Post Reply something HeroAca brought to my attention
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Posted 10/1/17 , edited 10/1/17
I've noticed this for a while now but seeing this show do it so much made me really question.
the clenched fist sound effect. what's it for? it sounds like stretching leather and happens multiple times an episode sometimes. I know for a fact skin doesn't make that sound and to an extent, neither do gloves, maybe some but mine certainly don't do that. what's the origin of this and why is it so widely used especially to show tension of some kind?
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Posted 10/1/17 , edited 10/1/17
It's faint but if you clench your fist very tightly, it does make a slight leathery sound. Having it in animation is just an exaggeration that tells the listener "this person is clenching their fist REALLY HARD!"

It's the same as the sfx used in sword fights and the like - a blade rarely makes a sound with every swing, but the animation team will ramp it up for maximum excitement.
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Posted 10/1/17 , edited 10/1/17
There are a lot of exaggerated sound effects in anime, the clenching fist one of the most common. It's actually necessary when you deal with a medium that has no natural sound(set sound) whatsoever. You need those sounds to get the tension/emotion that is being conveyed. Try imagining the same scenes without any sound(just mute your speakers while re-watching them) and see how much is lost.
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