September 11th, 2011

Ashita he

My tweets

  • Sat, 19:38: Hmm, I like how the Osamu Kobayashi episodes in recent Gainax anime are actually explained within the context of the shows.
  • Sat, 19:39: Like in Panty & Stocking, his episode took place in a different part of the city (which made it even more fun when the characters...
  • Sat, 19:40: ...showed up in their original art styles & clashed with the background). In Dantalian no Shoka, the episode literally took place in a book.
  • Sat, 19:42: When explained like that, the sudden change in art style is both creative and understandable.
  • Sat, 19:44: I think the problem in Gurren Lagann was that the art style change was inexplicable and unnecessary, which made it jarring to most viewers.
  • Sat, 19:46: I think it works better in episodic shows too. In a serialized story, one expects the art style to stay more uniform throughout.
  • Sat, 19:56: Though I was able to easily accept other instances in Gurren Lagann where the art looked different. Like in episode 5, it was...
  • Sat, 19:57: ...understandable that everything was in shades of gray because it took place mostly underground.
  • Sat, 20:00: Or in episode 9, where the story had become pretty bleak & the art style seemed to reflect that (until Nia came to brighten up the place).
  • Sat, 20:06: But I do think episode 4 would have been more accepted if it was, say, part of the Parallel Works instead.
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