Asura wrote: majinwarman wrote:
Imo the slow pacing and bad storyboard were the main problems. The action wasn't framed too well.
It could have been better but I still like the episode. Hey, do you know why the Episode 128 thread got shut down for?
I guess things were getting slightly uncivil between a few people, but closing down the thread only one day after the episode airs is pretty damn silly, especially because it’s just the actions of a few people. I don’t understand the point of locking the thread, the post warning people to chill out would have been more than enough.
Anyway, how is the line up for this next episode? Is it an all star team of animators? Because the preview really does look damn good, and ironically enough I see more people in other threads getting hype about the NEP than I do in here, the actual animation thread.
Well, I'm not going to lie, I'm suitably hyped for it and I've expressed that in spades on Ajay's discord server.
As for the line up, animation wise, from what we definitely know, it doesn't seem to be very special, with Hirotaka Nii and Koji Nashizawa. However, from the looks of things, it seems that Nii has made a drastic change in style since his work on 113, and developed it into something genuinely pretty interesting, and reminiscent of the old Z designs, so that's something I guess. As for animators we think are going to be on the episode, a lot of people have thrown around Yuichi Karasawa, and I have to say, this work in the NEP certainly does seem like him. I guess it'll be interesting to see how good of an action animator he genuinely is.
However, despite the animation department being slightly underwhelming on paper, most people, myself included, are excited due to the storyboard and direction by Masato Mitsuka, who is far and away the best regular director and story boarder on the show.
How was the music placement weak in this episode? It was about as perfect as it could get, with desperate, despair type music playing as Jiren destroys Goku, and then the emotional piano theme with the transformation. I don’t see how music placement can be a complaint on this episode.
The rest of your post is rather vague. They supervise the different departments, okay, but how does that all translate into the episode having weak direction?
As for this comment, I think Ajay sums it up pretty well here.
Ajay wrote:Aside from the management side of things, they're responsible for pretty much everything creatively. The colour tones throughout, the lighting, the music placement, the way scenes are edited together. Some of them will agonise over the drawings with the AD. Making sure the stuff moves how they want it to. Ensuring the timing of each scene fits the tone they want. Timing the sense of here's one scene, let's cut to X. This is in the storyboard too but directors will sometimes swap things around. But yeah, pacing primarily.
They're the core of an episode.
This is why I mentioned that a show like JoJo is fantastic in spite of not having much animation. Because its directors are really good.
It's also why an episode like Yashima's last one is more exciting than last night's despite last night's being better drawn.