Today I want to focus on something fun and good, since I don’t want to leave this 12 day challenge with a sad list of the worst shows of 2017, also it’s Christmas! Hope you all had a good time, since nobody bothers to read blogs on Christmas right? I don’t really know but I hope you’re having a good time anyway, I know for a fact that I won’t even be thinking about this but oh well!
My favourite art style is from a show called Kaiji and it’s unconventional to say the least. The first season of Kaiji is only in 480p but I’ve never seen any show look so good in 720p once season 2 dropped!
The outlines for these characters are sharp and ridged, which I really like. While the extremely soft visuals of most modern shows are ok, I don’t like how they can blend into each other or how the colours don’t stand out very well.
Potentially the reason for this is that soft visuals don’t look good on my laptop, when I compare it to my phone there is a huge difference, which is annoying since having this art style as my favourite is kind of my fault. This is actually a problem with my screen since when I use a HDMI cable to show it on the TV it looks great. So maybe this should be about the anime that I’d like to watch most on my laptop, yeah, that’s a good thing to end the challenge on.
Even if other art styles might look better on different screens it doesn’t stop Kaiji’s art style from being iconic, I didn’t even have to look up the original manga artist when I saw Akagi because I was sure it was the same. These sharp yet more deformed characters represent the harsh world of kaiji and stand out in contrast to the backgrounds.
There you go, I don’t want to keep you too much, go ahead and enjoy your day! Also don’t get me wrong, there are many other styles I like.