WOOOOT!!!! I AM SCREAMING MY HEART OUT FOR BOTH THE GOOD & THE BAD!!!!!! 8O
ok, the GOOD: Like Xophy said, more ppl get to know Es21, so HURRAY for that!!! (they better choose good voices, dammit! XD *waves flag*). Honestly, I carry my volumes out in schools whenever a new volume comes out so people will see it! =D I've gotten quite a # of ppl into reading the manga (only 2 people have refused to read it, one cuz she likes shojo & the other guy is just too fricken dead stubborn XD That doesnt mean they NEVER will, tho! =D)
the BAD: if ONLY the anime was something I was actually 100% proud of! XD I'd be ecstatic! But o, well. everything has its goods & bads. There should be a commercial at the end of each episode that says, "like the anime? CHECK THE MANGA!!! It's even BETTER!!! DO IT, YA-HA!!" =D
It was the anime that got me all interested in Eyeshield21 in the first place so I was just wondering what it is that people dislike about it. Could it be the voices? The animation (which is actually pretty good during some of the matches)? The colour scheme? The art? Or could it be that the anime switches events (at least I think that happens)?
@O.SHoshi: XDD Awesomely. I agree with ya on the good/bad parts. That's so cool! Barely anyone I know (friends, aquaintences) knows nor cares about the manga/anime. ;_; Makes me sad.
@CrudeCross: Well, being one of those who doesn't really like it, DESPITE having gotten into the series through the anime also, is that all those things you listed, are part of them. Except for the voice acting, 'cause for me personally, I love it! <3
I'll answer your question, Crude Cross, but it'll be a bit long. ^^; (I LUV that pic on your icon, btw. Every time I see it, I go to the verge of FAINTING!! XD)
The anime has some REALLY NICE eps...! Wish all eps were like that =\ I got to know Es21 thru Viz's preview of ch1 on SJ's monthly Magazine. After volume 3, I stopped reading for a while, cuz I got busy. Then I found anime downloads, I started watching with my lil' bro. & I liked the characters so much, I just HAD to continue reading the manga! & I LOOOOOVE IT! =D
Story aside, my MAIN complaint with the anime is the lack of quality. But that doesnt only go for Es21. There's a LOT of Anime out there that just have such a CRAPPY quality on MANY eps (but not all). But seriously, in way too many eps, the drawings are disgustingly BAD, & most of the animation is just so POOR.. it's slow, weird, & not flowing well.. <~<;
Animation should have good art & realistic, flowing movements. Or else, why animate? I like the voices, & the color scheme, ehhh... it's a tad questionable sometimes ^^' The changes &/or additions to the story, I welcome them, so long as they dont make the characters look stupider than should XD But I laugh at it, mostly. The music is fine too, are u kidding? I listen to it EVERYDAY I'm on the car XD
My last 2 fav episodes were 65 & 79. If ALL eps were as nicely animated & drawn, I'd have no complaints ^___^ But many times that I watch the anime (specially with friends who arent as fanatic about it as me), it's just a shame to see the characters depicted so ugluly, when in reality (manga), they are SO much more Fascinating!! +D
Ahh well... hurray for the popularity! =]
@O.SHoshi: Buhh... this is hella unrelated (though I do agree with ya, on the animation quality thing--if it weren't so horrendous, I'd probably watch the anime a bit more than I do), but I couldn't find anywhere else to comment on it outside of PM. But anyway, I see you got your avatar up. *____________* ... *stares for a while*
Moderator message by: Os.HoshiXD Thanks! It took long cuz I just needed ideas... <_<; As soon as I saw that pic on last week's chap, a lightbulb turned on in my head! I'll stick with it for July as well *nod*
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Thanks for the replies guys. I always kind of disliked the drawings since Sena didn't look the way he did in the manga. Animation is also lacking.
@OS.Hoshi: Yeah, the Hiruma pic really is cool.
Lackin LOTS! O.o
Anyway, I havent watched the last TWO eps, but from ep 109, this was my fav screenshot!
I luuuuuuuv Ikkyu! -^^- He's so adorable!! & the anime let us see a lil bit about what it'd be like if he & Monta were buddies! =D But then Agon shows up & Ikkyu starts acting different.. Agon you meanie! >=\ lol!
..Outta the entire ep, that was the only scene I found worthy of a screenshot. Ikkyu doesnt look as adorable as he should on the rest.. <. <'
Nice screencap! I'ven't kept up with the anime since Agon showed up in ep... 106 or some such. Whenever it was that Kurita got sick. :/
More precisely, yes, I hate most of the voices, the animation, the colour scheme, the art, or the way the anime switches event. For the latter it's because I love the manga so much, and it's so perfect in the way the matches happens, that I hate to see that changed, for the rest, I guess it's because I'm too used to 26ep long series, where the animation is usually 10 times better than the sorry excuse for animation there is in the ES21 anime
Yeah, I know, I'm totally biased about it, it's just that I can't forgive them for the weird changes they make in the scenario...
Sometimes Xophy says it's not SO bad... & other times, he really feels like HATING it!!! 8D *pat Xophy*
Anyway, I'm about to perform some fandom squee, so if anybody has the patience.. ^^;
ep 106 was when Riko was Interviewing, which had sucky drawings @ ~@
Now, ep 107 when Ryo was sick... OH GOD!! *tries to hold back tears* T-T I just love it when we get Maou Trio flashbacks! (meaning Yoi, Gen, & Ryo) That episode was pretty sucky on the first half. Then it got a tad more serious on the 2nd half! ^__^
But Yoi didnt have that cool, badass outfit of his when he went to talk to Agon....just his maou uniform, o WELL! At least it's black.. ^^;
Oh, yeah! Then there's the ripping of ids part...
Then, hearing Ryo cry just had me in tears here!!! ;_; And SOUND is one thing only the anime can do =]
Abuse of the spoiler tags! XD I dont like it when a new window pops up, I prefer viewing the image right here instead.
Aw, well... *back to work on July sig* ' _' Just some thoughts...
Nice stuff, Xoph. Hoshi.
At any rate, oh. I guess I stopped at 107 then. *blink* 'Cause I totally remember turning my head away during the shitty animation of 106. XDDD; It burrrns~
I didn't read all the pages of this thread so excuse me if somebody already asked this:
Is really the anime as good as the manga? I watched the anime until episode 45 and I don't know if I should continue watching it... do you recommend me to do the both things: read the manga and watch the anime?
Well, that's all.
PD: Sry if my english is bad :S
Nope, keep reading the manga, and save your time and your mental sanity by not watching the anime. My personal opinion of course
Ooohh??? I'll give you a LESS BIASED opinion, damz!! XD
...Actually, just go read my post from earlier in this page..
Putting all that aside... there ARE a few worthy episodes that I recommend! =D Go here at http://www.saizen-fansubs.com/ to DL episode 65!!! ...it was the last ep Saizen has subbed until now.. =\
& if you liked THAT, maybe I can recommend you to other eps... but so that u dont loose ur sanity like Xophy warned, you can choose to trust or not trust my recommendation. As a person who studies animation AND a big Eyeshield fan, I assure you I wont point out at crapily-drawn eps *nod*
Or you could take the anime, bury it in a bloc of concrete, and throw it in the Mediterraneo - Xophien
Last edited by Xophien; July 08, 2007 at 03:13 AM.