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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.
18th Mar '16 9:42:06 AM AtticusOmundson
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* Early volumes of ''Manga/DeathNote'' are done in the fairly typical {{Shonen}} style, with frequent {{Face Fault}}s, {{Visible Sigh}}s and [[TheSweatDrop Sweat Drops]]. As the series gets darker though, all these effects disappear and the artwork becomes sharper and more realistic. A flashback to the first chapter uses this for effect as an ArtShift. When Light [[spoiler: gives up his memories and reverts to his mostly-innocent personality from the beginning]], his face changes dramatically. His eyes open much wider than normal, stress lines disappear and he see younger and less evil. The artist of the series admitted that it was hard to unlearn everything he'd innovated and go back to the original sketches.

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* Early volumes of ''Manga/DeathNote'' are done in the fairly typical {{Shonen}} style, with frequent {{Face Fault}}s, {{Visible Sigh}}s and [[TheSweatDrop Sweat Drops]]. As the series gets darker though, all these effects disappear and the artwork becomes sharper and more realistic. A flashback to the first chapter uses this for effect as an ArtShift. When Light [[spoiler: gives up his memories and reverts to his mostly-innocent personality from the beginning]], his face changes dramatically. His eyes open much wider than normal, stress lines disappear and he see seems younger and less evil. The artist of the series admitted that it was hard to unlearn everything he'd innovated and go back to the original sketches.
26th Feb '16 11:21:37 AM Hvedekorn
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* While the overall art style is still easily recognisable as the same as the one at the start of the series, ''Manga/YamadaKunAndTheSevenWitches'' has changed a fair bit for a series that has only been released for four years. The characters look more bishojo/bishonen-like than they did at the start, and among other things that have changed, they now have OddlyVisibleEyebrows (they didn't for the first 90 chapters), smaller noses and less visible lips (sometimes even {{Cheeky Mouth}}s). It's hard to tell whether this is a case of Miki Yoshikawa becoming more of a LazyArtist or just changing the art style to be more "classically" manga-like.
23rd Feb '16 4:09:21 PM bowserbros
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_nN0_DZPHw Starting in the 1940's]] [[TheFifties until the mid 1950's]], the majority of character animation looked more rotoscoped [[UncannyValley especially during the character facial expressions.]]

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_nN0_DZPHw Starting in the 1940's]] [[TheFifties until the mid 1950's]], the majority of character animation looked more rotoscoped rotoscoped, [[UncannyValley especially during the character characters' facial expressions.]]



** After the industry's switch from cel animation to digital, most anime leans towards a shiner, glossier look in terms of its coloring compared to the starker and subdued colors of most cel-animated works.[[labelnote:Note]]This is not to be confused with Western 2D digital animation, which still generally features flat coloring, but goes for a louder palette than cel animation.[[/labelnote]] For reference, compare [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PLJKwYDFJ9E/maxresdefault.jpg these]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7Dhbz0TQpkY/U-cWYcHMg_I/AAAAAAAAAV4/rGv0EIOC6E8/s1600/4.png two]] screenshots, both depicting the exact same scene in cel and digital animation, respectively.

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** After the industry's switch from cel animation to digital, most anime leans towards a shiner, shinier, glossier look in terms of its coloring compared to the starker and subdued colors of most cel-animated works.[[labelnote:Note]]This is not to be confused with Western 2D digital animation, which still generally features flat coloring, but goes for a louder palette than cel animation.[[/labelnote]] For reference, compare [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PLJKwYDFJ9E/maxresdefault.jpg these]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7Dhbz0TQpkY/U-cWYcHMg_I/AAAAAAAAAV4/rGv0EIOC6E8/s1600/4.png two]] screenshots, both depicting the exact same scene in cel and digital animation, respectively.respectively.
** This phenomenon is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the pilot episode of ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'', where the Matsuno sextuplets briefly shift from their 1960's cartoony art style to the angular, {{Bishonen}} one commonly associated with modern anime [[WereStillRelevantDammit to prove that they're still relevant in 2015]].
23rd Feb '16 4:00:58 PM bowserbros
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** After the industry's switch from cel animation to digital, most anime leans towards a shiner, glossier look in terms of its coloring compared to the starker and subdued colors of most cel-animated works.[[labelnote:Note]]This is not to be confused with Western 2D digital animation, which still generally features flat coloring, but goes for a louder palette than cel animation.[[/labelnote]] For reference, compare [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PLJKwYDFJ9E/maxresdefault.jpg these]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7Dhbz0TQpkY/U-cWYcHMg_I/AAAAAAAAAV4/rGv0EIOC6E8/s1600/4.png two]] screenshots, both depicting the exact same scene in cel and digital animation, respectively.
19th Feb '16 3:26:14 AM Darkie
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** The character designs for anime in general started looking more detailed starting in the 1970's but didn't reach its now traditional style until the 1980's.

