Sakuga Starter Kit

Great animation is amazing. Good animators can make two-dimensional drawings move and feel like they’re real. The clip above was animated entirely by hand by one person. If animation like that interests you, you might be a sakuga fan.

“Sakuga (作画) (lit., “drawing pictures”) is a term used in anime to describe moments in a show or movie when the quality of the animation improves drastically…”

– From http://anime.about.com/od/animeglossary/g/Sakuga.htm

The sakuga fandom searches out, appreciates and discusses great 2D animation. This article will help get you up to speed on what great animation is, how it’s made and where you can find it.

A compilation of animation that includes work from the people and media talked about below.

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Neon Genesis Evangelion vs. Evangelion 2.22 Scene Comparisons

Note: These videos have been taken down for copyright reasons. If you’re interested in seeing these videos send me a message through the contact me page.

I made these videos about a year ago because I was bored and I like comparison videos. I like the original series more than the Rebuild movies that came out recently but I like Evangelion 2.22 as a standalone film. I’d seen a video comparing shots from Evangelion 1.11 to the original series a long time ago so I decided to compare scenes in 2.22 using the English dub, which I prefer.

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