“I Made Azunyan into a Nineties Character”

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Azusa and her moe blob supporting characters appear here time shifted a decade into the past, in classic nineties style.

The nineties restyling of contemporary anime characters has also been taken to even greater extremes – “I Made Mio into a Nineties Character.”

Of course, there are some who might view all this as a substantial improvement on the homogenised moe blobs so common of late…


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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:43 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yui and riko fail! everyone else is pretty gudd!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:08 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    90's & 80's style was far better and detailed that the shit we have now.

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    Comment by Sylar
    03:17 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait until we built a time machine. But it would be sad for you to have to thank future technology for sending you to the past.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:26 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do roughly drawn strokes on the cheeks and inconsistent faces make them equals to detailed? I think and bet not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:45 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you can appreciate vintage anime: you are a faggot; and a POSER. Any real anime fan can enjoy anime regardless of the year it was made.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:58 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wouldn't mind watching such a 90s-style anime. I just don't want to see still pictures like this.. makes me want to laugh hard

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    Comment by OTIKA
    03:06 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I, for one, welcome my childhood back.

    Comment by H-Ero
    03:13 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I personally prefer 80s-90s anime style over modern designs but this just doesn't look right IMO. I think the only K-on character that would look good in 90s style would be Sawa-chan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:44 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    90's anime was awesome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:15 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    but but but this was moe back in the 90s!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:26 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks like 80s not 90s.

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    Comment by shuu-chan
    23:28 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yui creeps me out... azusa is fine though

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    Comment by mtallmen_184
    02:51 22/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ritsu Awesome Face

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:48 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If they were really drawn in a nineties style they would have looked good but that picture looks like crap. They failed at making them into a nineties style drawing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:03 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now, it's not bad, but it just doesn't feel right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:00 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i don't like very much that style, i'll take the modern style

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:58 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...Disgusting

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:14 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I prefer this to the modern moeblob garbage.

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    Comment by Bulldog
    20:29 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mio looks so... different...
    And Ritsu's mouth is so... big...

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    Comment by metatron
    20:30 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I lol'd so hard 'coz whoever made this got it. XDDDD

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:37 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't like the actual moeblob, but... DO NOT WANT D= This is horrible, look at their mouths! /=

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:11 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, how it should be?
    It should be more like Marvel-DC like?

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    Comment by ntbxp
    21:21 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now they need something like VF-19 custom to act like SOUND FORCE.
    That 90th style is very much Macross!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:02 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    WTF have they done to Ritsu?!!!

    20:14 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    .... she looks more like a Totally Spies character than a 90's anime chick to me..

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:17 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Soooooooo.....

    Wrong.....

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    Comment by BANNED_fei
    21:57 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    *vomit*

    my stomach.........those 2 words gave me a dtomach virus

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:51 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It kinda takes away the Moe

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    Comment by Reimu Hakurei
    19:41 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    awesome! reminds me of the old Gundam animes :D

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    Comment by RSKuroi
    02:36 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I get more of a Gunsmith Cats vibe looking at that image.

    Give Azunyan a leather jacket, a CZ-75 airsoft, tuck up her twintails and I bet she could do a convincing Rally Vincent cosplay.

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    16:33 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh yeah I was thinking of old manga like that but I couldn't put my finger on it! It's kinda interesting how the art techniques have evolved for anime and manga over the years, they started rather similar, but now not so much so.

    Admittedly though that was not my first thought. I was INSTANTLY reminded of Outlaw Star when I saw this.

    Now that was a cool art style!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:47 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Recently, due to Christmas and stuff, I've been reminded of the War in the Pocket OVA. Mainly the ending,... ;_;

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:17 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    a) anime is already plural
    b) if gundam is the only 90s anime you think of when you see this, you fail

    plus you're surely fat and lonely

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    a) anime is a loan word, it can be used either way
    b) you're an idiot

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    Comment by Pandemonia
    05:06 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If it can be used as plural then it's fair to say it's plural. Animes, on the other hand, just sounds fucking retarded.

    Also cocks

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    Comment by MeganekkoAi
    19:33 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now if only the plot could get nineties-fied too....

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    Comment by Pandemonia
    05:07 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    my only complaint is that she has boobs there

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:26 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why are you looking for plot in a slice-of-life show...?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:16 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Azumanga pulled it off. Then again, Azuma can actually write decent characters worth a damn; I can't claim the same for the slacker who makes K-ON.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:05 23/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bizarrely enough, I thoroughly enjoyed Lucky Star and K-On! and thought that Azumanga Diaoh was way too childish...

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    Comment by Kusingia
    19:32 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now I will fap to this nice image of the K-ON cast.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:05 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    sooner or later i'll be hearing people who can fap to a stick girl drawing.. i really don't know if that's desperation anymore.. and Ritsu looks like a smiling monkey here, wth have they done to her?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    >sooner or later i'll be hearing people who can fap to a stick girl drawing..

