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Post Reply Berserk 2017, Possible new art style?
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Posted 8/9/17
Not a chance, anime since the late 90s are generally cel-shaded CG stuff (Sakura Taisen, Lost Universe, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star and Saber Marionette J to X are the last hand-drawn anime). Hopefully, a new Berserk anime will have artwork that is on par with Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin's type of art. Imagine what Production I.G. would do for Berserk.
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Posted 8/11/17 , edited 8/11/17

Friezatheredeemed wrote:

CGI should only be used for limited situations that 2D can't do, such as really fast moving scenes or making Advertisement stills. 2D thought is just Perfection. This CGI rubbish is awful and for season 2 I just read the Manga, the Film Trilogy was good but I still prefer the original. I personally support the idea of restoring 2D animation to it.


I agree with most of that, but only in the event that they're able to capture the same style as the rest of the animation when they use CGI in it. Sometimes, though I can't think of a specific example right now, end up looking very out of place because you suddenly think you're watching a different anime. There are plenty of them guilty of that anyway...

One of the good ones that I've seen that will switch to CGI for limited scenes is an anime called "Zettai Karen Children" - the animation isn't exactly phenomenal the whole time anyway (though, it has it's moments) but it took me quite a while to realize all the scenes with BABEL 1 + 2 + 3 were actually CGI. They're nothing special in the CGI, but it blends well with the rest of the show enough that I never really thought about it. I never went "oh! that's cgi"

It's too bad, but Berserks CGI is among the worst I've seen ever, anywhere, in any anime.
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Posted 8/11/17
For anyone that wants an example of how good all CGI can be, and you have Netflix, go watch Gantz: O. There were scenes where I literally forgot I was watching CGI, and when I remembered, I thought "I'll bet this is actually hybrid live action and CGI" (but it wasn't).

The trailer for those who don't have Netflix (or just want a quick taste):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r37ARGRJC-k


Of course, it is quite unlikely one would ever see an anime produced with this level of budget, as it was $2 million for 95 minutes, which would equate to about $700,000 per episode for a typical 24 minute long series episode.
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Posted 8/14/17
Not a fan of CGI animation for sure, but it' can only get better. Berserk has some pretty detailed environments instead of the typical void of most CGI shows. CGI is definitely still in it's infancy. Animations are clunky, character expressions leave a lot to be desired. Most likely if the studios keep at it there will be break-throughs and artists that can take the technology to the next level.
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