The debut episode of Golden Kamuy has proven popular for all the wrong reasons as the online masses criticized the series for the laughably bad CG used to depict a bear, stirring up so much controversy that it even garnered a response from the anime’s director.
The agonizingly poor CG bear, which may even be worse than the art and animation of Berserk 2016:
In comparison to the manga, the bears are highly detailed to the point that they stand out from all the other art (and certainly resemble a stock asset lifted from somewhere…):
Some of the criticism and memes online that the anime has suffered:
So overblown was the internet’s reaction that the anime’s director, Hitoshi Nanba, had to issue a statement to quell the masses, claiming that the CGI was used to give the bears a different “presence” and because mimicking the art of the manga was just too taxing: