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15th Mar, 2019 02:03:08 AM

Example? (with Youtube link if possible)

15th Mar, 2019 06:39:52 AM

Without a link, OP's description reminds me of Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You.

15th Mar, 2019 12:02:05 PM

^^@{{4tell0life4}}: I kinda get what the OP is referring to. It's the montage scenes where the cast seem to be attacking the screen, like Ryu and Ken ( seen at the beginning of Street Fighter II V's OP).

FullMetal Alchemist's OP has a similar montage segment where Riza Hawkeye appears in the foreground and shoots directly at the viewer, followed by Mustang setting the screen ablaze by snapping his fingers.

The closest trope I can think of would be Second Person Attack, but that's for when someone's actually being attacked in-universe. The audience simply sees it from the victim's perspective.

16th Mar, 2019 10:08:29 AM

Bumping out of curiosity (is there a trope for this one?).

16th Mar, 2019 10:18:09 AM

I always figured those were shots of the characters practicing. Training Montage?

16th Mar, 2019 11:27:44 AM

^That'd only fit the Street Fighter example.

Riza, Roy, Armstrong, and Ed aren't training during FMA's OP, they'e posing in the foreground and take turns launching attacks at the screen (@0:59 - 1:11).

16th Mar, 2019 02:16:02 PM

Well, those are definitely Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You.

I don't know if this one part is enough for its own trope. Maybe as part of the larger trope (possibly aversions only) about what goes into most action anime opening sequences in general.

17th Mar, 2019 08:37:11 PM

The first opening of My Hero Academia (THE DAY) has this near the end of the OP. Several One Piece openings have had this too, there's also one "attacking the fourth wall" example in one of the Hunter Hunter E Ds.

17th Mar, 2019 09:17:23 PM

I saw this on Twitter, helpful compilation of examples to start with.

18th Mar, 2019 06:20:16 AM

^ That's actually where I got the idea to ask about this in the first place.

18th Mar, 2019 06:20:26 AM

The OPs for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure do this a lot. For example, this one from part 3 and this one from part 5.

Edited by KTera
18th Mar, 2019 10:52:21 PM

I meant when they're not actually directed at the viewer? Like they're just attacking sideways while falling in the sky for seemingly no reason?

18th Mar, 2019 11:11:30 PM

Because said attacks are dynamic and are generally used to characterize the ensemble vs. a character's badassery, I think "opening montage of the ensemble's abilities" has potential to stand on its own as a Sister Trope to SCIATSY if broadened a bit (for example, not necessarily against the sky but that's probably common since skies are easier to animate and have an 'epic' feel).