History ArtEvolution / AnimeAndManga

25th Aug '16 12:25:36 AM PaulA
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* The ''Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro'' characters have changed more than a little over the [[LongRunner over 50 years]] it's been running. Compare [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101203064828/gegegenokitaro/images/c/cf/NekoMusume.jpg Neko Musume]] over the years. In contrast, [[http://www.animenation.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/kitaro_all-450x182.jpg Kitaro]] hasn't changed much in design but you can see the art style differences.

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* The ''Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro'' characters have changed more than a little over in the [[LongRunner over 50 years]] years it's been running. Compare [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101203064828/gegegenokitaro/images/c/cf/NekoMusume.jpg Neko Musume]] over the years. In contrast, [[http://www.animenation.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/kitaro_all-450x182.jpg Kitaro]] hasn't changed much in design but you can see the art style differences.
22nd Aug '16 10:04:19 AM whereismytea
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* Although Shimotsuki's early art for ''Manga/Brave10'' was actually pretty good as far as dynamism and detail, it was far more chaotic, more prone to being off-model and the character designs saw many adjustments as the series progressed. By the sequel, the art is clear, gorgeous and consistent.
10th Aug '16 1:20:05 PM Willbyr
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* The frogs in ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' became less tubbier as the manga progressed. Sgt. Keroro and Pvt. Tamama look like they ate too many sweets in the past. Meanwhile in the anime the way the frogs have been drawn has changed slightly too.

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* The frogs in ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' ''Manga/SgtFrog'' became less tubbier as the manga progressed. Sgt. Keroro and Pvt. Tamama look like they ate too many sweets in the past. Meanwhile in the anime the way the frogs have been drawn has changed slightly too.
31st Jul '16 11:16:33 AM catmuto
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* Creator/YuuWatase had a case of OnlySixFaces for a long time in her various series. However, her art evolved a lot during ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'', giving characters more distinct faces and overall being a bit rounder. It's especially noticeable once she proceeded to work on ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' and drew new art for the original ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' characters. Compare [[http://s1.zerochan.net/Fushigi.Yuugi.600.51022.jpg an older image]] to this [[http://static.zerochan.net/Watase.Yuu.full.682252.jpg newer image of Miaka and Yui]]. Even her way of coloring evolved.
28th Jul '16 1:36:37 PM Willbyr
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* Natsuki Takaya's artstyle has changed rather drastically from being reminiscent [[BishieSparkle to that of old-school shojo]] with character designs being rather lanky, to a more consistent, smooth, and organic style she draws with now. This change can be easily seen by comparing the much earlier chapters of her successful ''FruitsBasket'' to the more later ones. The characters were drawn [[http://www.tenmanga.com/chapter/FruitsBasket1/146161-2.html thin and with sharply-defined, pointy features]]. Later on, they became [[http://www.tenmanga.com/chapter/FruitsBasket123/146283/ smoother]] and [[http://www.tenmanga.com/chapter/FruitsBasket100/146260/ wider]].

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* Natsuki Takaya's artstyle has changed rather drastically from being reminiscent [[BishieSparkle to that of old-school shojo]] with character designs being rather lanky, to a more consistent, smooth, and organic style she draws with now. This change can be easily seen by comparing the much earlier chapters of her successful ''FruitsBasket'' ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' to the more later ones. The characters were drawn [[http://www.tenmanga.com/chapter/FruitsBasket1/146161-2.html thin and with sharply-defined, pointy features]]. Later on, they became [[http://www.tenmanga.com/chapter/FruitsBasket123/146283/ smoother]] and [[http://www.tenmanga.com/chapter/FruitsBasket100/146260/ wider]].
11th Jul '16 2:00:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* Since season 1 of the anime version of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' came out in 1995 and the most recent (''Evolution-R'') in 2009, obviously this would happen, but even watching the season 3 (''TRY''), which came out in 1997, then going back and watching some of the early episodes can be rather jarring. Lina's design in particular has changed quite bit? Most noticeably, her hair started out as reddish-brown and over time changed to [[RedHeadedHero bright red]]. Interestingly, though in all continuities there is a running gag about Lina having a flat chest, it started out rather large in the anime but actually see to have become smaller over time (though it [[TheArtifact still isn't as small as it's made out to be]]).

