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« Reply #200 on: February 12, 2012, 03:51:29 PM »

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« Reply #201 on: February 12, 2012, 04:02:30 PM »

Wow his suit is incredibly worn down. ha

that's awesome.
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« Reply #202 on: February 12, 2012, 04:04:43 PM »







I always liked Canti from FLCL, his weight really seems to be well distributed, and he's very versatile with his different costumes and attires.
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« Reply #203 on: February 12, 2012, 04:08:36 PM »

dum

the best character designer is kazuma kaneko

I gotta get an art book!

http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nkw=KAZUMA+KANEKO+ILLUSTRATION+WORKS+II+ART+BOOK+Japan+2

good luck, they're expensive even used. apparently i've wanted to buy them since like 2002 since when i searched google for his name + art book i found one of my old lj entries from 2002 saying i wanted it
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« Reply #204 on: February 13, 2012, 05:07:18 AM »


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« Reply #205 on: February 13, 2012, 06:25:09 AM »

http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nkw=KAZUMA+KANEKO+ILLUSTRATION+WORKS+II+ART+BOOK+Japan+2

good luck, they're expensive even used. apparently i've wanted to buy them since like 2002 since when i searched google for his name + art book i found one of my old lj entries from 2002 saying i wanted it

Thanks! I don't use eBay, but if I find a way to get it some other way, I'll grab a second copy and send it to you. Smiley
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« Reply #206 on: February 13, 2012, 08:42:03 AM »

I'm just gonna hope a new Kaneko artbook comes out and snag that.
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« Reply #207 on: February 13, 2012, 06:43:59 PM »

Seriously people?? 15 pages in and no one has posted this yet!?!? 


(p.s. sorry if someone has mentioned this in a comment and I missed reading it. No one has posted pictures of it yet.)

Or this:


The characters in these game exemplify GREAT character design.  They make full use of size, shape and form and all vary greatly.
I am too lazy to find more examples from Grim Fandango, but they manage to make everyone look uniform (most characters are skeletons) yet still wildly different.   They have fat round skeletons, bulky square skeletons, tall thin skeletons, etc.

I am probably going to post more awesome character designs as I think of them but these two were some of the most obvious to me that had not been mentioned already.
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« Reply #208 on: February 14, 2012, 04:07:37 PM »

I could have sworn I saw Manny Calavera somewhere in this thread, but that must have been somewhere else, since I just went through this entire thread again looking for it. So yeah, it's about time that was posted.
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« Reply #209 on: February 14, 2012, 06:49:04 PM »

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« Reply #210 on: February 17, 2012, 05:10:04 PM »



I always liked Canti from FLCL, his weight really seems to be well distributed, and he's very versatile with his different costumes and attires.

I love Canti.
and he transforms when he eats naota
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« Reply #211 on: February 18, 2012, 02:19:33 AM »

Doesn't he just like transform whenever? I really can't figure that animu out.
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« Reply #212 on: February 18, 2012, 05:18:19 AM »

Doesn't he just like transform whenever? I really can't figure that animu out.
I've watched flcl through like 8 times now

he turns red whenever there is the attacking robots but he only turns into the gun when he eats Naota. this is becuase of Haruko hitting Canti on the back of the head in the first episode
Inside of Canti is the space pirate king Atomsk and Atomsk’s is the symbol thats on his tv face when he turns red. also Atomsk  is a giant phoenix that can consume planets

Canti is a representation of naota's caring mature side when haruko shows up and Canti begins doing things for everybody who asks even if they don't treat him with respect.
there's also the Commander Amarao who is Naota's mental picture of what an adult is supposed to be. with that in mind Atomsk is a representation of what an Adult is supposed to be in a relationship. Naota learns from all of them. there's a lot to take from this show

one last thing Haruko isn't after atomsk in the show because she's in love. she just wants his power which ends up being physically manifested as a EB-0 1961 Gibson
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« Reply #213 on: February 18, 2012, 08:20:42 AM »

Are you seriously making sense of all of it? And the giant clothes iron is supposed to something as well?
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« Reply #214 on: February 18, 2012, 09:39:48 AM »

FLCL is perhaps my second favorite anime. Not gonna tell you how many times I've watched it... embarrassed. They were being quite overtly symbolic with a lot of stuff. Whenever you use symbolism that follows a common theme you'll get people to come up with interpretations. Its kind of like David Lynch's stuff. Of course, its so captivating b/c its impossible to truly "figure it all out." The typical interpretation is that the robots represent parts of Naota, specifically emotions which he is struggling with. Watch the director's commentary for some extra clues. He talks about being inspired by objects though he doesn't give a complete explanation of what he was trying to say with them.

You guys talking about Canti made me realize he has kind of a sad story. Isn't he destroyed as part of the Terminal Core at the end? What a meaningless death and no one seemed to notice or care.

Edit: I think I'm wrong about Canti btw I just remembered it.
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« Reply #215 on: February 18, 2012, 10:19:51 AM »

I did watch the director's commentary (and watched the show multiple times with the English and Japanese dubs) and although it was a long time ago, I don't particularly remember him explaining any of this, it's just fan speculation as far as I'm concerned.
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« Reply #216 on: February 18, 2012, 11:25:40 AM »

Suda51 created some very good character designs. No More Heroes was already mentioned (the first part having much better designs than the second part).
Here are the main characters (well, sort of) of Killer7:








Their silhouettes, animations and personalities are rather distinctive
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« Reply #217 on: February 18, 2012, 01:19:35 PM »

I did watch the director's commentary (and watched the show multiple times with the English and Japanese dubs) and although it was a long time ago, I don't particularly remember him explaining any of this, it's just fan speculation as far as I'm concerned.

Well I still think its impressive for drawing fans to create such meanings. You gotta respect that. I mean, on the surface its this glorious bizarre anime full of all the things people love about anime and then so many people attach deeper personal interpretations. That's cool. I mean, just thinking of the story from Canti's perspective gave me a new way of thinking about it and I've already watched it so many times. (Also we may have seen different commentaries.)
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« Reply #218 on: February 18, 2012, 08:53:42 PM »


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there's also the Commander Amarao who is Naota's mental picture of what an adult is supposed to be. with that in mind Atomsk is a representation of what an Adult is supposed to be in a relationship.
Not at all. Commander Amarao is a very childish adult. The person who Naota looks up to the most is his brother Tasuku.
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« Reply #219 on: February 19, 2012, 06:37:08 PM »


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there's also the Commander Amarao who is Naota's mental picture of what an adult is supposed to be. with that in mind Atomsk is a representation of what an Adult is supposed to be in a relationship.
Not at all. Commander Amarao is a very childish adult. The person who Naota looks up to the most is his brother Tasuku.

It's all up to interpretation but I feel I said that wrong. I agree with you in saying he looks up to his brother most but he left when Naota was young and so during the course of the show Commander Amarao is a character that is always trying to be and act mature in the show which is a trait he shares with Naota. he is also the one that has the most things to teach Naota and helps him come to some realizations. So I guess I should of said Commander Amarao is the one Naota most picks up acting like an adult from.
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