Saturday, 27 September 2014

Thoughts on Aldnoah Zero, Tokyo Ghoul and Terror in Resonance

This past summer anime season was the first in a while that I watched more than 4 airing shows at the same time. That was thanks mostly to the fact that some really good directors all had shows come out at the same time. Just to clarify I won't be covering all the shows I watched in this post cause Hunter X Hunter I'll cover in a long in depth post sometime down the line but I was following this list of shows:

  • Aldnoah Zero
  • Tokyo Ghoul
  • Space Dandy
  • Hunter X Hunter
  • Terror in Resonance
  • Akame ga Kill
  • Sword Art Online 2
  • Jojos Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

Those were just the ones I was actively making sure to watch as soon as a new episode was out. Theres also One Piece and Naruto but I'm currently in a on off relationship with those 2 shows so my viewing was spotty at best. Now lets take a look at my final thoughts on the 3 shows name checked in the post title.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

My Top 10 Favorite Animators

This post is basically to expand upon my answer to @tamerlane's question about who my top 10 animators were. So this is basically an explanation as to why these 10 individuals are my favourite animators of all time. I, like many "Sakuga Otaku" follow the works of a lot of animators and know their styles mostly by sight but when it gets down to it, i in particular have a very specific taste in terms of the kinds of animators whose work really excites me. This list is entirely subjective so the order isn't based on objective skill but rather how much i enjoy their work. 

10. Masahiro Sato

Masahiro Sato is by far one of my favourite effects animators because of the extremely detailed and unique way that he animates natural elements like fire and water and the way that he conveys movement. Of all the animators on this list he Is the most recent that I became aware of and that was late last year when I was putting out my Korra Book 2 blog posts. I became aware of him after I was informed he animated segments of Pierrot's book 2 work by Jojo's character designer Masahiko Komino who worked as Animation director on Episode 4 of Book 2. His work is easily the best in Pierrot's half and after I saw his other work when putting together the above video I was Immediately enthralled. His work is consistently great and his effects always impress with their detail and smooth motion. Whats not to like.