When writing your manga, animation, anime, comic, etc you really need to hook people from the beginning.    I found this awesome videos showing you how you need to hook folks in from the start.

 

Here is some more “watch the master” at work!   This has a great interview and was fun to watch Mighty Otaking work while chatting with PikaPetey.  There are a ton of gems in here so feel free to watch the recorded live stream!

Well the best part of your anime next to story is good character design.  Here are some tips for your own personal anime.

Here is the design behind one of the newest and latest greatest character.

 

Yeah I know this is not the best animation you will find but break it down and think of the possibilites.

This man made a feature length movie in 5 months.    Imagine taking a year, sprucing up the models and modeling.  It is quite possible to make something awesome in less than a year.

 

You guys remember that quote?  If you do you are probably 40.  :)

I’m not here to dig up the past nostalgia, I’m actually here to share more ideas on animation that might help you.

Going back to cut out animation.  I know some folks hate to think of doing a series or movie that way but really it can add style, be fast and be beautiful.

Check out what you can do.

Here is a great little tutorial that shows you what you can do.

The software used is called SPINE.  I think most animation software has some form of this type of animation but I really like how this one looks and moves.  It is made for this very specific task and it does it well.

Check out who uses this method.

They do stuff like this using this cutout method.

Go for it.   Cut out animation is not evil.