FLCL, one of the best anime of all time.
It's funny, it's crazy, it's wacky, it's freakingly well animated, the (japanese) voices are great, the romance is touching, it's just perfect.
On the other hand, I'm sick of animes. Or at least of the anime style. Why?
Take a look on dA. There is only 4 style you can classify most drawings in:
- Comic book
Which one do you think is the most popular? That's right, manga illustrations. Take another look at online RPGs, or RPGs in general. Which style's the most used? Manga.
I know that we, nerds, dorks, "artists", pervs, gamers, live in a culture that glorifies the japaneses's work in video game, animation, and litterature (I know I do, especially in the first two domains), but now the tsunami of school girls, shonen, ninjapiratesghostcatcherwanabes, and other magical girls is just too much for me.
What most starting artists don't understand is that manga style shouldn't be copied, it should be analyzed. You won't get far in life if you actually want to copy another artist's work. I personally started drawing seriously when I bought a new gamecube (sold the first one for a xbox, than bought a new GC, the best damn decision in my life). I also purchased Sonic Adventure 2 Battle with it, and found the new design of the characters and their artwork pretty good (I do not today). I won't hide it, I was an hardcore Sonic fan, with the fanarts, fan fictions and every thing.
But now, I don't draw any Sonic characters anymore (mainloy because they all have the same shape, the same eyes, he same bland personnality, the same stupid unoriginal powers, and their hasn't been any good sonic game in years). Look through my gallery, you'll find only one Sonic fanart (that's because I was in a
I'm not trying to show off here, 'cause God knows I don't have the assurance nor the impertinence to do so. I'm just saying that people must stop to copy styles. Creativy is based on how well you can combine things you see, so your best choice is to take what you think is the best quality in each style you like, and work on those qualities to create an all new style. And there is other styles beside manga.
As I said, I'm sick of animes. Mainly because besides some exception (like FLCL), they're getting less and less original/entertaining. Now, what I want to see is an american animated movie with the epicness of an anime.
Kung Fu Panda? Totally. The first time I saw that movie, I didn't thought it was that great. Just some boring, over-done chinese story about an underdog that finally becomes an expert. Although I recently gave it a re-watch, and was blown-away by how it was good, and EPIC. Dreamworks movie never really excited me, mainly because of their main over-used franchise Shrek, who, when you watch it, is effing boring (in comparison to KF Panda, because Shrek was okay, I guess, the second was hilarious, but the third is just a waste). When you see how many efforts were put in Kung Fu Panda to assure it's epicness, it really makes you wish for more films of that kind in today's CG animated films.
Don't get me wrong, I love Pixar, I love Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs, I like Monsters vs. Aliens, and I like Horton hears a Who (I don't love it that much anymore, since I realised the script is really flawed, most scenes being fillers with Carrey speaking to himself), and I didn't watch Astro Boy yet but am really excited to watch it, as I am with Dreamwork's next "How o train your dragon". I'm not sure if Kung Fu Panda needs to become a franchise since there's a sequel coming next year, but if it has a paralell story to Shrek, they should stop making sequels after the upcoming film. We don't want that loveable fat panda to start making g-string jokes, do we?
There you go, longest comment ever.
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