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Although on the surface ‘sakuga’ can seem like a term used to label highly engaging cuts & well-animated fight scenes, there are actually many more layers to it. A large (and sometimes overlooked) component of sakuga is ‘character acting’; an for attempt art to imitate life or even transcend the human ability to communicate emotions. In this episode I discuss the importance of character acting and (as always) break down some of my recent favourite examples! On the side, I briefly discuss my experience with The God of High School (2020).

Thanks for the kind words beandontscream!

Animators mentioned: Naoko Yamada (referred to as Director in this case), Toshiya Kouno, Hidekazu Ebina, Masayuki Kunihiro, Tetsuya Takeuchi, Keiichiro Watanabe, Norio Matsumoto.



Liz to Aoi Tori (MyAnimeList)

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2 (MyAnimeList)

The Garden of Sinners Chapter 2: Murder Speculation Part A (MyAnimeList)

The Garden of Sinners Chapter 5: Paradox Paradigm (MyAnimeList)

The God of High School (MyAnimeList)


Mandatory Overtime by Joth

8-Bit Title Screen by Joth

Difference by chasersgaming

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