The Benefit Of Posing Anime Figurine Models For Artist Reference
Episode 22 has another Bardiel reference, when the orbital frame Hathor extends its arm to an unnatural length to grab Dolores’s head. The anime series where the main protagonist, Kanou Shinichi, a thoroughbred otaku, lands a job as a “moe missionary” in a fantasy world. At the beginning of the first episode, we see a few panning shots of Kanou’s room and you can see a figure of Asuka Shikinami Langley, complete with an eyepatch. Great Teacher Onizuka is a show that first aired in June of 1999 and based on a manga series that started in February of 1997. Evangelion is probably the second-most referenced anime in GTO after Gundam, and only some of the spoofs are illustrated here. Carnival Phantasm is a 12 episode OVA that consist of parodies of popular Type-Moon characters from series like Tsukihime and Fate/Stay Night.
Often whatever Yuki is reading has something to do with the plot at hand, as if she’s studying up on what Terran literature has to say about the situation. Haruhi herself transcends the concept of Genre Savvy and sits as a God above all tropes. “Essays could be written here” doesn’t even begin to describe the vast amount of references within the franchise. There are even musical ones, notably during the finale which plays Mahlar’s “Symphony of a Thousand.” The lyrics of the Ominous Latin Chanting is not only important to the scene at hand frame by frame, but to the franchise overall. In the first episode, one of the things in Kaname’s school bag is a copy of So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
A romantic comedy manga series by Ken Akamatsu, A.I. Love You has a panel from volume 8, chapter 53, where the protagonist’s sister, Yayoi, mentions that the subterranean section of the house looks like Nerv. In episode 25, Garnet auditions for a dance and almost perfectly re-enacts the famous dance routine in Flashdance, complete with water being poured on her. Earlier in the same episode, Dian and Garnet are chased across the street by fangirls of the former while “A Hard Day’s Night” by The Beatles plays in the background. Tom and Jerry is one of the most popular western cartoons in Japan. The original intro to the 1966 anime Sally the Witch has Sally turn a hairbrush into a cat, who looks like Tom, and has him chase a mouse, who looks like Jerry, that was bothering her. Some of the video games we see lying around in the manga are games like Fallout 3 and Mad Max.
Regardless of the style, anime figure models still move and pose just like a regular body would. If your personal drawing style is different, it’s still possible to mask your character over the top of a figure drawing. Like a skeleton, it’s useful to sketch out a pose and use it as reference while drawing your own body definition on a new layer. In volume 7, chapter 39, of the manga, when Ohno’s 2 friends Susanna Hopkins from the States come to visit, one of her friends, Sue, introduces herself by saying “Anta Baka”, a saying made popular by Asuka. The reference is made even more evident in episode 10 of the second season TV series where she even mimics the way Asuka says it. A 12 episode anime series from the 2014 Summer season about a calligrapher named Handa Seishu who was exiled to a small island because he punched a famous calligrapher.
It’s simple to pose the anatomical model instead of having to figure it out and see it in your mind’s eye first. Take a photo if need be, to free up your other hand so you can get back to drawing. An official anime short created in honor of the Tokyo Summer Olympics by The Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage was released on the opening day. Ex-Ghibli staff worked together to form Studio Ponoc in 2015 and made this short film. Studio Ponoc’s Tomorrow’s Leaves eight-minute video clip tells its story without words, looks at a group of children from around the world gathering to compete against one another. This is one of the multiple forms of media shared as the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics kicked off.