Monday, 9 December 2013

Top 10 Favourite Cuts (Animated Sequences) of 2013

This is the start of a new yearly tradition here guys. Every year from now on i'll be listing my top 10 favourite sequences of 2d animation mostly from anime and western cartoons. The list will be only sequences from shows i've watched so since i have yet to see Wakfu, sadly thats not in the running. Rules for this generally are:

  • I have to have watched the show.
  • The show must have aired this year (only episodes of a continuing show that aired this year also).
  • One sequence per show.

Also there will be spoilers for shows that aired this year including Psycho Pass, Hunter X Hunter and a bit of Naruto. And that is it. From there lets move onto the first one that you can see below:

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Masahiro Sato, Studio Pierrot and The Legend of Korra

Its been a while huh, well university can be quite taxing so a dudes gotta prioritize work over anything else (he says as he sips tea while watching anime instead of actual work). Nevertheless lets get on with todays subject. So like a lot of people i was somewhat surprised at Studio Pierrot being assigned to work on Book 2 of Korra when Lesean Thomas first tweeted about it. It was more of an optimistic surprise than anything. If any studio should be chosen, they would be more than qualified with their vast experience in the action fantasy genre with Naruto, Bleach, Yu Yu Hakusho just to name a few. As the week went on as we waited for the new episodes every single trailer was fantastic and every piece of footage shows was gorgeous. We saw epic bending battles, glimpse of the past and an inkling of an idea of what this season would involve. Now 6 episodes in that enthusiasm had largely dissipated for a lot of people until we saw the Avatar Wan special. The special was some fine television and one can't help but want more of that style of avatar story than what we've had up to this point. But what was it about episodes 1-6 of book 2 that we found so weird. The feel of these episodes is very different form the Wan Special and even all of book 1 in general. I'll be getting into specifics as to what i though of the change in studio below but for now enjoy this video.

For whatever reason my own video will not allow itself to be embedded here so heres another mad to view. The link for my video is below the one you can actually watch from here. Sorry for the inconvenience.