Sonny Boy has blown me away countless times and the eighth episode of the anime storyboarded by Keiichirō Saitō honestly took it to another level. In this week’s episode I want to break down my thoughts on the way this episode was directed and get to the bottom of why it’s so effective at making the viewer uncomfortable.
Note: Again, sorry for the late episode (another chaotic week) – trying to get schedule for this season in check!
THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS:
Timestamps (Audio Version):
0:00 – Intro
1:57 – Context & Credits
7:54 – Visual ‘Emptiness’
11:13 – ‘Surveilling’ Wide Shots
13:59 – Uncomfortable Close-Ups
17:41 – Lighting
19:43 – Animation Direction
21:42 – Masterpiece (?)
23:25 – Outro + Music Credits
Music In This Episode:
Synth Wave by Alex by Alex McCulloch
Mandatory Overtime by Joth