Adventures In Bad Anime Perspective

Adventures in Bad Anime Perspective

Sometimes in anime and visual novels, the perspective is spot on. But sometimes, it's not. Via Nijipoi, GirlsChannel and OneCall, let's have a look at when those backgrounds and viewpoints come up short. These kind of images appear to exist in a different dimension, because they don't follow our universe's basic rules of perspective.

For example, can you tell what's wrong with this image?

Adventures in Bad Anime Perspective

[Image: シヒラ竜也wiki パース練習] If not, this will explain:

Adventures in Bad Anime Perspective

[Image: シヒラ竜也wiki パース練習] Then, there's this (with an explanation included):

Adventures in Bad Anime Perspective

[Image via GirlsChannel] The examples below might be more obvious:

Adventures in Bad Anime Perspective

[Image via OneCall]

Adventures in Bad Anime Perspective

[Image via OneCall]

Adventures in Bad Anime Perspective

[Image via GirlsChannel]

Adventures in Bad Anime Perspective

[Image via GirlsChannel]

Adventures in Bad Anime Perspective

[Image via OneCall]

Adventures in Bad Anime Perspective

[Image via GirlsChannel]

Adventures in Bad Anime Perspective

[Image via OneCall]

Adventures in Bad Anime Perspective

[Image via OneCall]

Adventures in Bad Anime Perspective

[Image via hutabatosiaki]

Adventures in Bad Anime Perspective

[Image via OneCall]

Adventures in Bad Anime Perspective

[Image via OneCall]

Adventures in Bad Anime Perspective

[Image via OneCall] There could be numerous reasons to explain these bad backgrounds, from poor working conditions to artistic shortcomings. Earlier this year, Kotaku posted Tokyo-based animator Thomas Romain's excellent types for drawing backgrounds, which underscore just how important perspective is.

[Top image via Nijipoi]


Comments

    Didn't we already have this article with the same images?

    How dare they have inaccuracies in hand drawn pictures of fictional worlds!!

    there ya go folks, similar article but not the same:

    http://www.kotaku.com.au/2015/10/spot-the-anime-mistakes/

    I am getting the most severe sense of déjà-vu wiht this article...

    I don't understand how the artist could mess up the last image so badly. The houses have perfect perspective even including the ones on top of non-orthogonal raises which is quite hard. It boggles the mind that they failed at the most obvious and easy thing.

    Yup, they definitely all look like anime

    Last edited 25/04/16 10:02 pm

    What's wrong with the third one? Looks like a pretty common, normal case of storefronts facing a steep street? Nothing looks mis-sized or anything and all the lines look to be correct.

    OK, I'm not saying that I don't have issues with my senses possibly being warped, but aside from the last one with the road looking like a vertical ladder I couldn't understand what was wrong with most of these. All I can see is anime representations of places and events.

    I like the one which says 'this will explain' and then has different coloured lines going here and there. No idea what that means. I no nothing.

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