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Posted 5/1/16 , edited 5/1/16
I do.
I think it started a while back for me with Burst Angel not a fan of the anime overallbute CG in it was so bad so out of place so jarring it took me out of it completely.

Sadly Berserk has continued this trend the movies sometimes look so beautiful even though I have complained Griffith isn't as beautiful as he was in the original Anime. Which too be fair is drawn closer to the manga but whatever,
But no anyway some of scenes in the movie especially hand drawn ones look very beautiful and even some CGI is good but then are scenes that move and look so unnatural that again it literally takes me out of the moment. I remember being a little enraged when I saw the new Berserk anime was CGI and I'm sure not the only one I mean the teaser was just ugh.

The only reason I bring this up while I was hoping it was more or less not as common to use but more and more it's beocoming common what brings this up is I actually decided to start watching the God Eater anime and seconds in thanks to some awful CGI I stopped.
I eventually have more respect for animes like Attack On Titan that could have gone a horrible CGI monster way in the anime but hey they didn't. and even though I hate SAO it had (still bad ) butter better CGI than most.
Edit - Before anyone posts I do know Fate/Zero uses it better than most, but most of the time is just noticeable and bad.
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Posted 5/1/16 , edited 5/1/16
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Posted 5/1/16
Aikatsu, Precure, Shirobako, Gochuusagi all used CGI to some degree, and i quite enjoyed those shows. the CGI for gochuisagi was simply beautiful. can't say the same for the cgi in Precure movies though.
CGI itself isn't bad per see, unless it's very badly done *cough db super sm crystal cough cough*
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Not really.
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I don't prefer it.
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Posted 5/1/16 , edited 5/1/16
No, not really. I think eventually CGI will get better and look smoother.
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No. CGI can be great. It was used all over the train in Baccano and it looks fine. It was even in Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (although it isn't perfect every time and works better when scenery needs to move or when the camera needs to move around scenery). Even when it's bad that just mean I can laugh at it. Have you ever seen the CGI in Level E. It's hilariously bad. CGI has even shown up in Miyazaki films. It certainly has it's place. It's best used to enhance hand drawn animation. It shouldn't stand alone as it's own thing because it will probably look out of place. It can look ok as a surface that wouldn't have much detail anyway like a metal train. It's a smooth surface so it doesn't hurt to use CGI to animate it especially when doing that allows you to animate other shots much more beautifully with the money saved.
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Posted 5/1/16 , edited 5/2/16
It depends, for example the Ufotable adaptations of Fate Zero and Fate Stay Night use incredible amounts of CG, but it's never used in the character models, well except for the character of Berserker but when you see the show you understand why his armor is totally CG, but it's used for the effects of the fights and elements in the environment, those are cases in which the CG makes the 2D characters look even better. By the way sorry for using this example, I know you were expecting it but it was the only thing I could think.

Berserk is a case in which the CG in the movies clashed with the 2D art style because it wasn't well executed it was constantly changing between 2D and 3D characters, something that Fate Zero and Stay Night never do. If the studio is going to use so much CG for the characters and make so little use of 2D animation, then they might as well do the entire thing CG, that way at least we would get used to it like with Ajin
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Posted 5/1/16
i like it.
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If it's done well, to the point where I don't notice that it's there (in a negative sense), then I'm okay with it.

If it's something that hurts my eyes to watch - like MS IGLOO - I won't watch it. And in instances like that, yeah. I hate it.
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It depends on how it's incorporated. From last season, Bubuki Buranki looked pretty neat with its CGI. I only watched the first few episodes, but I remember Divine Gate had some good usage as well. Here's an example from Bubuki Buranki:


CGI is on an upward trend and we'll see it get more and more refined. On a side note, Arc System Works produced beautiful anime-ish CGI for their recent Guilty Gear title. I'd be stoked to see anime with CGI like this:
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Posted 5/1/16 , edited 5/2/16
There are definitely some shows that look bad with CGI, but there are also other shows that make it work. BBK/BRNK was entirely CGI but was still animated smoothly. From what I've noticed, Fate/Stay Night UBW had by far the best animation of anything airing at the time. CGI has become more common lately since it's cheaper than hand drawn animation, but you can usually tell when the animation studios put a lot of effort into the CGI.
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Posted 5/2/16
I usually hate it, yes. It's to the point where I usually just can't watch a series at all if it has CGI.
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Posted 5/2/16
It completely depends on the show, how smoothly it transitions from traditional animation to CGI animation, and the overall quality of the work.
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Posted 5/2/16
No, I don't. CGI is like any other animation style. The medium doesn't matter as so much the talent of the people wielding it. Both CG and 2D animation can look both amazing and total ass.
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