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Posted 1/19/16
Anime Art Styles

After watching anime over the many years, I've come to like and dislike certain anime art styles when It comes to character creation, mainly the facial features.

This unfortunately means that I will not watch a particular Anime just because I'm put off by this fact. Unsure whether this is because I've matured with Anime and can no longer watch the older art styled anime's or not.

I'm wondering how many others feel the same or want to share their experience regarding how they feel about this topic.

Here are some examples that agree with me.




I seem to be stuck now in this art style where the eyes are the appropriate size/ generally normal hair/ everything just more humanized, smoothed down.

Here's a comparison image from the 90's to 2010's, this might help you understand what I mean a bit better.


Anyway share your opinions and/or discuss this among yourselves.







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Posted 1/19/16 , edited 1/19/16
My personal opinion, if the characters are unappealing, then I'm not watching. Now my favorite style would have to be from Samurai girls/ Bride. In my opinion it has some of the most beautiful animation. The character design is amazing, very unique, and that's why I love it. The eyes are my favorite, very simplistic and not over the top, but sharp and edgy. I love that kind of style, it's appealing but at the same time creates this presence that coincides with the characters intensity, grace, and personality. Something I would love to capture

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Haven't watched it personally myself but just by looking at the art and the representation of the characters It looks like something I would really be interested in plus the description of the series sounds promising. I think generally I gravitate more to serious series even though they can have humorous moments they are more subtle about how they go about it, rather than insert funny joke here.

I recently watched Rokka Braves Of the Six Flowers and I loved the character animation in this series although as usual the monsters looked a little wonky with the 3D animation but I loved the story/setting as it's different from a lot of the other anime's I've watched prior. I'd probably say it's one of my favourite for mainly the art style. Each character was different and developed pretty well for only 12 episodes as well.
The art is just colourful/ warm and very pleasantly vivid to the eye.

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Posted 1/20/16 , edited 1/20/16

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Well if you have a mature taste, I'm sure you will enjoy it like I have. The thing is, it has suggestive humor, and wholesome humor, and the anime itself is very wholesome in my mind, regardless of content, especially when the anime brings the intensity to the table, it's the character to have the final say.

The six braves, now that has a great style and some awesome animation. It has some crazy action scenes which I always love to see. Yeah the CGI was the only thing that kinda looked iffy at times, but other than that it was so immersive, I especially like scenes where Adlet and nachetanya are talking at the jail cell, or Adlet and flamie in the woods. It's the one on one conversations that I love to see in the mix of all the action. The artwork and animation just reminded me of something while watching, very nostalgic for me in a way.
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I'm going to have to agree with Mivaria; I've watched way more anime that was created in the past few years than anime that has aged a bit, simply because I feel like art styles have softened over time. In my opinion, it's a lot easier on the eyes, especially in action sequences or sports animes.

Samurai Girls / Bride looks great though.
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I like almost every art style i've seen; although, there were a few that i cannot bear to watch. I'll try to find an example.




Something like this, for example is unappealing to me.

or this anime, called "mind game"



Also i really didn't like Gankutsuou's art, and therefore couldn't watch it even though i've herd nothing but good things about it!

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Posted 1/24/16 , edited 1/24/16
I don't particularly care about the art style. I'm for the experience of the story.

I prefer 'new-age' anime art, though.

I don't mind eye sizes being exaggerated, typically. And I actually kind of prefer that they be exaggerated to an extent but not a lot (in regards to female characters).
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