I thought this was a great tutorial.  It shows how to use 3d reference to make an actual 2d animation.   If you have a hard time drawing this might be the way to do things if you want to do 2d.

Here is if you want to do more manga still frame comics

 

Well here is your chance.    MightyOataking has a Patreon going on right now with project files.

If you don’t know who mightyOtaking is please check out his work below.

He uses a lot of 3d reference to make it look really cool and speed things up.

 

 

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.

 

I remember as a kid wishing I could do animation.  At the time hardly anyone had a computer.  I first saw a computer when I was 9 years old and thought.  Wow!  This could be used to do animation.  What couldn’t you do with a computer?  That was  1987 or 1988.

I didn’t really have a way to animate even then.  No scanner, no money, I don’t even think they had a mouse.    But the day finally came when we got a computer.  I was 19 years old and I grabbed my first Animation Master Software for $299.  I started reading all the magazines I could as internet was still limited.  Boy did I love those PC magazines about art.

But now there is nowhere near the limits you once had.

In fact if you want to do 2d or 3d there is a ton of free software available.

Moven has been a really cool software for some years.  If you cannot afford Toon Boom or Flash this one will get you where you need to be if you want to do 2d Anime.

Here.  Feel free to download it.

ttps://morevnaproject.org/2017/01/10/synfig-1-2-0-released/

Here are some of the cool new features.

Watch and learn.

Here is another one of those videos combining 2d and 3d animation to get better results, especially if you are not the best artist and want to try 2d.