Takumi Tsukumo: ‘Twelve-episode adaptations do not allow originality’

Takumi Tsukumo: ‘Twelve-episode adaptations do not allow originality’

Through Twitter, a series of posts by creator Takumi Tsukumo (Nanako Kaitai Shinsho, Divergence Eve, Divergence EVE ~ Misaki Chronicles ~) generated mixed reactions from fans. “The production style of the animation productions committees has increased the number of projects with just one arc (12 or 13 episodes), so there is no room to produce good adaptations in that time. The discussions for the planning of these adaptations or original series have lost all meaning. If this continues, the originality in the scripts and in the direction (the love of the project) will not grow ", he began explaining.

Takumi Tsukumo: ‘Twelve-episode adaptations do not allow originality’

“I have rarely directed an original series, but when I do, I always go with the original author of the idea. When I came to the conclusion that it was not something for me, then I began to make some changes to improve it. At the time, I didn't care if the animation quality didn't meet expectations. However, animation is now an important factor in awakening public interest in the work, "he continued.

“Since animation is a group decision, it cannot be done or completed by one person. Even if you put your mind to it and get the money, you won't be able to make a good anime unless you have a member in every part of the production. In particular, producing anime series for television is no different from running a relay marathon. Working as a team is essential to achieve the goal, "he explained.

“I think then, in this aspect, the designers and animators should be considered the most important part of the production. When I was young I couldn't work with veterans of the industry and I would talk to peers my age, but it frustrated me that my art was not stable and it made the production and the writers in trouble. Now I feel motivated to see that all those artists are now veterans of the industry, "he said.

Takumi Tsukumo: ‘Twelve-episode adaptations do not allow originality’

“« NG Knight Ramune & 40 »is a project whose art is not stable, and whose history is its main factor, although the latter is debatable. I did the coloring of each section at least three times during the production of the main story. It could have been a duty in terms of quality, but I am proud of all the effort that went into that work. "

Source: Official Twitter Account

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