[Challenge] Anime Action

Hi Guys,

This theme is a little different to the others as its more about analyzing a style and creating something awesome based on that. Think over-the-top, fast paced, action sequences that you see in a lot of anime series' (eg. One Punch Man, Dragonball Z, Full Metal Alchemist.. to name some of the mainstream shows).



It can be a long sequence or a super short looping sequence, or somewhere in between. A lot of it relies on key poses and dynamic cameras, bringing across high intensity and speed while making sure everything is still readable. Push the rigs as far as you can and really exaggerate those poses.

A few very different examples are below but all use similar techniques, a lot of which goes against things animators are generally taught but is still super appealing to watch and is being used more and more in recent mainstream movies.

Saitama vs Genos (One Punch Man) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km2OPUctni4&t=42s
Tifa vs Loz (Advent Children) - https://youtu.be/k70IWHiXl18?t=1m3s
Birdy The Mighty vs Nataruhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em8iH6asMbQ (this was apparently a big influence in Zack Snyders Superman vs Zod fight in Man of Steel)
Sinmara Saga (by Jason Hendrich) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA0Ns4V7dSg
Action Testhttps://vimeo.com/122945187

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