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* Since season 1 of the anime version of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' came out in 1995 and the most recent (''Evolution-R'') in 2009, obviously this would happen, but even watching the season 3 (''TRY''), which came out in 1997, then going back and watching some of the early episodes can be rather jarring. Lina's design in particular has changed quite bit? Most noticeably, her hair started out as reddish-brown and over time changed to [[RedHeadedHero bright red]].red. Interestingly, though in all continuities there is a running gag about Lina having a flat chest, it started out rather large in the anime but actually see to have become smaller over time (though it [[TheArtifact still isn't as small as it's made out to be]]).
8th Jul '16 10:57:05 PM Anicomicgeek
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* In the ''Anime/IronMan'', ''Anime/{{Wolverine}}'', and ''Anime/{{Blade}}'' series in the Anime/MarvelSeries anthology, Wolverine was much more a {{Bishonen}} than his comic counterpart. In ''Anime/XMen'', he takes on the more rugged appearance of the comics.
11th Jun '16 2:43:10 PM wehrmacht
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* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', on the other hand, did not fare as well. Several chapters of the manga were drawn while the author was ill, and thus the art had been noticeably decreasing in art quality, some of them looking like literal scribbles. The author wisely chose to take a break and focus on recovering from his illness, and the latest chapters he released after the end of his hiatus are of fairly good quality. Thankfully, he also revises the art for the tankoban collections, so it looks much better. To compare, [[http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/298/hxhjump.jpg here]] is chapter 252 when it was released in Shonen Jump. Yes, the entire chapter (previous ones as well) looked that bad. [[http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/2530/hxhtankoban.png Here]] is the version released in the tankoban.

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* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', on ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' is a strange (and infamous) case where it both displays the other hand, did not fare as well. author at some of his best and worst. The series shows a departure from the more 80's/90's style the author was drawing in during his earlier serialization, Manga/YuYuHakusho, but the inconsistent quality of the art during later parts of the serialization was a subject of much scorn. Several chapters of the manga were drawn while the author was ill, ill and thus the art had been noticeably decreasing in art quality, some of them looking literally looked like literal a child's scribbles. The author wisely chose to take a break and focus on recovering from his illness, and the latest chapters he released after the end of his hiatus are of fairly good quality. Thankfully, he also Also, the author revises the art for the tankoban collections, so it looks much better. To compare, volume releases, which greatly improves the art (for an example, see [[http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/298/hxhjump.jpg here]] is chapter 252 when it was released in Shonen Jump. Yes, the entire chapter (previous ones as well) looked that bad. Jump, and [[http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/2530/hxhtankoban.png Here]] is for the version released in fixed tankobon release.
**Cases of plain bad art aside,
the tankoban.series' character designs have a lot of sutble to major changes depending on what point of the series you're on, with [[http://fukkatsu.free.fr/imagesalacon/togashi-hysoka.jpg certain]] [[http://fukkatsu.free.fr/imagesalacon/togashi-illumi.jpg characters]] [[http://fukkatsu.free.fr/imagesalacon/togashi-pitou.jpg looking]] very different during certain points of the series.
3rd May '16 9:07:51 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', on the other hand, did not fare as well. Recent chapters of the manga were drawn while the author was ill, and have been noticeably decreasing in art quality, some of them looking like literal scribbles. The author wisely chose to take a break and focus on recovering from his illness, and the latest chapters he released after the end of his hiatus are of fairly good quality. Thankfully, he also revises the art for the tankoban collections, so it looks much better.
** To compare, [[http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/298/hxhjump.jpg here]] is chapter 252 when it was released in Shonen Jump. Yes, the entire chapter (previous ones as well) looked that bad. [[http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/2530/hxhtankoban.png Here]] is the version released in the tankoban.

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* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', on the other hand, did not fare as well. Recent Several chapters of the manga were drawn while the author was ill, and have thus the art had been noticeably decreasing in art quality, some of them looking like literal scribbles. The author wisely chose to take a break and focus on recovering from his illness, and the latest chapters he released after the end of his hiatus are of fairly good quality. Thankfully, he also revises the art for the tankoban collections, so it looks much better.
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better. To compare, [[http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/298/hxhjump.jpg here]] is chapter 252 when it was released in Shonen Jump. Yes, the entire chapter (previous ones as well) looked that bad. [[http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/2530/hxhtankoban.png Here]] is the version released in the tankoban.



