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Posted 11/5/17 , edited 11/6/17
Hello, Qualeshia here with a poll.


So, tell me, folks, what does every good anime fight scene needs? What do you think is important to you?


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Posted 11/5/17 , edited 11/6/17
Tension, suspense, and good fight choreography.
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Posted 11/5/17 , edited 11/6/17

DrunkKanti wrote:

Tension, suspense, and good fight choreography.


Sounds good.
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Serious/fatal Injuries, unorthodox strategies and litte to no dialogue.


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For me, the most important element is having a consequence to each action. What I mean is that each punch, kick, slash, or energy beam should feel like they would do significant damage if they landed or wasn't mitigated by a defensive ability. As much as I loved Dragon Ball or Dragon Ball Z (haven't seen Super), I would always chuckle when a character spammed energy balls:


I chuckled because, for the majority of occasions, these attacks would do no damage. They were highly amusing sequences: character spams energy balls -> opponent gets hit -> smoke cloud forms over opponent -> the attacker haughtily exults; believing that the opponent was beaten --> smoke clears -> opponent is unharmed -> shocked reaction by attacker!

On a side note, this quality was inverted in my favorite anime fight: (Hunter X Hunter spoiler below)
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Posted 11/6/17 , edited 11/6/17
Great comments.
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Posted 11/6/17 , edited 11/6/17

DrunkKanti wrote:

Tension, suspense, and good fight choreography.

This, plus music that captures the essence of the battle. Expression through sound is just as important as the visual. Great choreography and music can tell a story better than words alone. Climatic scenes without musical intensity feel disappointing.

What every fight scene needs in order to be GREAT:
Directing. Camera angles, critical pauses, POV, etc. Whether it's sword fighting, boxing or even ping pong — even if the movements are a perfect battle dance (choreography) played to a perfect composition (music), the drama lies in the minute moments.
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Posted 11/6/17 , edited 11/6/17
for me it'd have to be epic fighting moves, then visual effects and finally great music.
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Posted 7/28/18 , edited 7/28/18
For my interest, the focus on the fight among suspence and surprises in the plot excites me. The second option is also important for me, as an explanation can be given after the fight, not during or before the climax (the literature definition) to help the audience comprehend what is happening in the scene as Dragon Ball Z and other series that are similar has done.
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Posted 7/28/18 , edited 7/29/18
Awesome visual effects.

ufotable does great job at making fights look epic.
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Posted 7/28/18 , edited 7/29/18
no flash animation
Posted 7/29/18 , edited 7/29/18
The rest of what you had for options are great when put together which creates that flow of action I like seeing, but since you're looking specifically for one option, then epic fighting moves would have been my choice. Nothing quite beats seeing scenes of nonstop action full of epic moves.

Fate/Apocrypha, for example, has action scenes that I liked
Posted 8/8/18 , edited 8/9/18
music
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Posted 8/8/18 , edited 8/9/18
A little something that makes me invested in what is going on, such as, a reason.

I know it sounds strange to have to mention that, but just look at Hollywood action movies, where they use no character development or plot because according to their studies people think character development and plot is for p***ies, or something. I don't know what is going on.
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Posted 8/10/18 , edited 8/10/18
I like fights where the involved individuals learn about their opponent as they fight and then can each adjust their strategy, as well as using good fighting technique in order to beat the other(s).

It seems to me that in a lot of anime the recipe used for fight scenes is to make everyone throw trump cards at each others for half the episode, and it feels pretty bland to me.
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