Sakuga Sunday: Anime Action by Kenichi Kutsuna

Highlights from Naruto, Bleach, Soul Eater, and Others

Sakuga Sunday returns! This week, we have a survey of action scenes from Kenichi Kutsuna (Naruto, Soul Eater, Bleach ), an animator whose work has invited notably divided reactions. While animation enthusiasts have  been high on his work, fans of the series who prefer a straight adaptation of the manga have had a more negative reaction.

 

 

Beyond that, we have a couple of highly talked about animation highlights to look at...

 

Fate/zero's Saber versus Lancer fight:

 

 

 The Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann) and Akira Amemiya IdolM@ster mecha scene:

 

 

On Twitter, has recently been discussing Sailor Moon animation, and pointed out that Evangelion's Hideaki Anno storyboarded the transformation sequences for Sailors Uranus and Neptune:

 

 

This week, AniPages featured an interesting discussion of the animation in the 2011 Doraemon, Nobita and the Robot Army.

 

TV Asahi has an extended preview online here.

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