It doesn’t take as much money to animate as you would think.
I love this trailer for the comic book called Kairos.
It just makes me want to see this as a movie.
Maybe you can make a manga and animation that go hand in hand as a promotion! In truth Anime and manga go hand in hand. Often times Manga tests the popularity of something and if popular is created into an anime. In turn that anime creates Manga sales. Maybe an idea when you are deciding to get into business.
I remember back in the day when I first realized you could make your own animations on the computer and then upload them for everyone to see.
I thought this was one of the most amazing things since it was something I wanted to do as a child. I first discovered Newgrounds. I remember back then in the late 90s and early 2000s that you had a lot of limitations. We didn’t really have streaming back then as we do today. Artists had to be clever and creative to keep the file size down. Today those limitations are gone but I still have to remember some of the classics that were more than just a quick cartoon with a poop joke at the end.
Here are some of those early animations that inspired me to start doing online animation.
This was one of the early OGs of 2000.
Genryu’s Blade: This one started many creating their own episodes. I don’t know where this guy went. He became a legend and disappeared.
Sadly I wish both these creators and groups would have kept their momentum and continued creating as they did before because with the invention of youtube these guys would have been the early innovators and would probably be a big company like Rooster Teeth is today creating content. Timing is everything.
But thanks guys for the inspiration.
I’m working on 3 Anime/Manga series. Basically animated comic books online. I’m going to document all my steps. One of the biggest things for me is to give it some style and a different look across the board. I’ve finally decided on the 3 styles for my 3 very different series.
Wink! Multiverse Adventures will be my first order of business.
This is a combination of styles but the main style will be done similar to JOJOs OP style done by Kamikaze Douga Animation.
I think your style is very important to creating something awesome but style can also mask some deficiencies in your own work, make it yours and work within your limitations as an artist yet still set you apart.
Here is more stuff from them.
Watching this video reminds me of the time I started using Flash and that Ifinally had the ability to do what I always wanted to do and that was make animation.
Looks like I was not the only out there. Enjoy this little documentary about the Rise of Animation.
Here is part 1 by the way!
This looks awesome. I love the 2d style but CG look all together as one. I was wondering something. Is the world ready for more furry anime?
I don’t see much Furry stuff and was wondering if maybe the world is ready for more. Just thinking of how well Zootopia did. I think I may explore this idea. In the meantime enjoy this film.
Here is a step by step from this great animator. I really like the character designs and would love to see them in adventures.
Great stuff and great breakdown, especially when you consider the planning part.
This is a great behind the scenes video of the inter workings of a Japanese Anime studio.
If you don’t already know him, I wanted to introduce you to MDotStrange. I think this dude holds the record for making the most animated movies all by himself. He has created 3 animated feature length films. He set a bar if you ask me on what can be done.
So often I have spent my time in areas where there are tons of artists. These tons of artists have wonderful skills and abilities but they waste it working for the man. Instead of creating their own way they exchange their life for a buck. I mean if you like animating for someone else that is great. But I’ve seen so many artists desire to make their own stuff but think it is impossible, that is it too hard and it takes too long. So they don’t attempt to create their own original stuff. It really is sad considering how many stories are waiting to be told and never will be.
Here is the truth.
1) It is not impossible.
2) It is not hard especially if you can draw or do animation (digging ditches and working construction is hard work, not sitting in the AC creating)
3) Too long? In 10 years MDotStrange created 3 full length films. Now imagine if you use premade assets and things like mocap and use various short cut methods that build results, then the truth is it doesn’t take 10 years to make a movie.
Here are some of his works.
We Are the Strange
Heart String Marionette
I cannot express enough how creative I think the folks over at Cartoon Network can be. There is this whole generation of awesome cartoons that are whimsical, silly, fun and strange.
In the past few years we have had Adventure Time, Steven Universe, The Regular Show, World of Gumball, etc. At first many of these shows I looked at and thought they were stupid but then just like an onion they go deeper and deeper. The world building is insanely good and it just keeps getting better.
Recently I ran across this beauty that was just released and yes it is beautiful.
The point of all this is when making your own anime. Please be creative, think outside the box and make something fresh, fun and crazy. Don’t be afraid to take it there.