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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!


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

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