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Posted 3/23/15
So I was wondering how many people actually look for a new anime based on if it has similar visuals to something they like. For example i'm looking for something with a similar style to Ace of the Diamond. I don't care genre as long as it's not hentai. anyone else tried to look for animation style similarities before? What would you recommend doing?
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Posted 3/23/15
Try looking at the animating studios. Dunno if it'd work for Ace as I haven't watched it.
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Posted 3/24/15 , edited 3/24/15
I think you have two separate questions mixed in there. One about similar animation styles and a second about similar art styles.

For animation styles, Deminaelstrom's suggestion of looking for work by the same animating studio is a good one. You may also want to look for work by the same director (who may have switched studios).

For art style, try to look for other work by the same artist or collective. For example, many anime based on Clamp's manga series share a similar look. Of course that isn't always a guarantee as Clamp's xxxHolic has a very different style to Clamp's Rayearth TV series.

Personally the visuals don't matter much to me - I'm more interested in the plot. I am perfectly happy switching between Escaflowne, Evangelion, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Bakemonogatari and Panda Go Panda. If anything the different styles are often refreshing as I would probably get bored if all anime looked the same.
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Posted 3/24/15

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So I was wondering how many people actually look for a new anime based on if it has similar visuals to something they like. For example i'm looking for something with a similar style to Ace of the Diamond. I don't care genre as long as it's not hentai. anyone else tried to look for animation style similarities before? What would you recommend doing?


Honestly, all sports mangas are drawn pretty similarly, because they try not to be too stylized.

If it's original anime you can sometimes search by character designer.

I forgot the guy's name but there is a character designer who has a very distinct style, he has done:

Infinite Ryvius
Soukyuu no Fafner
Gundam Seed
Gundam Seed Destiny
Scryed
Heroic Age
Gin'iro no Olynsis
Majestic Prince
...and probably some others.

If you look at all those shows though, you will see that the character designs have a very set flavor.

Posted 3/24/15
People are too hung up on the animation style, when in reality there isn't much difference between most animations. Rather mostly it's just the quality of it.

I know a lot of people that get hung up on the art thinking its the animation.

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Posted 3/24/15
Sometimes you can trace members of the production staff (Yumekui Merry inherited a lot of stylistic elements from Casshern Sins for example, although with a much thinner budget). But they can and often do change things up often.

If it's off a manga your best bet is to find another by the same artist but that doesn't apply yet in this case.
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Posted 3/24/15 , edited 3/24/15
Some simple do not want to change not even matter the decade they are or the anime trending themes example
Wizard Barristers http://www.crunchyroll.com/wizard-barristers (2014)
with A Kite(film)(1999) http://www.crunchyroll.com/kite
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