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Director of Psycho-Pass Apologizes for Poor Quality of Episode 18

by dtshyk
Feb 21, 2013 4:37 AM | 139 Comments
Director Shiotani Naoyoshi has announced on his Twitter account that they will revise the animation of Psycho-Pass episode 18. He apologized for airing the episode incomplete.

Source: Shiotani's Tweet

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ShoutaAzuma said:
The one thing I don't understand is why are the production staffs have so much time on changing the opening and ending scene and yet so little time to fix on the episode 18?


They usually have different people working on different parts of the show, hence the unit director. Sometimes it really is just a matter of poor scheduling and quality control.

Feb 27, 2013 7:13 AM by Trisection

ShoutaAzuma said:
The one thing I don't understand is why are the production staffs have so much time on changing the opening and ending scene and yet so little time to fix on the episode 18?


Because that would just make too much sense

Feb 26, 2013 10:10 PM by sagdashin

The one thing I don't understand is why are the production staffs have so much time on changing the opening and ending scene and yet so little time to fix on the episode 18?

Feb 26, 2013 9:32 PM by ShoutaAzuma

No wonder it looked like that ,I thought it was the YouTube channel.
Apology accepted

Feb 25, 2013 7:01 PM by RosyXkid

Ejc said:
SleepyBear said:
supermegasonic said:
did notice something wrong this episode. and episode 17 as well in regards to their faces. but its gonna be fixed in the DB anyway


forgive my ignorance, but what's a DB? (DVD/Bluray?)

By "incomplete" did they mean there was plot missing or just the derpy animation? The animation was noticeably sub par in eps 17-18...


He probably means BD (Blu-Ray Disc) instead of DB.

I would assume "incomplete" means that they cut corners in the animation due to possible time constraints or budget constraints, just to get the episode out in time of the airing on Friday morning. The result is the inconsistencies in animation during ep17 and more so in ep18.

crap, sorry, i meant BD, thats you would write in referring to Blu-ray/DVD.

symbv said:
Post-Josh said:
Haha, what?
If this show has poor quality, may I ask what do you think of the quality of other shows this season or in the recent seasons?

better to ask this in another thread, i can guarantee nothing good will come out of this here

Feb 25, 2013 11:36 AM by supermegasonic

Well I didn't read the OP until just now, so I didn't know it was about animation quality, lol. It does have pretty great animation, from what I recall.

Feb 24, 2013 11:37 PM by Josh

Post-Josh said:
Haha, what?
If this show has poor quality, may I ask what do you think of the quality of other shows this season or in the recent seasons?

Feb 24, 2013 11:30 PM by symbv

Haha, what?

Feb 24, 2013 11:27 PM by Josh

Post-Josh said:
He should have apologized for the poor quality of the whole show.
Why not for the "poor quality" of the whole anime industry, which I guess is what you really want?

Feb 24, 2013 11:25 PM by symbv

He should have apologized for the poor quality of the whole show.

Feb 24, 2013 11:23 PM by Josh

SleepyBear said:
supermegasonic said:
did notice something wrong this episode. and episode 17 as well in regards to their faces. but its gonna be fixed in the DB anyway


forgive my ignorance, but what's a DB? (DVD/Bluray?)

By "incomplete" did they mean there was plot missing or just the derpy animation? The animation was noticeably sub par in eps 17-18...


He probably means BD (Blu-Ray Disc) instead of DB.

I would assume "incomplete" means that they cut corners in the animation due to possible time constraints or budget constraints, just to get the episode out in time of the airing on Friday morning. The result is the inconsistencies in animation during ep17 and more so in ep18.

Feb 24, 2013 11:15 PM by Ejc

supermegasonic said:
did notice something wrong this episode. and episode 17 as well in regards to their faces. but its gonna be fixed in the DB anyway


forgive my ignorance, but what's a DB? (DVD/Bluray?)

By "incomplete" did they mean there was plot missing or just the derpy animation? The animation was noticeably sub par in eps 17-18...

Feb 24, 2013 10:56 PM by SleepyBear

did notice something wrong this episode. and episode 17 as well in regards to their faces. but its gonna be fixed in the DB anyway

Feb 24, 2013 8:26 PM by supermegasonic

Even if ep. 18 had bad artwork this show is still the best right now.

Feb 24, 2013 10:18 AM by Zero_sama

This crappy animation reminds me of Shinsekai Yori and Deadman Wonderland, though they had a pretty earthquaky reason to explain the flaws in Deadman (despite the fact that the show itself was a piece of poo).

Anyway, look forward to ep19.

Feb 24, 2013 3:00 AM by FineBreeder

At 10:42 for Commie-sub, Ginoza teleported forward.

This episode quality is so bad that I was laughing the whole time

Feb 23, 2013 8:04 PM by polke45

I read the news on the site of reference in Italian, but for completeness I want express my opinion here since I read first on MAL. Tsk! Apologize too easy with a simple tweet, they had to make amends by sending someone from the production to be devoured by the angry comments of users via a press conference.

Feb 23, 2013 3:04 PM by terrablu2003

nah,it was awesome,makishima is a genious
lol

Feb 23, 2013 9:36 AM by filipesenpai

lobe said:
I dont like the reboot of HxH because of how kiddy the show is. Also I just generally dont like the characters. If you go and watch the original series it was much darker. I actually liked the original version better.


The only thing "Darker" is the color palette.

Feb 23, 2013 7:50 AM by RyanSaotome

lobe said:
Candor said:
lobe said:


But for what I have offered to me right now.. I would say Psycho Pass is the best currently airing anime. I mean what else do I have to turn too? Magi?(although I do find myself entertained by this), Naruto(hell no..), One Piece(like once a month I can stand this), that show about the psychics or whatever(I watch it sometimes its kinda interesting a little bit)..There is really nothing else out there currently that appeals to my interests.
Do yourself a favor and start watching Space Brothers and Hunter x Hunter (2011). HxH is being animated by Madhouse, so the animation is pretty amazing so far (67 eps till now, consistent animation quality). Add to that a great source material..
Space Brothers is more mature without any school setting or teenagers, but it's still SoL and comedy, and pretty amazing at that.

Those are the 2 best anime that are airing currently, for me at least.

OT:
Good thing I put it on-hold before knowing that it's gonna have bad animation. (though I think it'd be acceptable if the plot of the episode is interesting)

Btw, do we have to wait for the BDs or is it gonna air soon with better animation? Any news of that yet?


I watch the Space Brothers anime.

I dont like the reboot of HxH because of how kiddy the show is. Also I just generally dont like the characters. If you go and watch the original series it was much darker. I actually liked the original version better.
Dunno if you're still watching the series, but if you aren't and you're still one of those "Oh it's too kiddy and colorful, 1999 is better because it's darker", then you're missing a lot. Yorkshin 2012 literally blew Yorkshin 1999 out of the water, not to mention that the Chimera Ant arc will be animated.

Feb 23, 2013 7:39 AM by Candor

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