An animator of Bleach, Shingeki no Kyojin and more anime does not see the point of the new format
He Light Anime It was announced a few days ago as what is intended to be a revolutionary anime concept through which to achieve the following objective: meet current anime consumption demand through minimal resource investment and with the highest possible efficiency. Personally, I still think of it as the equivalent of junk foodand it seems that within the anime industry itself there is more than one worker who thinks this way.
The new concept of Light Anime leaves the following question: why not read manga directly?
Has been the AnimeHunch team which has rescued some very interesting statements from Mizue Ogawa, a veteran animator who has had a lot to say on the subject of Light Anime:
- To begin, it must be said Ogawa-san has dedicated his entire career in the sector to working in the Key Animation of dozens of different animes, among which it is possible to find Dragon Ball Z, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Shingeki no Kyojin and much more. Come on, you understand quite a bit how the anime sector works. 😉
- That said, the big doubt that Ogawa-san leaves regarding the Light Anime is the following: ‘why don’t you just read the manga or the light novel?‘ 🤗
- It must be remembered that, at the end of the day, the idea of Light Anime is to take panels from the manga and animate them slightly while adding the performance of the voice actors. A process that Ogawa-san calls ‘Raw and Forced‘. And I completely agree. 🤨
- Furthermore, Ogawa-san also talks about How can this help manga authors see their work adapted and the result be something?half done‘. It wouldn’t be the first time that a mangaka has shown complete displeasure with the adaptation of his work, and I definitely see Light Anime as something that could enhance these situations. 😶
We’ve been talking for months about how the industry is forcing the creation of anime non-stop, resulting in many mediocre productions that are barely consumed, and the response to this is to provide a new format that precisely enhances this garbage consumption instead of finding a way to revalue the fundamentals of the sector. Obviously you always have to see What is the final result that the Light Anime leaves, but at first I am still as reluctant to it as Mizue Ogawa.
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