    I take it you haven't read or watched Genshiken, then?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:16 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    People who can't fap to 2D characters have something wrong with their brains...

    EPIC TRUTH from Madarame...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:46 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh My Goddess OVA! was a 80s anime (1989) and the graphics and drawing was good and even better than the new and remade Oh My Goddess in my opinion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:51 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    4 years off, the first OH MY GODDESS OVA episode was sold in 1993. The manga had only just started in 1989.

    10:17 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    True that, the narrow foreheads are really turn-off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:54 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks like Slayers to me.

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    Comment by Ken
    22:50 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i tried but not working... need more filter

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:44 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    90...ah....those were some shitty years in my country...but I love the art stile.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:35 26/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly my thoughts too, dude. And the style WAS better. Aww...well, but it's futile to tell those kiddies today anyway all they see is "sum oldshit" and continue watching their naruto etc.

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    Comment by Sylar
    03:14 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are just nostalgic old fags. And sorry but no. That doesn't look better. Sometimes we have to appreciate the age we live.

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    Comment by Sylar
    06:43 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes i am. More doesn't always mean better. That more must be properly put in the image to look better and that's not the case here. Also some things need a simpler look for what they want to show. You can't make moe anime with very detail shading and lot's of other staff because the pic will become too serious and realistic.
    You can even draw animation with each frame having the art style of Mona Lisa but it won't be anime anymore, it would be something else no matter how well detailed it would be and lot's of us won't like it.
    If what you hate is moe in general then it's not the 21st century art that you hate but moe anime. Just watch something else like Texhnolyze, Hellsing or something else.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:53 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are implying that actual shading and lines is not better?

    I'm sorry, but moeblobs are just lazy looking. Like the artist was too skittish to finish the work himself and he's just leaving it for the fans to finish. Buncha bullshit.

    Make me some real art, like they used to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:14 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm anon from 22:35 and i agree with above anon but i wasn't even referring to the above picture, which may or may not be fitting. I'm not a nostalgiafaggot or so you are too: You can't deny the fact that something is lost since they don't use cels anymore. EVERYONE says that if they were born before '85. this has nothing to do with nostalgiafaggotry at all, it's just that a lot of kids those days can't or won't appreciate aome nice handycraft and are happy with their factory-produced anime where too often one chara looks exactly like the other. Of course some anime where mocked to use "stencils" even back then but there just were more diversity than today. Look at Lina Inverse, Gundam, Record of Lodoss War...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:24 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    >You are implying that actual shading and lines is not better?

    >I'm sorry, but moeblobs are just lazy looking. Like the artist was too skittish to finish the work himself and he's just leaving it for the fans to finish. Buncha bullshit.

    >Make me some real art, like they used to.

    Except this isn't representative of 90s style. As I said in my earlier post, the likes of Sailor Moon, Urusei Yatsura, and Ranma were. Most anime had the same approach as it is now (except for those 10 second detailed reaction faces that older action anime did a lot or some OVAs), and it didn't look anywhere near as good. When you compare TV anime especially, and even many OVAs and movies to many now, it's not close. Compare Minky Momo to Shugo Chara, Ranma 1/2 to Inuyasha 09 (comparing them since they're both Takahashi), Dragonball to One Piece and Dragon Ball Kai; The Getter Robos and GaoGaiGar to Gurren Lagann, GaoGaiGar Final, and New Getter Robo; Nausicaa and Kiki's Delivery Service to Howls Moving Castle and Spirited Away , Ghost in the Shell to Ghost in the Shell Innocence. The list can go on. What about the rage of style and animation (and the amount of animation) we have now? You would never see something like FLCL/Gurren Lagann/Dead Leaves, Mononoke, Mind Game, or Dennou Coil in the 80s. The problem with nostalgiafag arguments is that it is ALWAYS full of cherrypicking. They carefully select movies and OVAs, or screenshots from an anime and treat it as if it's representative of the anime and era.

    And no, shading lines does not mean superior. At the end of the day if you're lineart and coloring isn't good it doesn't matter how good your shading is anyway. This is just a style in itself (look at the Macross OVAs for instance which really pulled it off), which you use depending on the style you're going for. Anime--no--just art in general has pretty much always been this way. You don't want a cute light hearted slice of life anime like K-ON, Lucky Star, or Azumanga Daioh to have heavy shading. You put heavy shading in an anime like Hellsing.

    Cel animation is what I really loved about older anime art. At it's best, it's absolutely beautiful and digital animation hasn't been able to reproduce it's type of beauty yet. However, digital animation allows studios to produce high quality art even on smaller budgets (see SHAFT anime), and there is a lot more range of animation and art styles.

    I am fine with someone liking older anime art, but not when it is based on blatant nostalgiafaggotry/cherrypicking.




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