Meganekko (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/06/10 | Reply
Thank you for the comment! It's most welcome.
I couldn't help but notice how meaningful that picture is. Something about it, I think, grabs the viewer right away and expresses things very simply. I tried to communicate what I thought was going on in the picture, and what it all meant.
I think this article of mine could also, in a certain way, be thought of as a contribution on how to approach the art of anime, as an artist. A simple glance here, an extended hand there, or a muted color-style can be all that a well-drawn picture really needs, with no need for any extra artistic flourishes. Meaningful communication can be captured with the most basic touches, especially when the viewer is already familiar with the medium in question.
After writing this, I now pay more attention to DVD covers to see what else I can find. If I can get more people to have another look at various anime artworks (e.g. dvd covers, inserts, posters, etc.) with these thoughts in mind, I'll be happy. Of course, some attempts to approach anime art in this way will fail, since some artworks don't attempt to express anything beyond the fact that they look good. However, there are some pieces out there that make the viewer do a double take, and then makes them wonder why it affects them so much - much like the experience of watching some anime itself.
Otakuite | Posted 11/06/10 | Reply
Hello, I just read your commentary and was quite impressed. I found it insightful, well thought out, and extremely deep. I defiantly can say I have a deeper understanding of the photo after reading your essay then before stumbling upon it. Thank you for sharing your talents.
Holy Knight (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/24/08 | Reply
Wanted to give a description of the image before reading the rest.I like to say it really have many things to interprate.For example :
Is there a wall at the back of the girl ?
The robot is gona atack her or it´s friendly?
Is the robot online or offline?
Is the mayor touching the robor or not?
After reading the article I did remember some thing .I didnt remember the name of the Mayor at the serie.Even thou I saw the movie and the ovas seems it´s been a long time since I saw it .Well it was a very interesting post and even more on the ghoust relation .I know how the mayor checks things and this didint look as a TI .