.)

          Anime is often used more as advertisement for blueray DVDs OR for a fancier ad for whatever manga/book/etc. it is based upon.

          With stuff like Naruto they are more or less getting their money from everything but the anime so they don’t bother budgeting, must less try animating good fightscenes unless there are special promotion exceptions, such as a movie or something to be inserted into other merchandise like a game.

          That being said there actually was occasionally an animator who would do pretty good fight choreography even with the constraints of Naruto. (Norio Matsumoto according to google.) However note that I don’t actually watch Naruto, I HEARD they got a bigger budget when they did their next named series but I don’t know.

          One other thing I forgot to mention is that often with long-running series like this there is a race between the anime and the manga it is often based on so then you get filler episodes and a reason why the fight scenes tend to be padded out since they don’t want to surpass the runtime of the manga.

          I feel like Avatar is an exception since it has exemplary animation compared to other TV animations, not just anime.

          There are some well animated anime out there, but it often doesn’t address the crapshoot of narrative(???) choices that either aren’t translated or adapted properly from their very common book/manga source material, the nature of how insular anime has become and bit of the sheer difference of production culture.

          One thing of note that might be interesting is to look at would be something called Anime Mirai which are composed of oneshots that were produced as a training exercise for young animators.

        • Mia says:

          It really depends. You can get terrible budget crashes like what happened to wizard baristers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhmBnaEcbfA and you can get tings like Rage of Bahamut Geneseis where it’s an add for a card game but they threw love and money at it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja_v6ogymSc

  5. an says:

    Is it strange that all I can think is that the ukee is the ugliest, dopiest looking guy I’ve seen in yaoi for a while?
    Like, he’s really ugly, and I’m not sure if it’s just because the artist doesn’t know how to make expressions that don’t look weird and awkward or what.

    Also isn’t there a law against possessing firearms in Japan to the point that not even the police have guns? How did this kid get one? (also if that’s true, I can understand why the artist doesn’t know shit about how one looks, and how you’re supposed to hold it)

    • I know firearms are illegal in Japan. However this is in FUTURE JAPAN where the Chinese have taken over and everything is shitty.

    • laila says:

      Personally, I rather like his looks in some of the panels. Certainly he’s a heck of a lot easier on the eye than either Kaito or Shuno ever was, and hasn’t turned into an ugly stunted-looking chibi even once yet!

      I think the major problem is the tendency to give him some of the doofiest expressions on record – his first on-page panel where he’s pointing the gun and the first panel here are particularly bad, maybe this artist’s just really bad at open mouths or something – and that painfully fucking stupid cat-ear hairstyle. Oh, and his clothes make no sense. Why does he have shorts under his shorts?

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