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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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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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Great comments.
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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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for me it'd have to be epic fighting moves, then visual effects and finally great music.
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