Simplicity in Movement – Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider (and some tidbits about art)

a/n: I wrote this ages ago and never published it…but here it is ūüôā

It’s a strange topic to cover how characters move in a specific anime. ¬†I guess I could call it directing, but what I’m discussing in this post is the way the art director chooses to have the characters move. ¬†In many cases, the each studio has it’s own specific art style

KyotoAnimation is praised (quite lavishly) for their beautiful art, and indeed it is beautiful.  It utilizes light and colors quite vibrantly.  The fluid movements of the character emphasizes the flow of life and creates something gentle and pleasant to watch.  All together, this creates quite an astounding image.

Meanwhile Shaft uses lots of close ups, sharp cuts and movements and still movements juxtaposed with dramatic movements to emphasize the drama¬†and the sharpness. ¬†Their style is very punctuated. ¬†At times,¬†often, they choose to have the character move very little and use the movement of the frame, clothes and hair to convey movement. ¬†It creates something dynamic and different to watch. (Let’s not forget about the very famous Shaft head tilt)

But enough about Shaft and KyoAni. ¬†We’re here to talk about The Perfect Insider (which is what I’ll refer to this anime as). ¬†It’s produced by A-1 Pictures who has created a myriad of animes including Sword Art Online, AnoHana, Fairy Tail, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, and a whole brigade of very popular anime. ¬†Each has their unique look, and all with fantastic art.

While I’ve only watched a handful of their anime, ¬†The Perfect Insider is a standout in terms of art within their line up. ¬†Not in the way¬†where the art is very¬†unique like KyoAni’s or Shafts but the way the chose to implement movement of the characters as a tool.

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Welcome to my blog

This may or may not be the most boring post you’ll ever read…but please bare with me. ¬†Just so you know who I am – I’m Ivy a somewhat random and sarcastic person. ¬†And¬†I have decided that I needed a fresh start from my old blog. ¬†I’m going to post some of my more favorable posts on here, to give this blog the little push it needs¬†to start

Sushime?

I haven’t decided the “pronunciation” …if it even needs one. ¬†Is it sushime like sushi and anime mashed together?¬† Or is it like sushi and me?… or is it like sushi and sashimi? ¬†Well, all of them could work…and will work, whichever one sounds the best to you ūüôā ¬†And no, I won’t be talking about sushi on here…okay maybe I will. ¬†I don’t know what caused me to choose this name, I just felt like it (I’m probably going to regret this decision within the next 24 hours).

As with my old blog, I’ll be talking about anime and manga and such…but this time with a little more structure, and hopefully some nice graphics and visual aesthetics. ¬†I just wasn’t satisfied with my old blog anymore. ¬†The more important thing was that my original account was linked onto there so all the people I was following was only linked to my horse blog…which wouldn’t have been very interesting¬†to them.

How do I Review Anime?

I personally don’t believe in rating spectrums… you know the number out of 10. ¬†That number doesn’t tell me anything. ¬†An anime could’ve been really enjoyable but had poor execution, which would’ve still resulted in a high number.

Plus I have a real hard time giving a cold hard number to things. ¬†Any of you out there who’s ben to the ophthalmologist’s office (which is a fancy word for eye-doctor) has been through that panic inducing experience where he or she asks “Okay, now tell me, which one is better: 4 or 5? ¬†4…5?”

My writing, tends to be all over the place so I try to give some sort of structure to my reviews. ¬†I tend to start¬†my reviews with a¬†paragraph or two on the general feel and how much I liked it for people who haven’t watched it yet…then I go suggest they watch it, because any more talking would give them too many expectations. ¬†Then I delve in to the details of the plot, characters, and any other points of interest, which usually consists of spoilers

I didn’t do this on my old blog, but I’m going to try to recommend an anime or two at the end that I believe is similar.


I hope you enjoy my blog!  Without further ado,

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