Adventures In Bad Anime Perspective

Adventures In Bad Anime Perspective
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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?

(Image: シヒラ竜也wiki パース練習)

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

(Image: シヒラ竜也wiki パース練習)

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

(Image via GirlsChannel)

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

(Image via OneCall)

[Image via OneCall]
(Image via OneCall)

[Image via OneCall]
(Image via GirlsChannel)

[Image via GirlsChannel]
(Image via GirlsChannel)

[Image via GirlsChannel]
(Image via OneCall)

[Image via OneCall]
(Image via GirlsChannel)

[Image via GirlsChannel]
(Image via OneCall)

[Image via OneCall]
(Image via OneCall)

[Image via OneCall]
(Image via hutabatosiaki)

[Image via hutabatosiaki]
(Image via OneCall)

[Image via OneCall]
(Image via OneCall)

[Image via OneCall]
(Image via OneCall)

[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]

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