* Pikachu has undergone quite the style change (similar to the page image Garfield, losing weight is the most noticeable change) as the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime went on, as has Meowth. The quality of drawing is noticeably better, they're actually using CG in scenes now, and the art gets even better during important battles or when the animators just want to show off. The same applies to the games. The same thing can be said for the human characters as well, particularly concerning the eyes. Originally everyone had skinny eyes (except [[EyesAlwaysShut Brock)]], but as the series progressed the majority of the characters got more rounded eyes. Ash and Pikachu now have pupils and irises that are distinguishable from one another, for one. Compare these [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrpqo93Jrc1qlhzljo1_500.png two screencaps]] of Ash doing his signature "Hat Turn", from Kanto and Unova.
** [[http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/03/oh-my-how-the-pokemon-anime-has-changed/ Kotaku]] had an article featuring various comparisons from the Unova flashbacks of Kanto and Johto events.

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* Pikachu has undergone quite the style change (similar to the page image Garfield, losing weight is the most noticeable change) as the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime went on, as has Meowth. The quality of drawing is noticeably better, they're actually using CG in scenes now, and the art gets even better during important battles or when the animators just want to show off. The same applies to the games. The same thing can be said for the human characters as well, particularly concerning the eyes. Originally everyone had skinny eyes (except [[EyesAlwaysShut Brock)]], but as the series progressed the majority of the characters got more rounded eyes. Ash and Pikachu now have pupils and irises that are distinguishable from one another, for one. Compare these [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrpqo93Jrc1qlhzljo1_500.png two screencaps]] of Ash doing his signature "Hat Turn", from Kanto and Unova.
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Unova. [[http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/03/oh-my-how-the-pokemon-anime-has-changed/ Kotaku]] had an article featuring various comparisons from the Unova flashbacks of Kanto and Johto events. The characters received another art design revamp in ''XY'', with Ash being taller than he was in ''Best Wishes'', having sideburns, and having visible nails.



* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield21}}'''s art evolution is more noticeable with certain characters. Hiruma in chapter 1 kind of looks like Eddie Munster, but when that scene was redrawn for a flashback he's lost some of that feral look. Monta too changed over the course of the series. The evolution is especially noticeable with the BookEnd, where a two page panel from the first chapter was redrawn with all the new team members and showing how both the characters and the art progressed.
** Similarly, characters that were once incredibly distinctive in their {{Gonk}}iness were toned down considerably as time went on; Kurita became less cartoony, and Niinobu Kasamatsu became about 1/3 his original width.

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* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield21}}'''s art evolution is more noticeable with certain characters. Hiruma in chapter 1 kind of looks like Eddie Munster, but when that scene was redrawn for a flashback he's lost some of that feral look. Monta too changed over the course of the series. The evolution is especially noticeable with the BookEnd, where a two page panel from the first chapter was redrawn with all the new team members and showing how both the characters and the art progressed.
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progressed. Similarly, characters that were once incredibly distinctive in their {{Gonk}}iness were toned down considerably as time went on; Kurita became less cartoony, and Niinobu Kasamatsu became about 1/3 his original width.



* The ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' anime underwent a significant style change during the OVA ''Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei'', greatly improving on almost all the anatomical errors present in the first two seasons of the anime.
** Before that, ''Kai'' got a massive face lift when compared to the first season, which was often rather flat and rough. While this did occasionally work for the SanitySlippage and LaughingMad scenes, most of the time it was simply OffModel to the point where there was no model to begin with.
*** It's especially noticeable when they had a flashback to one of the more memorable question arc scenes, the scene where Mion and Rena visit Keiichi while he's "sick". They look [[strike:cuter]] [[http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/6499/higurashicomparison.png more welcoming]].
** Art Evolution appears in the manga when the same artist draws two arcs (question and answer). Like the Onikakushi artist. Her art style changed, and she got Mion's bangs right.
*** The proportions are much better (most noticeably with Mion's ponytail, which was basically a sliver of hair in the question arc), the hands look more like hands and less like... flippers, and overall the art style is more detailed, especially in the eyes and hair.

