Everyone knows Sunrise has been on a steady decline in quality. What would you say is their last, good series?
G-Reco. It revealed how mech pilots take a shit.
>we can't go back to the days where Sunrise carefully animated everything, shading and noses were still popular, hand drawn cells were at their peak, and they were filming on 35mm because fuck it, why not
Why is life so sad
>DURF HURF MUH SHADING ONLY EXIST THEN MEME
Buddy Complex. It still fucking pisses me when I remember SHITTY Valvrave got more popular than Buddy Complex, and BC was cancelled and VVV which is complete trash, got a second season.
I'm not saying BC was perfect, but at least it was more traditional mecha anime than VVV which I don't even like remembering. The mere fact that VVV exists pisses me so fucking MUCH.
Then Cross Ange came. I was expecting some Super robot anime with political drama and stuff. Instead we got a lesbian anime.
I completely gave up on Sunrise after this.
>BC was cancelled
It was never planned a second season. its purpose was to promote a video game from smartphones. Bandai had not even planned a line of toys.
Studio 8 worked with competence and have made decent something that had no future from the beginning.
>Then Cross Ange came
> expecting some Super robot anime with political drama and stuff.
Wut? From Fukuda? In show where you have a chick who fights dragons using a Moto transformer?
Then why it got so popular?
You're one of the fags supporting this shitty anime and telling Sunrise its popular and that they should do more like it. You're killing the mecha genre. I hope you fucking die.
>Then why it got so popular?
What has this to do with expect from a Director / producer who even in his main show (Seed), has been shown to have a questionable moral and a concept of black and white totally unsuited to anime with political stuff.
Did /m/ collectively wiped this from their memory after the blunder that was Try?
>Cross Ange was a travesty
>Buddy Complex is wow it's nothing
>Valvrave is still being bashed by SJWs who flip out over male on female rape
>and Gundam is an eternal shitposting magnet
Can't win no matter what you do.
>How are Brave Beats and Blazing Soul so far, anyway?
>Then why it got so popular?
1) Nana Mizuki. Only reason vol. 1 sold as well as it did was because of tickets to an event with her.
2) Fukuda had to lock down his twitter due to backlash.
3) Banrise isn't interested in making more, no matter how much Fukuda insists it was big.
Fukuda says it was successful enough to make a continuation, but Sunrise isn't interested. Instead, they were focused on a "long running franchise" and he urged CA fans to let Sunrise know if they wanted more Ange.
>he urged CA fans to let Sunrise know if they wanted more Ange.
I bet there were more calls for a Valrave sequel than CA
Fukuda was pretty much begging for more work, wasn't he?
How much power did he have over the show anyway? Do we have interviews or even rumors of how he was acting behind the scenes?
Sunrise has been steadily improving. IBO is good. I wouldn't say it's the best but it's way above average for an anime. Especially compared to all the garbage that's been coming out the past few years.
I'm looking at you, Khara.
Maybe /m/ finally realized that they liked GBF S1 so much was due to Sunrise pander to Gunotas so hard despite the fact that it was a rather predictable tournament anime
and then Try happened and /m/ went nuclear due to the lack of said pandering and whoever in charge cranked up the typical shonen tournament cliche up to 11
It is a somewhat typical tournament show, but only with Gunpla
>1) Nana Mizuki. Only reason vol. 1 sold as well as it did was because of tickets to an event with her.
Yeah because nobody cares about Yukari Tamura or Yui Horie, you sure are an anime expert.
>2) Fukuda had to lock down his twitter due to backlash.
Fukuda had to lock down his twitter because of the ensuing shitstorm when he was pissed at Sumipe for spoiling frying pan.
>3) Banrise isn't interested in making more, no matter how much Fukuda insists it was big.
Can you tell me what the next Gundam will be, since you are obviously involved in Bandai board meetings
>Defending fucking Cross Ange of all shows this much
Like was it that great to you or something?
Pandering was just the icing on the cake. What I loved about GBF was
>everyone has their own cute little otp
>characters show off an infectious amount of passion and energy
>characters developed and changed
>unique Gunpla with cool gimmicks
>intriguing subplots that all neatly tie together at the end
If anything GBF was a really well made sports anime
No, this is what created the shitstorm.
And we've already got the next Gundam jackass. This was before IBO was announced.
>Yeah because nobody cares about Yukari Tamura or Yui Horie
They don't or else they would have used them to front line the series instead of Nana Mizuki.
>Fukuda had to lock down his twitter because of the ensuing shitstorm when he was pissed at Sumipe for spoiling frying pan.
Cool horseshit bro
>ALL DIS MAD
Can't accept the truth I see
For the same reason this did. It's a flagrant disgregard for world-building, rationalizing plot holes as necessary for the best spectacle. Yes, most background details are irrelevant to the main narrative, and so yes, there's a truth to that sort of "screw the details" pragmatism. But even if they might never come up on screen, it's incredibly lazy to ignore them, and makes the world feel more shallow.
That and there was another tweet where Fukuda admitted it was all his idea, and the director wanted Tusk and Momoka to die.
Basically, Fukuda said that how something happens is not important, just that it happens. He is willing to leave his works littered with plotholes, both minor and blatant, because he doesn't believe filling them is entertaining. At most, he will bullshit something in an interview or on Twitter.
But as a result of that, he devalues his own work. And this wasn't even his own project, but Fukuda still robbed the director of the emotional weight he wanted because Fukuda believed Tusk was that important for Ange's growth or some shit.
Admittedly, Embryo's face -was- pretty entertaining when Tusk exclaimed that he already took Ange's virginity in a three-day sex marathon. That and all the other light-hearted antics that happened with him there were a little more in keeping with the irreverent attitude most of the show had.
But... at the same time, that was also the point where we (the people in the general and the livestream) were going "FINALLY! FINALLY SHIT'S GONNA HIT THE FAN!" That finally shit was going to get serious and it'd be a bloodbath. But no. Everybody comes right back and most people got a rushed happy ending. Would have loved to have seen how things went if Tusk stayed dead.
>For the same reason this did. It's a flagrant disgregard for world-building, rationalizing plot holes as necessary for the best spectacle.
Except in Grant's case that quote is true, people focus too much on shit that doesn't matter. Espeically in cape comics where there's stuff you're really not supposed to question like heat vision.
>But as a result of that, he devalues his own work. And this wasn't even his own project
Actually it is. You seem to be under the impression that the director is the one who has control in a televsion production, which is not really true. Like George Lucas said in RotJ's commentary about how the films were changing, in television the person with the ideas and creative control is the producer (which is what Fukuda's job was). The director's main job is to bring the producer's vision to life, and the writer's job is to make it overall coherent. Contrast this from film where the director calls the shots.
I have the impression that Fukuda will not work for another long time. Maybe I'm wrong, but my idea is that, despite the success of some of his works, the industry does not see him "professionally good" for work together.
That does answer the question, because "the ability to fly" is a pretty vague power, there are a lot of principles and physics involve with flying, does he propel himself through the air with super farts? Does he just manipulate gravity around himself? Things like that. Superboy's explanation that he flies with telekinesis makes more sense than just supes arbitrary "he can fly"
That's what he means anyway.
I blame space rat vermin for the dip in quality.