Created By: ssfsx17March 22, 2011 Last Edited By: ssfsx17October 19, 2012

Animation Decay

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Up For Grabs (because I haven't watched nearly enough animation to remember a comprehensive list of examples)

Episode 1 looks beautifully-fluid, perhaps even better that some scenes from an animated film. The OP/ED sequences likewise never cease to amaze. But, by episode 10 or 20: crooked eyes, off-center noses, one frame of animation every 3/4ths or whole second, and other atrocities.

There is probably a companion trope, Animation Budget Surplus, which most-frequently affects works that originally consisted of long static scenes or conversations with very little action, such as Akagi and Death Note.


Anime and Manga
  • Le Chevalier d'Eon
  • Otogi Zoshi: First episode, "Hey this is pretty neat!" Episode where Sadamitsu goes boxing, "AARRRGGGHHHHH WHY AM I STILL WATCHING THIS AND WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO THE PRODUCTION CREW"
  • Seirei No Moribito: The quickest way to notice this is to watch Jiguro vs. One Guy, compared and contrasted with Humans Fight Off La-Lungas.
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  • March 22, 2011
  • March 22, 2011
    Straight Animation Bump "Most often, the pilot, or, if there's no pilot, first few episodes of a show, is usually somewhat better animated than the rest of the series, as the goal is to impress the audience or those who would make the show succeed"
  • October 19, 2012
    Discarding as duplicate that could end up a complaining page.

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