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Belongs to anime section?
more or less how the 2 characters 2011 a bit more robotic character? while 1999 feels more like a child/boy with future?



As I just got quite disspointed about how hunter x hunter went from 1999 to the 2011 (how it progressed)

in terms of character for the most part, first of the colors (that is quite different from person to persons taste).
but second how they deal with development or emotions I just feel the newer stuff are missing out on or how to develop things and anything that is created few years later (could be creators got a bit sick or wanted to get to the ending but betting on more action insted of tiring scripts?)

Hunter x Hunter: Character Design 1999 vs 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGqXFGq6Vvc

also I think in the older series in most animes that is more character and easier to "get into the world" then the newer ones.
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To be honest I couldn't stick with the old Hunter X Hunter so I dropped it but I was able to completely watch the 2011 version I don't know but for me I liked the 2011 version better, the art and the pace of the series. These are things people always fight about like FMA I liked brotherhood way better but it is a battle between most that the first one was better etc... I guess really it all comes down to the person and there isn't really a proper answer.
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I do like the older animation of One Piece better than the one now
I hate those egg eyes Luffy got
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Freddy96NO wrote:

Belongs to anime section?

Yes. I have no idea why you put this in General Discussion. I've moved it now (and have deleted your confusing "Description").
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lorreen wrote:
Yes. I have no idea why you put this in General Discussion. I've moved it now (and have deleted your confusing "Description").

What was the old Description, if I may ask?
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lorreen wrote:
Yes. I have no idea why you put this in General Discussion. I've moved it now (and have deleted your confusing "Description").

What was the old Description, if I may ask?


I was so confused by it I don't even remember exactly, except it mentioned "hentai" and since this topic has nothing to do with either mild perviness nor animated porn...
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The first batch of episodes in Hunter X Hunter felt really rushed; not just in comparison to the slower pace of 1999. That might be why Gon felt more "robotic" at the beginning. Its possible that Madhouse assumed many fans have watched the original.
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2011 of HxH was better over all, 1999 was way more atmospheric though. 1999 felt really dark while 2011 felt cartoony, even though the content was pretty much the same.

I attribute it toward the music, the pacing, and the lighting.
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lorreen wrote:


bathroom64 wrote:


lorreen wrote:
Yes. I have no idea why you put this in General Discussion. I've moved it now (and have deleted your confusing "Description").

What was the old Description, if I may ask?


I was so confused by it I don't even remember exactly, except it mentioned "hentai" and since this topic has nothing to do with either mild perviness nor animated porn...


Wuh...hentai with reference to HxH???
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Wuh...hentai with reference to HxH???


Who knows what lurks in the mind of Freddy.

Sooo. On topic. I don't think I've seen enough older stuff to really compare aesthetics or other qualities to make any valid generalizations, and I don't think there are any shows (aside from Lupin and Sailor Moon, and in both cases only a few episodes of each) where I've seen both an older animation and newer animation of the same characters/similar content. I think I'm more accustomed to newer stuff so I generally feel pretty comfortable with even that which might be considered lackluster, and older stuff can look kind of flat and weird just because I'm less used to it.

I personally have not found it significantly more difficult to "get into the world" of older shows and have not found characters to be more developed. In any "era" of anime I think this will depend more on the individual shows one watches in that "era."

Another thing that could affect perception is that if watching older shows now or recalling older shows once watched, I think one might tend to seek out or to remember only the best stuff. But when one is considering more recent stuff one might be less focused on only a few "best" things, and have more awareness of both good and bad due to "recency bias."

As to the specific comparison of HxH 1999 to HxH 2011, I can't comment; I've seen only the 2011 version, and liked it quite a bit.
Posted 2/17/16
After watching that video of HxH comparison, I don't really see that big of a difference...
The important part is 2011 HxH kept the essence of the story... so it did its job. I think it's a good choice that they made the first part of the anime more light-hearted because the beginning, the mood should be like that as the protagonist is just starting out his journey and meeting new friends. In the later arcs, the atmosphere gets much darker and it corresponds to the story of that arc.

In terms of emotions, i was an emotional wreck from episode 135 onwards, so the 2011 version did execute that great. But I didn't feel much emotional fluctuations in the earlier parts of the story... i don't think i'm meant to... but maybe people who read the manga would say differently. In the earlier parts of the series, i was just enjoying the different aspects. it didnt get sad until episode 135, and then those episodes about killua and his brother or sister were sad.
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I thought they were both great. 2011 wins it for me, but I'll always have nostalgia and a special place for the 1999 version. I watched that series so many times before it was even announced it was getting a remake, ah memories. I also think that they were made in two different eras for people, in 1999 people were in their black leather, no parents, sun hating, rain loving, leather spandex fueled ------. Whereas 2011 is much lighter and brighter with computers to help us so there's lots of bright colors and hopefulness. They're basically the same, but were made with two different mindsets. I will say, though, that the 1999 Greed Island arc was really grungy and hard to watch when I first saw it. And 1999 had better openings.

hehe, Imagine if Hunter x Hunter was run like One Piece and for eight years the 1999 anime was doing filler before the Chimera Ant arc was even finished?
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xxJing wrote:
2011 of HxH was better over all, 1999 was way more atmospheric though. 1999 felt really dark while 2011 felt cartoony, even though the content was pretty much the same.
sure some quality has gone up in the 2011 remake but agian like you said atmospheric and such did the win and I felt there better characters and more feelings (atleast shown and used better in art) also liked the old styles a bit better on the characters like the newer verison of for example the hunter exam guy is really weird compared to the old one that felt more like an "real" old man.

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GayAsianBoy wrote:

After watching that video of HxH comparison, I don't really see that big of a difference...
The important part is 2011 HxH kept the essence of the story... so it did its job. I think it's a good choice that they made the first part of the anime more light-hearted because the beginning, the mood should be like that as the protagonist is just starting out his journey and meeting new friends. In the later arcs, the atmosphere gets much darker and it corresponds to the story of that arc.

In terms of emotions, i was an emotional wreck from episode 135 onwards, so the 2011 version did execute that great. But I didn't feel much emotional fluctuations in the earlier parts of the story... i don't think i'm meant to... but maybe people who read the manga would say differently. In the earlier parts of the series, i was just enjoying the different aspects. it didnt get sad until episode 135, and then those episodes about killua and his brother or sister were sad.


2011 has higher production values and is over all a more polished product. It also cuts the fillers and unnecessary moments, What 1999 has going for it was that it had a gritty atmosphere. It felt almost film noire-ish. It made the story seem more serious. 2011 feels completely shonen on the other hand which kind of takes some of the darkness away from its rather dark content.

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xxJing wrote:
2011 has higher production values and is over all a more polished product. It also cuts the fillers and unnecessary moments, What 1999 has going for it was that it had a gritty atmosphere. It felt almost film noire-ish. It made the story seem more serious. 2011 feels completely shonen on the other hand which kind of takes some of the darkness away from its rather dark content.
yeah, sort of.
but I think 1999 was more polished in characters then the 2011 one.
and I think hisoka (or how to spell it seen all 148 ep now) and his and some other are acting while also looking different.
also the ant ark wasn't really anything.. worth execpt from 1-2 really good things like the king and some of its traning.

Else I found the ant ark being way more filler or boring, while in the 1999 most of it I didn't think was so bad execpt some being rather long but most of it went well anyway as in the characters still had some outcome etiher with emotions, choice and so on.

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