What does 2 birds flying mean?
31054 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Rugby , UK
Offline
Posted 6/19/11
Hi,

In some animes I see that it zooms to two birds flying. What does it mean?

In One Piece I have seen it and im sure iv seen it a couple of time in some other animes.

Bhavoooooooo!!!!
54331 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / F / Under your skin.
Offline
Posted 6/19/11
Okay, this may shock you but...
24714 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / In your heart.
Online
Posted 6/19/11
They could only mean 2 things.
1. They're just eye candy, so they don't mean anything other than '2 birds'
Or.
2. I could be a punchline to a dumb joke where you can hear birds(crows specifically) caw and they sound almost like 'a-hoo, a-hoo' which means 'stupid' in Japanese.

I think.
44 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
29 / M
Offline
Posted 6/19/11
sometimes they use one bird (without music) to express an akward situation. same effect as a tumbleweed.

but if it's two birds(especially with music playing) i think it's just there to provide extra scenery.

the fact that it's two is just just cawincidence (try counting all the times you see three, four, and more birds. it's just comman.)
15267 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
35 / M / FairyFlossLand/Ba...
Offline
Posted 6/20/11
The cinematic techniques employed by the producers of anime often utilise natural imagery and motifs to embellish the current thematic developments in the aforementioned productions. This can be illustrated by the recurring symbol of two birds flying away into the horizon, which has often appeared in popular modern animation. The horizon is commonly associated with themes of hope and future prosperity, as highlighted by outsde contexts (Bambi, various American war propaganda films). This starking image is thrust upon the audience, which given the target demographic, can be inferred to garner immediate recognition of it's thematic values. However, illustrating the duplicity of the cinematic medium, this image is then coupled with two birds flying away. The birds can be extrapolated to represent the ephmeral emotions of the main characters of the anime in question, which is immediately supported by the anonymity of the birds; a clear reference to the unknown depths of the protagonist's characterisation. Therefore, it can be hypothesised that the image of two birds flying away into the horizon is a metaphor for the main character's struggle towards future prosperity.

Actually, I have no idea. After seeing Gurren Lagann, I don't think anime directors think that deep.
40434 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
55 / M / Portland, Oregon
Offline
Posted 6/20/11 , edited 6/20/11
Flying birds symbolize freedom.
2 Flying birds can symbolize love, freedom to love,
or 2 free souls in love.

Sometimes this symbol is used when some one dies,
it means their soul is now free.

Birds=Freedom
14003 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / F / Planet Mato
Offline
Posted 6/20/11
i think it just sets the scene, it usually happens when they change to another location.
1755 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / M
Offline
Posted 6/21/11 , edited 6/21/11

FalseFallacy wrote:
I don't think anime directors think that deep.


This is probably correct. It's another case of analysing something that wasn't even meant to be so deep. e.g. English Classes.
349 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / Cape Town
Offline
Posted 6/23/11

FalseFallacy wrote:

The cinematic techniques employed by the producers of anime often utilise natural imagery and motifs to embellish the current thematic developments in the aforementioned productions. This can be illustrated by the recurring symbol of two birds flying away into the horizon, which has often appeared in popular modern animation. The horizon is commonly associated with themes of hope and future prosperity, as highlighted by outsde contexts (Bambi, various American war propaganda films). This starking image is thrust upon the audience, which given the target demographic, can be inferred to garner immediate recognition of it's thematic values. However, illustrating the duplicity of the cinematic medium, this image is then coupled with two birds flying away. The birds can be extrapolated to represent the ephmeral emotions of the main characters of the anime in question, which is immediately supported by the anonymity of the birds; a clear reference to the unknown depths of the protagonist's characterisation. Therefore, it can be hypothesised that the image of two birds flying away into the horizon is a metaphor for the main character's struggle towards future prosperity.

Actually, I have no idea. After seeing Gurren Lagann, I don't think anime directors think that deep.


That about sums it up

51832 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / Australia
Offline
Posted 6/24/11 , edited 6/24/11

chrome_mist wrote:

Okay, this may shock you but...


noooooooooooo what have you done, you have blown my theory about 2 birds flying in anime zoom ins. My life work is ruined.
136470 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / USA
Offline
Posted 6/24/11 , edited 6/24/11
"Someone once told me that watching birds fly in the sky made them want to go on a journey." - Kino's Journey
You must be logged in to post.