Nichijou isn't even KyoAni's best animated series. Both Nichijou and OPM falls into that SPEED LINES and STRETCHY BOLD LINES style too much when it's going for impact. Besides, OPM's animation quality only really goes up for fights.
Nichimasterpiece is a literal masterpiece.
One Punchi Men is just another westabo garbage show.
Chuu had better fights than OPM as well.
I think I sorta get it. In most shows, during relatively unimportant scenes with just alot of talking, most studios have characters standing stock still with a minimum of movement if they can help it, for time and budget's sake. Kyoani's animation practices have them mostly insisting on body language or any sort of movement during these same scenes, and that expressiveness is one of the things that sets them apart from other studios. Sometimes that body language isn't so natural/sort of awkward or elsewise exaggerated though, and I think people want to call it forced as a result.
I don't really appreciate Nichijou's action-scenes that much compared to OPM's.
Overall it might look better though since OPM really isn't anything special outside the few scenes per episode they put effort into.
Nichijou hands down
One Punch Man was pretty good though
Well Nichijou that's because Kyoani is god levels above everyone in the animation department.
>Kyoani's animation practices have them mostly insisting on body language or any sort of movement during these same scenes, and that expressiveness is one of the things that sets them apart from other studios. Sometimes that body language isn't so natural/sort of awkward or elsewise exaggerated though, and I think people want to call it forced as a result.
Girls und Panzer had a lot of that. It wasn't made by KyoAni though so the IRC trolls never caught on.
I hate dubs, but I want Nichijou to get a dub so I can own it in a language I can understand.
KyoAni is the objectively best anime studio and the only people who disagree are from /v/.
>over 60% nichijou
I'm not sure I'd call that "forced" so much as just poorly executed. The hair movement seems to only affect one bit of hair at a time and doesn't really sync up with the movements of the head or body, so it seems like it's just happening for no reason and ends up distracting. The body language also feels jerky in a bunch of places, like the proportions suddenly slip out of whack or the frames aren't all there or something.
If you're talking average animation quality, then yes. But animation isn't everything. None of my top 10 anime are KyoAni shows, and the only ones which get close are Hyouka and Tamako Love Story.
That sounds correct but obvious also, and more importantly has nothing to do with animation quality.
The budget is largely reflective of the cast (Nichijou used veteran VAs for stupid shit like those episode teasers) and the soundtrack (that orchestra was probably pretty expensive) and includes all production costs, not just the TV anime episodes, but the promo episode and all those character songs too. These two things are always the most expensive because of licensing and contracting being a real tough game. On the flipside, you can pay your in-house animators in cups of rice if you want. Fire them and get new ones if that doesn't work, right? Which leads me to my next point.
Animation qualty is largely reflective of the work conditions, but also obviously relies heavily on talent. The animators for OPM were famously running on pure passion, working overtime and shit just because they loved it. They were happy workers, barely "working" even, and it shows. Similarly, the staff at KyoAni is always talkign about how much they love everything they do. They're already rolling in dosh; they can just adapt/create what they want anymore -as opposed to "what will sell"- and it works because they make good shit that way.
As to the question at hand regarding the better animation quality between nichijou and OPM, I think it's clear. Both are stellar adaptations made by staff that loved a series immensisely and adapted it with love to make something even better than it already was. But you have to give the edge to Nichijou on animation quality because it maintains that crazy sakuga level basically all the time, and in OPM it's more just about the fight scenes, which definitely look great, but that great level isn't maintained throughout. Why would it be? Honestly, Nichijou is weird for this.
I feel like you asked just so you could reply with some greentext sardonicism, but whatever. In no particular order:
Ashita no Nadja
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Yama no Susume
Animation quality for talking head scenes is unimportant and wasteful if done beyond the bare minimum. Only the peaks matter. All that counts is how many unforgettable scenes there are.
>Animation quality for talking head scenes is unimportant
tl;dr: You are wrong. KyoAni's complete command over subtle facial expressions and the emotions they can convey is one of their best features.
That's a real thing, it's when a random number generator makes things difficult in a way completely independent of your skill.
I think it derived from "forced meme" which was going around for about a year prior.
I know that it hurts your feelings to hear this, but Kyoani is considered to be, consistently, above average in the industry. Even their new show is awful, but it looks amazing.
Even that limbo scene.
To those of you who still don't think forced animation is a thing...
From post 12: "One of the animation professors I had back in college was ex-Disney, he was a 2D animator who worked on a lot of their films for years and years. He started there in the early '80s when Bluth still worked at Disney, and he hated Bluth. He distinctly remembers Don Bluth having a group of friends/followers in a sort of clique in the animation department, who were very haughty and unpleasant to everybody else. The group also liked to 'outdo' each other with their animation, trying to trump each other with intricacy and stuff. The whole group left with Bluth when he did.
My prof still wanted to give him a chance and went to see Secret Of NIMH in theaters when it came out, but he walked out after about ten minutes. His reason: 'The damn crow wouldn't stop moving'. He always stressed how there was a time and place for certain animation and how animators needed to know when to NOT animate, and Bluth's over-animation of everything drove him crazy."
Overanimation is a better term for what's being described here. Also the term is still immensely overused. Anime almost never does this due to their relatively low budget and just the culture of animation in general in Japan.