Dragon Ball Super “Reusing Animations”




Controversy with the discovery that Dragon Ball Super‘s 97th episode (and its 98th episode preview) has been reusing animations from previous episodes in the series going back years, perhaps an inevitable occurrence considering the problems earlier on

Comparisons provided by one dedicated Twitter user, with the initial animation and its originating episode on the left and the copycat animation and its corresponding episode on the right:

















Whether or not the animators have become lazy or are simply trying to cut production costs (or in the most optimistic interpretation, are intent on homage), some fans have clearly shown dissatisfaction with such cheap handling of a legendary franchise…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    08:33 05/07/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    DB Super was garbage from the start, it doesn't get any better.

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    Comment by Mitchell
    10:25 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    True. The plot is terrible. And its stuck in the same old same old drag a easy thing across 10 episodes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:50 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Not too surprised. I think sports anime are the most obvious with it like Haikyuu and Kuroko no Basket. You can't tell me they don't make the exact same shots over and over again more so if it's a "signature move" or something. Granted, there's probably not as much room for variation in the sports genre.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    there are probably worse series where they not even change the background

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:11 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    For me Dragon ball was always my worst Anime style.

    Its just senseless fighting. What more can they do with a outdated style and concept!

    But the Koreans already work for penuts so why do this cheap trick! Peanuts attract monkeys!

    DB was always shallow in many ways.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:32 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not being animated in Korea. Nothing is animated in Korea. This meme probably got started when someone saw Korean names in some show's ending credits and then concluded it was all done by Koreans. So now everyone keeps saying anime is animated in Korea. I even saw a guy claim Youjo Senki was animated in Vietnam, because there were Vietnamese names in the credits (they were for the background paintings).

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:22 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Even the original DB, DBZ and GT reused animation all the time. This shit ain't nothing new to animation in general, unless you're one of those weebs who think anime and especially fucking Toei doesn't cut corners or go "fuck it".

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:39 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    who the fak cares, DB ended after cell for me.

    after that point, its shit

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    Comment by Ifr22k
    23:33 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah honestly, they should have probably quit while they were ahead. After that point, it would've just been logical to say "They're the strongest, there isn't anyone left to fight."

    With a little creativity, they could've ended by making DB like One Punch Man, but in the past.

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    Comment by Tube Worm
    10:23 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    NO! This is completely new to anime. Why, this has never been done, before, ever. Shame on you! How is it to put a weekly show out while keeping production cost down. Come on guys.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:02 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I mean while it's a common DBS overdoes it while rarely ever producing great content. SO yeah they are keeping production cost down, but when will we see a good scene from all those cut corners? I dare say we having seen one in almost 100 episodes .

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:36 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If this is going to be a thing, I'd very much rather have 24 episode seasons than this trash. At least that might give them incentive to actually move on with the damn story.

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    Comment by MARl0
    23:33 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why is this news? This has always been common practice in anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:16 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    In a anime of long duration, if you want scenes like that "freezer/goku punching" you must save time and money from somewhere, and this episode was that "somewhere".

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:13 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn the DB hate is strong in SanCom even for the old DBZ. It was never perfect and its not even trying to be. Theres no such thing as a perfect anime. Not Shingeki no Kyojin or One Piece or One Punch Man or Sword Art Online. Some people just need to learn to take what they can get or make the damn thing themselves

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:15 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    should be a good thing if they use the scenes from the opening, mean that jiren fight is gonna be good

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    07:36 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wasabout to say c'mon, but I forget DBZ fags are gonna buy the blu ray set .Even if goes full CG like Berserk.

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    02:32 06/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, it's as if anime industry hasn't already used this practice for ages!

    Not every company can be KyoAni or UFOtable with high end budgets for a single season about 2 years in between each other.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:19 06/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cool! Maybe Super Kami Guru and Tao Pai Pai will make an appearance in the near future.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:34 08/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think almost anyone watching anime in a free online streaming. So stop complaining they were never had a good profit making animešŸ˜¬

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:10 08/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    - Copy paste frames.
    - Change background.
    - Recolors.
    - Profit!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:59 06/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    And this, is one of the many reasons why I just dropped that anime and ain't planning to continue it in the future.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:18 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is weird but not that big of a deal, personally i haven't really noticed, and unless it becomes very frequent and i start to recognize them, then becomes a problem.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:53 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    To be fair a lot of the fights this episode was filler with unnamed unimportant fodder since it is a battle royal with 80 fighters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:21 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    as long as there is something to whine about, people will do it. I personally don't care about some of those animation reuses. At least the background and few minor changes were added.

    Anyway, whatever truly unsatisfactory scene may be improved on the BD release, though I doubt I'll watch it again, if there is no new content.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:07 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, and then these people who cries about this reuse of animations, are watchers of magical girl animes where the five minute long transformation scenes are reused on every single episode.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:07 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Figure they might be having their top-tier animators working on better fight scenes for later episodes?

    That said, only two reasons exist as to why they'd reuse animations. Either they're limited on production costs (which is unlikely, considering this is a huge franchise with a metric fuckton of merchandise), or they're saving several episodes worth of production costs for the upcoming Goku vs Jiren fight, plus whatever other major fights have been planned out for the tournament.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:25 05/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Dragon Ball Super is just one of many, many shows that Toei animation works on. This isn't a studio with perhaps three or four shows. That being said, budgets are going to be spread thin and animation is going to be reused and look sparse quite often. It's been seen in Sailor Moon Crystal, One Piece, and Saint Seiya just to name a few. The studio just likes to work cheap when possible.

    Comment by Anonymous

    It IS because it is a huge franchise that some beancounter somehwere says "let's save money by re-using animation and find out how much we can get away with before fans stop buying the shit we make".

    Comment by Anonymous

    These animators are destroying a masterpiece. From season 1 nothing but complaints from fans and even Akira himself. So sad to see this happen to the series

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:55 05/07/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    recycling animation has been around for decades. don't act like this is a new phenomenon.

    Comment by Anonymous


    Recycling animations are used for a reason, Like sailormoon transformations and attacks.

    But using recycle animations like fight scenes are inexcusable and lazy. Pls stop defending your fevorite anime

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