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'':
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The ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' anime underwent a significant style change during the OVA ''Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei'', greatly improving on almost all the anatomical errors present in the first two seasons of the anime.
** Before that, ''Kai'' got a massive face lift when compared to the first season, which was often rather flat and rough. While this did occasionally work for the SanitySlippage and LaughingMad scenes, most of the time it was simply OffModel to the point where there was no model to begin with.
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with. It's especially noticeable when they had a flashback to one of the more memorable question arc scenes, the scene where Mion and Rena visit Keiichi while he's "sick". They look [[strike:cuter]] [[http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/6499/higurashicomparison.png more welcoming]].
** Art Evolution appears in the manga when the same artist draws two arcs (question and answer). Like For example, the Onikakushi ''Onikakushi-hen'' artist. Her art style changed, and she got Mion's bangs right.
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The proportions are much better (most noticeably with Mion's ponytail, which was basically a sliver of hair in the question arc), Mion's bangs were corrected, the hands look more like hands and less like... flippers, and overall the art style is more detailed, especially in the eyes and hair.



* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' changed artists at one point. The first artist had a chibi-ish style with simple backgrounds, but she eventually got sick around the middle of the 3rd arc. The second artist initially attempted to mimic her style. It started out rather rough, but as time went on he smoothed things out with his own style, a more typical shonen style with more detailed backgrounds.

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* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' changed artists at one point. The first artist had a chibi-ish style with simple backgrounds, but she eventually got sick around the middle of the 3rd third arc. The second artist initially attempted to mimic her style. It started out rather rough, but as time went on he smoothed things out with his own style, a more typical shonen style with more detailed backgrounds.



* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' had far more detail in its artwork, became cleaner and rounder, and overall became better with its facial expressions after the first few volumes.
** The first volume had a comparison with a protagonist of a previous series by the mangaka. The latter relied on ArtisticAge, while the former had realistic looks for their ages. The protagonists of said manga were middle schoolers, not that much older than the ''Wandering Son'' gang near the beginning of the series, but are lanky and look years older than they are.
** Colors have changed in ''Manga/WanderingSon''. Takatsuki originally had brown hair before changing to black around volume 3 and Shi originally had ''blond'' hair instead of black. Everyone has CurtainsMatchTheWindow's, so the brunettes have brown eyes and the raven haired characters have black eyes; Takatsuki changed eye colors in volume 5 and Chiba in volume 4 (apparently Anna too). Nitori's hair color has darkened over time too, from light brown to a darker shade.

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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' had far more detail in its artwork, became cleaner and rounder, and overall became better with its facial expressions after the first few volumes.
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volumes. The first volume had a comparison with a protagonist of a previous series by the mangaka. The latter relied on ArtisticAge, while the former had realistic looks for their ages. The protagonists of said manga were middle schoolers, not that much older than the ''Wandering Son'' gang near the beginning of the series, but are lanky and look years older than they are. \n** Colors have also changed in ''Manga/WanderingSon''.as time went on. Takatsuki originally had brown hair before changing to black around volume 3 and Shi originally had ''blond'' hair instead of black. Everyone has CurtainsMatchTheWindow's, so the brunettes have brown eyes and the raven haired characters have black eyes; Takatsuki changed eye colors in volume 5 and Chiba in volume 4 (apparently Anna too). Nitori's hair color has darkened over time too, from light brown to a darker shade.


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* ''Manga/SchoolLive'' has received slightly less {{moe}} looking art to go along along with the CerebusSyndrome. The characters bodies are drawn more proportionately than they were in early chapters. The anime uses the original art style.
* The art style of ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' became more refined over time and the characters became more detailed.
* The characters in ''Manga/InsideMari'' have gotten more realistic looking over the chapters and the art style overall has improved. There are some chapters that look sketchier than others though.
2nd Apr '16 5:47:05 AM GopherBroke
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* ''{{Manga/Tomie}}'' takes this to an extreme. Saying that the earliest installments were rough around the edges for a professional manga may be a bit of an understatement. By the end, the artwork is done in Ito's signature style.
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