Hands Off Eizouken has made a strong start with 3 very convincing episodes. Join Irina and I as we gush over the latest offering.
Boy, I am really late with this gallery. I just uploaded all my screencaps for episode 4 of Eizouken…. Not to mention that you’ve all probably already read the review on 100 Word Anime. If not, you can follow the link above.
Oh well, maybe in a few years someone will be looking for some screencaps of episode 3 of Eizouken for a classic anime review or something and this post will become useful…if they ever find it…
I have seen the next episode so I know that this changes and it makes it even more significant that the light in the club room is super stark. Look how it blares in from the windows almost like fluorescents. It really brings across how bare the room is and how much work the girls have ahead of them!
That tanuki is adorable.
The colour palette dramatically changes the second the action is moved out of the club room. It creates a sort of enclosed microcosm for that particular space. It’s the girls’ private sanctuary and even their teacher advisor doesn’t actually step inside.
The imaginary world really intermixed well with reality this week as the scenes were shorter and intercut with a lot of real world scenes.
I love Midori’s floor. The colour is perfect and creates a really nice contrast, and the squares section off the screen. The angle is nice too.
In episode 2 the school was purple and blue but it seems the cafeteria is yellow and green. This is a very coloured school. I wish I had gone there.
I have the power of hindsight so I know how it turned out but I got to say, those early sketches of Machete Girl looked amazing. There’s something about seeing animation in line work that makes it look just so much more…animated…. But when you see all the hatching and reference marks you can truly appreciate how every bit of an image is moving in relation to everything else, I love that stuff. Probably the same urge that made me take apart watches when I was a kid. And it also makes you really appreciate what colours, shading camera angles and distance can do to bring a scene to life!
I loved this sequence and I couldn’t wait to see the finished product.