Post Reply Did Konosuba's Animation Drop On S2?
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Posted 11/7/17 , edited 11/7/17
I just watched the first episode of the second Konosuba season and the animation budget seems to seriously be lacking because a lot of it was really bad! I am not sure if it was the same in S1 but this feels noticeably worse. Imo if it wasn't for Konosuba being hilarious and the creative art direction almost making up for the poor animation if it stayed like this I probably wouldn't continue. I was wondering what your opinions are and if the animation stays not very good.
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Posted 11/7/17 , edited 11/7/17
yes, it wasn't as good but a show like Konosuba doesn't need great animation to begin with.
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Posted 11/7/17 , edited 11/7/17
Yes and no...it depends on what you are looking for in animation. Konosuba art direction and character design was allot more fluid then the standard on model studio animation we are all used to from most anime.

We won't get to see the final product animation until the dvd/blu ray are released anyway as anything the studio rushed or thought needed correction will be fixed.
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Posted 11/7/17 , edited 11/7/17
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Posted 11/7/17 , edited 11/9/17

AstroDave wrote:

Yes and no...it depends on what you are looking for in animation. Konosuba art direction and character design was allot more fluid then the standard on model studio animation we are all used to from most anime.

We won't get to see the final product animation until the dvd/blu ray are released anyway as anything the studio rushed or thought needed correction will be fixed.


Notice nobody gave Dragon Ball Super the same chance. One fight in one episode had some rushed frames and everyone wrote off Dragon Ball Super as the worst anime ever, despite them quickly fixing them.
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Posted 11/7/17 , edited 11/8/17
Someone did analysis/comparisons where making it look sloppy like they did actually takes more skill than being cookie cutter. Things like drawing extra scene transitions. I admit it was kind of distracting at times though.
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Posted 11/7/17 , edited 11/8/17
Yes.
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Posted 11/7/17 , edited 11/10/17
It actually dropped on purpose, it's an artistic choice they made.
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Posted 11/8/17 , edited 11/8/17
Many of those "animation drops" were intentionally implemented as an artistic way to implement and inject humor.
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Posted 11/8/17 , edited 11/8/17
I felt it was more of a "finding their style" or personality/identity to the art. People were complaining since the start that the manga art was miles better than the anime, but the style made it so that the crazy faces and movements were effective and exaggerated beyond what would normally be possible with realistic features. I can't imagine Aqua's tirades being as effective without the goofy old-school manga style faces. The mystery of Aqua's panty gag is completely dependent on the fact that we can't see any depth perception on her.
Posted 11/8/17 , edited 11/9/17
I feel like people get animation and art direction mixed up. Konosuba's second season has better animation than the first, but because the characters are often off-model (which is intentional here for the sake of humor) people chalk it up as the animation being downgraded.

It's the same thing when people flipped out at the change of art direction between Pokemon XY and Pokemon Sun & Moon.
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Posted 11/9/17 , edited 11/9/17

Youxia wrote:

I just watched the first episode of the second Konosuba season and the animation budget seems to seriously be lacking because a lot of it was really bad! I am not sure if it was the same in S1 but this feels noticeably worse. Imo if it wasn't for Konosuba being hilarious and the creative art direction almost making up for the poor animation if it stayed like this I probably wouldn't continue. I was wondering what your opinions are and if the animation stays not very good.


I consider it answered - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC2HqRS1qjo
There is also a couple of videos on Mother's Basement channel about Konosuba OP's which are related to the video linked
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Posted 11/9/17 , edited 11/9/17
On the positive side, whether it cost more or not, at least what they did was noticeable.

Large differences are always judged one way or another, just like people said One Piece looked like crap because it's unusual.
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Posted 11/10/17 , edited 11/10/17
I think it was either me just tired or the first episode was the only one with bad animation. I have since watched the second and third and they both look absolutely gorgeous!
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Posted 11/11/17 , edited 11/11/17
Do you want graphic fidelity or the overall story? I look at it like a game, do you need full blown HDR 4k graphics where you can see every detail in the player character or do you want Quake circa 1996-99 where you'd play it for hours on end and not give a dam about the graphic level as you'd jack it down to the barest minimum just for the DM/CTF/TF experience?
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