Ok, so I’m many months late on this rant, but anyway.
13 years ago, Madhouse animated Tetsuwan Birdy. This is what it looked like:
This year, in 2009, A1 Pictures animated Tetsuwan Birdy DECODE 2. This is what it looks like:
Ok, so it’s a 13-ep series vs an OVA. Madhouse vs A1. Digital techniques vs traditional handrawn techniques. And admittedly DECODE didn’t look that bad consistently, I just picked on it at a low point. BUT STILL! We are regressing unacceptably!
Whatever that sorry excuse for an image is, it’s atrocious.
(No, “artistic direction” is not a valid excuse.)