30 Days of Anime- Day 16

Anime With The Best Animation

As a fan of animation in general this is hard for me to answer. Different studios and different stories bring different styles. All have something to bring to the table, so defining something as “best” is a subjective matter even to me.

One may argue that some of the more styles that highlight background realism as best and they’d have a point. I did love the animation of   Kyoto Animation’s “Sound! Euphonium”. It was well done and often quite beautiful.

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In contrast an older show like “Serial Experiments Lain” while not as detailed, has a beauty that came out of well thought out direction to make a visually striking impression on the viewer.

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There is so much to love in the visuals in anime, so it is hard for me to narrow it down. However, two stand out for me (I’m sure some of you could guess).

The Monogatari series (along with other Shaft titles) do it for me. I love their style of visuals.

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  The other series that contains my favorite visuals, although it is not my favorite show (don’t get me wrong, I like it), is Soul Eater.

   Something about the dark, Halloween-esque, cartoon-ish visuals that just appeal to me. I really love the look of the show.

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I so love the visuals on this show! I have considered getting the sun and moon as tattoos I like it so much.

So…Best? So much is good, why a best? You like what you like. Each person has their own criteria of what they find aesthetically pleasing. These were a few of mine.

Until next time: Happy viewing!

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8 thoughts on “30 Days of Anime- Day 16

  1. The Otaku Judge January 16, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Kyo Ani always deliver when it comes to visuals. Monogatari is very stylish too. It’s impressive how the animators make two people talking for twenty minutes look so lively.

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  2. Nick January 17, 2017 / 6:40 am

    KyoAni and SHAFT are two of my top favorite studios. Both are extremely visually impressive, especially SHAFT with their Monogatari Series.

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    • madreceiver January 17, 2017 / 10:16 am

      Agreed.
      Shaft’s work on March Comes in Like a Lion has also been, while different than the Monogatari series, pretty amazing.

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  3. heyitszel January 17, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    Kyo Ani is also one of my favorites! Great picks! I haven’t seen sound euphonium or the monogatari series yet! looks like ill be adding those to the list

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    • madreceiver January 17, 2017 / 3:34 pm

      I wasn’t sure if I’d like Sound! Euphonium since it’s about a high school band, but I found it oddly compelling (all the interpersonal drama I guess).
      The Monogatari series just has such a stylized nature that I enjoy. The rapid fire dialog is what really makes it as well.

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      • heyitszel January 17, 2017 / 3:37 pm

        Sound euphonium sounds like it would be right up my alley as a past highschool band nerd as myself haha 😀 ooo, I need to check out monogatari- stylized animes are fascinating! Thanks for the Rec’s!

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  4. jeffreybotah January 18, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    I agree with you, it’s hard to pick a best anime in terms of animation quality. Whilst some are better than others I feel that they all have a style which somehow works to compliment the show, it’s something that I find hard to explain

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    • madreceiver January 18, 2017 / 7:17 pm

      Yes. Most definitely. Kill La Kill would not be the show it is if it was animated like Sound! Euphonium and vice versa.

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