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** The character designs for anime in general started looking more detailed starting in the 1970's but didn't reach its their now traditional style until the 1980's.
19th Feb '16 3:25:43 AM Darkie
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** The character designs for anime in general started looking more detailed starting in the 1970's but didn't reach it's now tradational style until the 1980's.

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** The character designs for anime in general started looking more detailed starting in the 1970's but didn't reach it's its now tradational traditional style until the 1980's.
7th Feb '16 2:15:42 PM nombretomado
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* While not getting into to much detail. Anime made during the [[TheTwenties 1920's]],[[TheGreatDepression 1930's]], [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and 1940's]] look extremely different compared to modern looking anime starting in the mid 1960's.

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* While not getting into to much detail. Anime made during the [[TheTwenties 1920's]],[[TheGreatDepression 1920's]], [[TheGreatDepression 1930's]], [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and 1940's]] look extremely different compared to modern looking anime starting in the mid 1960's.
22nd Jan '16 8:22:58 AM catmuto
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* The change in ''Manga/{{Godchild}}'' is nothing short of drastic. The series began in the 1990s, and then later in 2001 Kaori Yuki returned to it. The art in the earlier volumes is very typical shojo, and does not stand out. Later on, however, the art is exceptionally detailed and the people are rendered much more realistically. [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/godchild%20cain/Vampire_Nymous/Godchild/cain001.jpg?o=90/ Here]] is an example from the beginning of the series and [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/godchild%20cain/EizzyVirus5/largeAnimePaperscans_Count-Cain_Fuu.jpg?o=145/ here's]] an example from the latter part of the series.



* While somewhat subtle, ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' saw this happen. In the beginning of the series, Chiyo-chan's pigtails are shaggy, Mr. Kimura's mouth is closed, Mr. Tadakichi looks more realistic and Osaka has eyelashes and a more feminine cast to her face. It takes a while for the characters to develop what one would consider their signature appearances. Notably, the evolution continues, and near the end Chiyo-chan's eyes have a... [['Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'' distinctive]] look.

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* While somewhat subtle, ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' saw this happen. In the beginning of the series, Chiyo-chan's pigtails are shaggy, Mr. Kimura's mouth is closed, Mr. Tadakichi looks more realistic and Osaka has eyelashes and a more feminine cast to her face. It takes a while for the characters to develop what one would consider their signature appearances. Notably, the evolution continues, and near the end Chiyo-chan's eyes have a... [['Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'' [[Manga/{{Yotsuba}} distinctive]] look.



* TheNineties anime of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is noticably different between the first and 5th seasons. Just try watching the first season after finishing the 5th. It isn't simply better animation, the characters look noticably different (to be fair they're supposed to have aged 3 years). Usagi herself has become rather sexy by the end.

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* TheNineties anime of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is noticably different between the first and 5th seasons. Just try watching the first season after finishing the 5th. It isn't simply better animation, the characters look noticably different (to be fair they're supposed to have aged 3 2 years). Usagi herself has become rather sexy by the end.



* The early art in [[Creator/ShinichiSakamoto Shinichi Sakamoto's]] Manga/KokounoHito showed promise but was a bit rough; characters were often drawn as if they had parts of their skulls missing and the proportions were often wonky in general. As the series went on the art became much more detailed, polished, and realistic, which would set the standard for Sakamoto's next series, Innocent, where the art became even more complex and detailed.

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* The early art in [[Creator/ShinichiSakamoto Shinichi Sakamoto's]] Manga/KokounoHito ''Manga/KokounoHito'' showed promise but was a bit rough; characters were often drawn as if they had parts of their skulls missing and the proportions were often wonky in general. As the series went on the art became much more detailed, polished, and realistic, which would set the standard for Sakamoto's next series, Innocent, where the art became even more complex and detailed.
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