In these week's Aniwords, Isaac talks about "sakuga," or really good animation, and shares why he thinks you should consider getting into it. Intrigued? Hit the jump to check out his thoughts!
A MAD Movie is a Japanese term for fan-made video, comparable, but not limited to the anime music video produced by English language fans. When they're dedicated to animators, sakuga MAD compilations of full motion animation are a great tool for identifying the style of particular artists working in the field of anime. After an impressive 2015, BlueSakuga has put together a survey of some of the year's highlights. Get a look after the jump.
In 2013, Colin Groesbeck presented "Sakuga: The Animation of Anime," an update to his 2011 "That Scene was Awesome: Japan's Iron Animators (Sakuga Anime)." This must watch for those fascinated by the highlights of full motion animation in anime is now finally cleaned up and posted in its entirety, so get a look after the jump.
With One Piece's Punk Hazard arc wrapped up in the anime, attentive animation watchers have put together a compilation of the full motion highlight, also known as sakuga. These enthusiasts have gone further with annotations of the animators involved with the remarkable scenes. Get a look after the jump.
has recently put together a collection of well animated, full motion dressing and undressing sequences from anime that is a bit hot, a bit funny, and dare I say, more than a bit educational. Get a look at this, plus other sakuga goodies after the jump.
A new fan edit compiles a dodge-ball to the face selection of well-animated, full motion "sakuga" scenes from the Hunter x Hunter's recently concluded Greed Island story arc. Meanwhile, a Fairy Tail edit annotates the animators of some of the series' more impressive scenes. Get a look after the jump.
Going back to Astro Boy, anime has a long history of trying to effectively tell a story while minimizing motion and animation. However, there is also a tradition of trying to realistically capture motion, even if the movement is applied to abstract or stylized figures. In a pair of informative, captivating videos, we get a look at that latter sort of sakuga animation, annotated with the names of the responsible artists. Get a look after the jump.
A new fan edit compiles all the well-animated, full motion "sakuga" scenes from the Bleach movie, with known key animator names annotated. It's an exciting way to recapture the features' highlights, but this sort of video is also a useful tool for learning to recognize the styles of prominent animators.
The Japanese term "MAD" videos represent a super-set of what's called "anime music videos" in North America. Parodies, remixes, reanimation, juxtapositions, and theme compilation are also included under the fan video heading. A remarkably pretty new MAD movie collects some of anime's great moments dedicated to spotlighting hair. Get a look after the jump.
We rushed into the new year with a look back at the great animation of 2011. Now, with some additional time to survey the landscape of the year's anime, a new, three-part look at the best of 2011 has been constructed by yamaneaki. Watch it past the break!
From Hourou Musuko to Usagi Drop; Gosick to Star Driver, 2011 brought some fantastically well-animated anime. This week, we look at some of the best of the year's final month, as well as the year itself, and a few extra bonuses. Check it out after the jump.