Dude Tries Fixing Dragon Ball Super's Cruddy Animation

Dude Tries Fixing Dragon Ball Super's Cruddy Animation

Animator Robson Menezes dos Santos, who created that touching Dragon Ball anime for his son's birthday, is having a go at some of Dragon Ball Super's not-so-super animation from a recent episode.

In particular, some of the anime's art was awkward and clumsy.

According to Robson, he knocked out some keyframe animation from the episode in about thirty minutes during a lunch break.

Here is a still from the episode.

Dude Tries Fixing Dragon Ball Super's Cruddy Animation

[Image: Toei/FujiTV]

And the fan fix.

Dude Tries Fixing Dragon Ball Super's Cruddy Animation

[Image: Robson Animações]

In motion, from the episode:

Dude Tries Fixing Dragon Ball Super's Cruddy Animation

[Image: Toei/FujiTV]

Robson's take:

Dude Tries Fixing Dragon Ball Super's Cruddy Animation

[Image: Robson Animações]

Another still from the episode:

Dude Tries Fixing Dragon Ball Super's Cruddy Animation

[Image: Toei/FujiTV]

And the fan fix:

Dude Tries Fixing Dragon Ball Super's Cruddy Animation

[Image: Robson Animações]

Robson did a few tweaks to these frames. Let's see how that compares.

Here's the original episode:

Dude Tries Fixing Dragon Ball Super's Cruddy Animation

[Image: Toei/FujiTV]

The fan version with Beerus isolated and give more movement:

Dude Tries Fixing Dragon Ball Super's Cruddy Animation

[Image: Robson Animações]

Later, Robson uploaded more drawings he did of the episode, such as this:

Dude Tries Fixing Dragon Ball Super's Cruddy Animation

[Image: Robson Animações]

Obviously, most of this is animated sketch work. Getting the scene ready for broadcast would take much more time. No doubt there is more stress involved working on the show than knocking out some quick animation for fun. That could impact quality.

The big reason why episode five's animation was criticised so much online in Japan was because it failed to do basic things correctly. You know, draw characters that looked like the actual characters.

[Thanks, Liz!]

Top image: Robson Animações


Comments

    I don't know, it was always pretty lame animation-wise. His improvements aren't that great either and some (like the first fix with the rabbit looking guy) are a bit wrong and the perspective is off.

      I think the point wasn't that the perspective was different from the original, but rather that his version simply looks better and retains the characters personality much more than the actual art. That and they are just sketch frames. :P

      You're right, it's always been some of the worst animation out there, not to mention the crude base character art.

      This guy's work is good but it's just different variations of the same stuff. His work on the cat guy is wrong too in that the way the thing dodges is supposed to look imperceptible and effortless.

    This episode was a low budget version of the movie. If you want to watch it with good animation, just watch the movie that was released a year ago.

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