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Last edited by allendsup23; February 16, 2012 at 07:41 AM.
Ep 250 stream
Great animation and RS mode looks awesome. That fiery effect really gives Naruto some aesthetics needed to be cool.
Imho this episode had absolutely horrible pacing... everything that happened here was fast-paced action in the manga and the anime team made it look like snail-mode, with characters standing around idly and casually talking for minutes.
When that's said, I think the last minutes were really good. Gai's Afternoon Tiger looked badass and the artwork and animation, not to mention pace was pretty good in those minutes.
Summarized the episode was pretty bad until it became pretty good in the last minutes.
Gai is Awesome, i have really enjoyed the animation quality these last few episodes.
Well you really can't sight them for pacing. There was very little material to work with for these two chapters for 1-20 minute episode.. They did what they could with what they had without going into the next storyline. Aside from this i thougt they did a pretty good job putting it together. i thought the shark scenes in the water could have used osme work but a good job overall.
Personally, I think that any time there's a battle, any filler needs to be used to enhance the drama of the battle by adding new fight scenes and extending the combat. Adding slow dialogue in between the existing scenes is definitely not the right way to go, even if it's cheaper and quicker to animate.
THEY failed to deliver on the KEY moment..naruto's speed blitz punch...the manga had that done instantaneous and epic as a scene...HERE they made it look like a regular jump...even rock lee's speed feats from part 1 look better than this...disappointing...considering we're arriving at a point where naruto's one of the top in speed department...I wnder how bad they'll handle his upcoming speed feats...which were emphasized very well in the manga..
I was expecting it done like how they handled sasuke's shunshin in the earlier episodes, with a slow mo of the debris flying about after the punch on kisame and a close up...gosh..this was horribly done..
the rest of the ep was ok at best...
The speed punch was extremely disappointing, looked like a normal jump...
Didn't really like Gai vs Kisame, was to messy if that's the right word. Couldn't really notice that Gai's jutsu overpowered Kisames until Kisame said it.
Below average episode, 4/10.
Last edited by matsemann08; February 16, 2012 at 12:27 PM.
Whichever animator did this episode should never be given another fight episode.
The episode was terrible at best.
It's like the entire studio was supporting the 248-249 episodes and they're now out of energy to do anything good for a little while.
The whole pacing is a total failure.
The only good thing was the very beginning before the opening, with Kushina, and Naruto self promising stuff.
Wow this wasn't an upscale. True 1080p... I love it. x)
Episode itself... Well Still love the Kyubichakramode...
But the fight... Damn weird...
Ik-Hyun Eum has done this episode. His episodes are generally bad so this was expected.
geezzz LOL the complaints LOL. god it wasnt that bad. sheesh. Kyubbi C mode is dope.