I was in a mall earlier and in my natural habitat, which is in front of a computer. The PC wasn’t up to today’s gaming standards, so I contented myself to go video-hopping in YouTube.
It didn’t take long for me to run into a sakuga (key animator) MAD. At first I thought it was an ordinary MAD, but the clips shown belonged to unrelated anime, the only common factor being that they all contained some high-quality animation scenes.
I kept watching a few more, and got hooked. When these MAD makers take out the sound and replace it with songs of their choosing, my brain processes the visuals and sounds separately, so I can focus more on the animation detail. It’s a wonderful learning tool, and I can use it to discover shows I’ve never seen or heard.
Maybe I should acquaint myself with more of these wonderful key animators. If I could watch anime for the seiyuu, I could definitely watch them for the sakuga. This is all in view with my “broadening perspectives” philosophy.
Oh, and here’s the video in question. I didn’t know Pretty Cure looked this good!