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The Animation in Boruto

Discussion in 'New Leaf' started by 123fire, Jul 11, 2019.

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  1. 123fire

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    I'm curious to see your thoughts about this.

    Is Boruto's animation really better than Naruto and Shippuden's? I always hear people saying it is. what about you? do u think it is better overall?

     
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    Don't you mean art style instead of animation?

    Boruto excels in both aspects overall. The only thing I wasn't big on were Fujii's low saturation colors but that seems to have changed for the better since Kouda is the series director.
     
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    Not even close.
    Boruto is more consistent
    Naruto had a better art style (more mature looking)
    Naruto had better top animation scenes throughout
     
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  4. 123fire

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    this pic isn't related to my question. i just added it for more exposition but i mainly mean animation and fluidity
     
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  6. 123fire

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    What is that suppose to mean :dank
     
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    nah..... boruto is better
     
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    Naruto is superior to that shitty slice of life in all aspects.
     
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    Just seeing the old art style makes me feel all nostalgic T___T. Naruto animation was much much much more stiff back then, but there were good moments.

    Naruto has pretty inconsistent animation. Sometimes it was good...sometimes pretty trash. I think Boruto has been fairly good throughout. At the same time....both Naruto and Boruto in general don't have great animation imo. But I think the movies tend to look pretty nice.
     
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    looks dated with stiff animation. 2nd one has nice background art at least.
    Naruto 2002 literally only ever looked good when Norio/Wakabayashi or Tsuru were involved :lmao
     
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    IDK how I feel about the topic
     
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    Naruto fights are superior as a whole, some of them are even epic.

    Don't get me wrong, Boruto has some beautiful moments too but they are shallow.

    I can provide examples if necessary.

    There are no perfect shows, well.. The demon slayer is pretty brutal, i mean, that right there is epic.
     
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    Ah! So that's what made early Naruto different at times!
     
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    Boruto has better and consistent animation than Naruto but not much really standout due to kid friendly theme. Naruto at certain times looks the best when it wants to which usually pack with good Visual storytelling and impact.
     
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    Here the thing you guys
    Animation wise Shippuden is better while BORUTO looks consistent nice thanks to Ichirō Uno and Kōji Yabuno two of the three sub character designer correcting all the bad drawings(outsource episodes(98% of BORUTO)) that the shows has and it has lot hence why you almost every that isn't Pierrot. On that note everyone still follows Tetsuya Nishio and Hirofumi Suzuki 's character sheets. The thing is that NARUTO(2002) and early Shippuden didn't have chief animation supervisors correcting all that bad drawing(outsource episodes) or action animation supervisor correcting the action if needed. And they actual had an staff to work........whoops i almost wrote a long ass paragraph...lucky i caught myself



    Naw, those are just the more memorable ones, like BORUTO NARUTO(2002) have some cuts here and there and few episode as well.
     
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    Overall Boruto's animation is far better, its no contest. But Naruto (part one and the first half of part two before they started blowing their whole budget on 1 fight per arc) had a far more fitting style to it. ie: when someone got impaled, crushed, or suffered some other form of mutilation, it really left an impact as opposed to boruto where it feels like the characters carry invisible bags of cool aide on themselves whenever they start bleeding.

    The top tier stuff from Naruto is way better than anything from Boruto bar episode 65 but it came at the price of every other episode around it looking awful.

    I still see the adobe frogs form the pain invasion arc in my nightmares. :blobsweat
     
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    Yup. I also prefer the art style of Naruto 2002 and early Shippuden to Boruto. Boruto looks way too childish overall.
     
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    I was talking about the overall aesthetic (composite, colors and such). Tsuru's episodes/OP's look amazing (while also having the staff necessary for great animation). Same thing goes for Waka's, Murata's and Kumagai's episodes but it's most noticeable with Tsuru. This is what I mean:
    Whereas in Boruto the overall aesthetic under one series director is mostly the same (way better than the regular NARUTO episode but ofc not as good as Tsuru episodes). For example:
    if we're talking about animation, NARUTO has way higher highs but that also means that most other episodes have to be sacrificed in order to achieve that quality. NARUTO has fewer sakugafests but they're better than Boruto's (with the exception of 65). only comparing the first 113 episodes:

    sakugafests:
    NARUTO: #30, #48, #71
    NARUTO Shippuden: #26, #82, #85
    BORUTO: #01, #14, #23, #31, #39, #65, #87

    uploads per episode on sakugabooru:
    NARUTO: 0.7 (0.89 counting OP/ED uploads)
    NARUTO Shippuden: 1.25 (1.54 counting OP/ED uploads)
    BORUTO: 1.82 (2.2 counting OP/ED uploads)

    ergo, Boruto is better on average. :edu
     
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    For me, Boruto has consistent and better animation, but the artstyle kinda ruins it for me. It's bland.
     
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    Boruto’s animation is probably a lot more consistent as even when it is trying to look good for the big moments the art style remained intact unlike Naruto when you could tell that there was about to be good animation due to the art style shifts during those fights or moments. Naruto however still has better peaks in animation by a pretty decent margin as of now.
     
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    I don’t like how the adults have a round face in boruto
     
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    Pretty much every Naruto fan agrees with you on that. Boruto looks like a kids show as a result.


     
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    this is not an argument. stop using it as an argument. :sag


    because guess what? It is a kids show. "The art style is bad because it fulfills its purpose." :psyduck
    still using that Norio/Waka episode as an example :lmao could have taken something from 29 that has good Oro drawings too.
     
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    This must be the first time but I agree.

    But only for shippuden, part 1 was super stiff and average ( sometimes going to really bad ) in general except for the big episodes.

    Boruto never looks as ugly as the lowest of Naruto and Shippuden, but the highs of those are higher ( except for episode 65 or the Mitsuki episode ).

    I like the fact that Boruto can have fluidity without destroying the art style. ( even tho I'm a big fan of Naruto vs Pain)
     
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    Too bad it is. Boruto being childish is a well mentioned notion throughout the Naruto community, the art style is just another reason to give it that tag (the others being story, characterisation and maturity of themes).

    Then SP and co are even dumber than everyone once thought.... to make Boruto even more childish than Naruto, even ignoring how Naruto fans have grown up. They've regressed the art style.

    Try harder. I used a well known Boruto episode. As expected the art is Boruto is plain and childish even at its best :bigboss
     
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    Nowhere close to Naruto and Shippuden "style." Boruto actually looks super bootleg, and it's really hard to watch.

    You know what I think the problem is. That they don't have Kishimoto doing the source material anymore.

    Good style is current OP or SS arc Bleach.
     
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    right, it's an argument. a fallacious argument. :cantrustleme

    In argumentation theory, an argumentum ad populum (Latin for "argument to the people") is a fallacious argument that concludes that a proposition must be true because many or most people believe it, often concisely encapsulated as: "If many believe so, it is so."
    which was Kishi's idea (supported by Shueisha and TV Tokyo, SP doesn't have much to say), we've went through this a million times so stop with the intellectual dishonesty.
    No, art style is subjective. that's like saying Pokemon S/M regressed the art style for making the characters more animation friendly, same thing happened in Boruto. tfw Tetsuya Nishio's character designs aren't good enough for entitled Naruto fans. :diout
    there is nothing wrong with the Boruto screenshot, Oro doesn't even have a round face which was fuff's point? and he always looks like that, doesn't matter if sakuga episode or not, that's consistency. but everything Norio/Waka (and Tsuru) did in Naruto 2002 is leagues above the rest of the show. You can't use it as an example of how the show usually looked like.
     
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