It’s been a while, but we’re fianlly back with yet another new animator to highlight in the “Animation Styles Guide”. This week we detail the work of Toei Animation’s talented Akira Inagami, who joined the staff of Dragon Ball Z in late 1991 as a key animator and would later become an animation supervisor in GT. Following the conclusion of GT, Inagami moved on to mainly work on the Pretty Cure! series, and unfortunately has never returned to the Dragon Ball franchise.
Look for more updates to our ever-growing “Animation Styles Guide” in the near future!
I liked how stand-out different that scene that the above sequence is part of was. The partial silhouette (with a tear?) that precedes it and the rolling (if I remember correctly?) Goku that comes after the naked trio. I want to say it was doujinshi-esque, but I think the right term is probably that it was a style I hadn’t seen applied to DB before.
Neat that he went on to work on Pretty Cure; the animation for that series of series has a very good track record.
I didn’t like DBGT’s art direction, glad I know who to pin it on.
You can pin it on Nakatsuru Katsuyoshi, not Inagami. 😛
Yeah why naked goku of all things?!
I picked an image that showed multiple forms of Son Goku in GT, not realizing there was even a butt in the image until Mike pointed it out. So… live with it. It’s a butt. 😛