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What's an anime art style that you find beautiful? And why?

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May 28, 1:35 AM

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I've always found Grimgar's art quite stunning.



I adore the cute, watercolour-like backgrounds.

I wouldn't know if this style of animation falls in a specific category, since I'm not too familiar with the terminology, but I find it beautiful nonetheless :-)
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May 28, 2:00 AM
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The graphics of UFO Table studios is very awesome! I loved the graphics made by them in Tales of Zestiria­čśŹ
 
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May 28, 2:05 AM

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https://myanimelist.net/people/10286/Hidetoshi_Kaneko

This man is the Art Director of Grimgar. You can try watching some other series in where he's been involved since he's pretty good. Maybe you won't find the same exact watercolor feel in everyone, but you normally can find a trademark style when exploring like this.

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I found the graphics of "The Reflection" to be different and a bit fascinating. The anime was not as good though.
 
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May 28, 2:19 AM

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I thought this is another Violet Evergarden or any KyoAni appreciation thread.

Mine would be some of A-1 pictures like Saekano.


 
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May 28, 2:21 AM

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nagi no asukara for obvious reasons
https://imgur.com/a/zMIOY

also lmao@"style of animation"
you know backgrounds are not animation right
 
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May 28, 2:23 AM

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Unowen said:
https://myanimelist.net/people/10286/Hidetoshi_Kaneko

This man is the Art Director of Grimgar. You can try watching some other series in where he's been involved since he's pretty good. Maybe you won't find the same exact watercolor feel in everyone, but you normally can find a trademark style when exploring like this.


Thank you! Never thought of finding anime this way. Are you familiar with any of the anime he's involved in? If so, any recommendations? :-)
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romagia said:
nagi no asukara for obvious reasons
https://imgur.com/a/zMIOY

also lmao@"style of animation"
you know backgrounds are not animation right


Hahah yeah, I guess that's true. I didn't mean to refer exclusively to animation, but art style in general (in anime) as well.

Besides, I like the way it's animated too, but the backgrounds stood out the most in my opinion.



Oh, and Nagi no Asukara is beautiful indeed!

Really like these two:
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May 28, 2:29 AM

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nobody just beats kyoanis works

but aside from them, i really like the art style of tsuki ga kirei

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May 28, 2:38 AM

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Mushishi has beautiful art, especially the backgrounds. The nature scenery looks so nice all the time, the forests more so. However, some of the character art can be a bit dull in comparison.

I'm also really liking artwork from anime in the 90's at the moment. Fairly known ones including Perfect Blue, Ghost in the Shell (1995) and the short film Magnetic Rose from the Memories film compilation. I guess I like how they did backgrounds before a lot of the digital rendering was used.
 
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ArmStrong_645 said:
Mushishi has beautiful art, especially the backgrounds. The nature scenery looks so nice all the time, the forests more so. However, some of the character art can be a bit dull in comparison.

I'm also really liking artwork from anime in the 90's at the moment. Fairly known ones including Perfect Blue, Ghost in the Shell (1995) and the short film Magnetic Rose from the Memories film compilation. I guess I like how they did backgrounds before a lot of the digital rendering was used.


Cool! I just started watching Mushishi and I must say, the art is indeed rather pretty, especially the scenery.

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May 28, 2:43 AM
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Garden of Words is quite the most stunning art in anime I've ever seen.

Watching that show, doesn't feel like you're watching anime anymore.
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May 28, 2:47 AM

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Garden of Words is quite the most stunning art in anime I've ever seen.

Watching that show, doesn't feel like you're watching anime anymore.


It is, isn't it? I should really make some time to watch that, since it's been on my plan to watch list for quite some time.

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framboos said:
oniisama07 said:
Garden of Words is quite the most stunning art in anime I've ever seen.

Watching that show, doesn't feel like you're watching anime anymore.


It is, isn't it? I should really make some time to watch that, since it's been on my plan to watch list for quite some time.



Oh boy. You should watch that! :D
And I recommend watching it in 720p or higher.
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oniisama07 said:
framboos said:


It is, isn't it? I should really make some time to watch that, since it's been on my plan to watch list for quite some time.



Oh boy. You should watch that! :D
And I recommend watching it in 720p or higher.


Yeah I'll definitely try to watch it somewhere this week (maybe next week). I'll let you know my thoughts on it after watching it!
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May 28, 2:58 AM

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Non Non Biyori. It's green. It's countryside. It's beautiful.

Hibike! Euphonium. It's just dazzling. The riverbed scenes in particular are memorable. Probably the most beautiful scenes I have scene in TV anime.

Kemono no Souja Erin. It's like a world drawn with crayons. Simply breathtaking and gives the vibe of a fantasy world.


 
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Made in abyss obviously was beautiful

 
Aug 8, 12:14 AM

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I loved the art style in the Land of the Lustrous.




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Aug 8, 1:22 AM

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Nobody is mentioning Studio Ghibli?

 
Aug 8, 1:25 AM

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Well, amongst other guys this is one of my favorite background artists/art directors.

https://myanimelist.net/people/41605/Yamako_Ishikawa


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This was my favourite thread title to look at on MAL front page while forums were down all the other ones were shitty titles for incel creatures
 
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I like the graphics in kyoto animation!
 
Aug 8, 4:28 AM

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Have you seen princess tutu? No? Well, okay.

I can't get tired when looking at its stunning backgrounds.



oniisama07 said:
Garden of Words is quite the most stunning art in anime I've ever seen.

Watching that show, doesn't feel like you're watching anime anymore.


This, too.


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I thought that tatami galaxy's art style was great it really worked well with the characters dialogue.
 
Aug 8, 6:44 AM

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I found Shaft studios is quite stunning for me and unique like Bakemonogari and its related works. Love the art style.

I also like AOT background art. Perfect scenery.
 
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Based Trigger anime need a mention too.
 
Aug 8, 5:08 PM

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There are a few, like xxxHolic (and the manga, the source material too, of course) for the Clamp designs and for some idiosyncratic interiors, Katanagatari's and everything about Studio Ghibli's films, always. I've also grown to appreciate the art style of late 90's/early '00's anime more lately, what with watching Fruits Basket and stuff.
 
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Kanon 2002. It's so beautiful!

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Sword Art Online. I mean the title speaks for itself. The swordplay animation was beautiful to watch, it has that final fantasy charm to it. I kinda agree with what everyone has mentioned.
 
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Shinsekai Yori was just beautiful. I also liked Tenshi no Tamago, Hotarubi no Mori E, Violet Evergarden and the witch worlds in Madoka Magica.
 
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I would have to say anything by Makoto Shinkai.
 
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Shonen is my favorite art style honestly
 
Aug 9, 9:48 PM

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anything from kyo ani

children of the whales
violet evergarden
made in abyss are prettyy much the only ones i can think of that blew my mind with just visuals

why? you ask? why not see for yourself
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