First comes the positive aspects of the animation. The staging is well displayed, the arrangement of the reference footage and the character give the sense that the character is the main focus. There are well shown arcs in the movement of the arms, the way they swing outward in big circles.
Next we look at the problems that are occurring. The most prominent and consistent issues are the anatomy. When the character raises his leg, their foot essentially breaks at the ankle, bending all the way up to their shin. Anything from the shoulder up, that is the neck and shoulders, does not change at all, there is no bouncing or weight to it, it all is very stiff. The clavicle does not move at all, therefore his arm moving strangely. The characters back is almost broken on the downward swing. The arches in his arms were good, however the legs lack that aspect, not going off of a joint as much as they are sliding forward when the knee does. The timing of the animation is inconsistent, there will be times where something will move throughout multiple frames, but then just stop movement for 2 frames. There is of the animation where the arms and legs are still in motion, but the body is completely still, and it is the only time that happens. If it happened throughout the video it would make sense, but that one instance of the body stopping gives it a sense of really slowing down, a little too much slow down for such a fast action.
Video Category: Documentary
General Topic: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
Specific Topic: How Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure holds up to fans and how what they enjoy so much about the series
Pitch: One of the longest running Japanese comic series of all time, titled Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, is reaching it’s height in popularity, with not only having an animated adaptation in homes all across Japan, but a live action film adaptation having been released in theaters, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure has affected many people within the country of Japan itself, as well as those in foreign lands. In North America, It has garnered in recent times a cult following, with many readers and viewers following it continuously. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is something unique, not only in a sense of story, but in how has gathered such a dedicated group of fans. As homage to such an audience, as well as it’s 30th anniversary being this year, I want to dive into what makes people enjoy this series so much, how they found it, what they enjoy the most of it.