EX-ARM becomes a laughingstock on social media for its animation
Hordes of viewers with astronomically low expectations for the new Crunchyroll Original, which consists of the animated adaptation of the manga written by HiRock and illustrated by Shinya Komi, EX-ARM, were not disappointed to note that the first episode was a complete disaster, with a quality of models and animations that rival or even surpass the infamous 2016 animated adaptation of Berserk, produced by studios Millepensee and GEMBA.
Aside from the lifeless animation, the series also made the curious decision to mix 2D and 3D animated character models… in the same scene.
What are complaints from the West? Naturally, even the Japanese public criticized the show via social media. As a Twitter user compiled it through different captures: «They mix 2D and 3D animation in the same scene. Are they mocking us? '; "Animation on the same level as a PlayStation 3"; "I saw the first episode of EX-ARM and I can't stop laughing at how bad it is," were the most prominent comments.
Noted as something that is not surprising in a production where Crunchyroll participates and to make things even more deplorable, those in charge of the production made the horrible decision to eliminate all the erotic scenes present in the original manga although, considering the quality of the anime, maybe it was the best decision.
It should be noted that this is the director Yoshikatsu Kimura's first foray into an animation project, as revealed during an interview with Crunchyroll in September this year: “I am an anime fan myself, so I wanted to challenge myself. same when doing a production of this type, but using the directing skills that I acquired from working with live-action films. Also, I knew that if we approached the battle and action scenes like we do in live-action movies, we could create an anime that has never been seen before. " Obviously, it seems that in the latter he was right, or perhaps he never specified what kind of reaction he wanted to generate.
2014: Akira Natsume seems to have a near phobia of electronic devices while being very good at diagnosing them. One day, he decides to change to look better and get a girlfriend just like his older brother did ... However, Akira dies suddenly in an accident. 16 years later, a special policeman and his android partner recover and activate an Artificial Intelligence and highly superweapon. called EX-ARM and put her in full control of her ship as her last resort. Turns out the AI is actually Akira's mind!
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