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Trilby

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I noticed someone did this, over 4 hours worth of Cartoon Network's "Night of the Vampire Robots" marathon from 1995! It starts towards the end of Robot Carnival, moves through Vampire Hunter D and finishes up with Twilight of the Cockroaches, complete with original commercial breaks and all! Here's a chance to sample the glory days of this network!
 

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Holy shit!

So when I was like 3-5, I was at my friends place for New Years with my family, I kinda wander off by myself and saw this weird cartoon that was on one of the TVs. It was way different than other cartoons I’d seen, really dark and seemed a lot more serious. It actually kinda freaked me out, but it kept holding my attention despite only being able to watch parts of it(because I felt like I was gonna get in trouble for watching it, so I’d change the channel real fast when someone came to check on me). Once I was older, I realized it had been some kind of anime, but I never remembered the name, nor did I really remember enough of the plot to track it down.

But just now on YouTube I clicked an anime short film at random and recognized it as part of what I’d seen. Robot Carnival.

No joke, this thing has been in the back of my mind for almost my whole life. It’s a weird feeling finally finding out what it was.
 
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Trilby

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Holy shit!

So when I was like 3-5, I was at my friends place for New Years with my family, I kinda wander off by myself and saw this weird cartoon that was on one of the TVs. It was way different than other cartoons I’d seen, really dark and seemed a lot more serious. It actually kinda freaked me out, but it kept holding my attention despite only being able to watch parts of it(because I felt like I was gonna get in trouble for watching it, so I’d change the channel real fast when someone came to check on me). Once I was older, I realized it had been some kind of anime, but I never remembered the name, nor did I really remember enough of the plot to track it down.

But just now on YouTube I clicked an anime shirt film at random and recognized it as part of what I’d seen. Robot Carnival.

No joke, this thing has been in the back of my mind for almost my whole life. It’s a weird feeling finally finding out what it was.
Robot Carnival, it brings people together!
 
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Does anyone know the term for when an episode ends on a single frame and its shading and coloring suddenly becomes a lot more detailed? Kinda like this:

Thank you for the replies in advance!
 
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Does anyone know the term for when an episode ends on a single frame and its shading and coloring suddenly becomes a lot more detailed? Kinda like this:

That's a really good question and I don't know the answer but I can tell you that Urusei Yatsura episodes often ended the exact same way and both that show and Yu Yu Hakusho are from Studio Pierrot so it could be their signature end frame flair.

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It lingers on that orange-tinted shot of their hands entwined for a couple of seconds, though, technically, there's one more zoom-out shot in the same general heavily-shaded style.

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The style could be emulating how the art gets a little more detailed when there's a full-colour splash page or two in the manga.
 

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That's a really good question and I don't know the answer but I can tell you that Urusei Yatsura episodes often ended the exact same way and both that show and Yu Yu Hakusho are from Studio Pierrot so it could be their signature end frame flair.

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It lingers on that orange-tinted shot of their hands entwined for a couple of seconds, though, technically, there's one more zoom-out shot in the same general heavily-shaded style.

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The style could be emulating how the art gets a little more detailed when there's a full-colour splash page or two in the manga.
Yeah, stuff like this was especially popular with shows form the '80s and '90s, like Dragon Ball and Ginga Nagareboshi Gin.

It's a thing Osamu Dezaki created, I don't know if it has an official name per say, but TV Tropes calls it a "Pastel-Chalked Freeze Frame". More than a few anime do it, G Gundam for instance, does it at the end of every episode.

I often heard "Postcard Memories" as another term for this as well.

Thank you so much, both of you! It's always nice when you get to learn something new on the Farms!
 
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Does anyone know the term for when an episode ends on a single frame and its shading and coloring suddenly becomes a lot more detailed? Kinda like this:
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Thank you for the replies in advance!
The use of this style in Kill la Kill is addressed in this documentary. They refer to it as "an old manga kind of feel" and "an old-fashioned, Shouwa Era anime style". You rarely see it nowadays, unfortunately.


 
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The use of this style in Kill la Kill is addressed in this documentary. They refer to it as "an old manga kind of feel" and "an old-fashioned, Shouwa Era anime style". You rarely see it nowadays, unfortunately.


Thank you so much, for sharing your knowledge as well as that video, love learning new stuff here! And yeah, I'd also like to see this technique make a return. The most recent example I can think of is episode 126 of DBS, which is pretty fitting considering the retro\nostalgic vibe of the show:
 

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Thank you so much, for sharing your knowledge as well as that video, love learning new stuff here! And yeah, I'd also like to see this technique make a return. The most recent example I can think of is episode 126 of DBS, which is pretty fitting considering the retro\nostalgic vibe of the show:
Besides Kill la Kill, another more recent anime I can think of that used this technique a lot is Hunter x Hunter 2011, maybe as an homage to Yu Yu Hakusho. But even that finished airing in 2014 which was a while ago.

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Besides Kill la Kill, another more recent anime I can think of that used this technique a lot is Hunter x Hunter 2011, maybe as an homage to Yu Yu Hakusho. But even that finished airing in 2014 which was a while ago.

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Oh yeah, both anime adaptations of Hunter X Hunter are incredible (well, beside the Greed Island OVAs). A tribute to Yu Yu Hakusho would make tons of sense, seeing as both YYH and HXH were created by Yoshihiro Togashi. I wonder if it's slowly time to start adapting the rest of the manga to animation, even though it's still far from being finished as far as I can remember.
 

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Oh yeah, both anime adaptations of Hunter X Hunter are incredible (well, beside the Greed Island OVAs). A tribute to Yu Yu Hakusho would make tons of sense, seeing as both YYH and HXH were created by Yoshihiro Togashi. I wonder if it's slowly time to start adapting the rest of the manga to animation, even though it's still far from being finished as far as I can remember.
It's hard to say if the HxH anime will ever come back. We're getting closer to the 10th year anniversary for the 2011 anime which is crazy. Togashi said in an interview that fans can consider the place where the 2011 anime finished to be the ending of the series, what he is doing in the manga right now is more of an epilogue of sorts I suppose where he can explore more crazy ideas. I think it's for the best if we assume it won't return. It will be great if it does, but right now there's not that much incentive considering whenever new manga volumes release, they fairly consistently sell 1 million copies, I don't think anything else besides new One Piece volumes manage to achieve that at the moment.

So, uh....that ending of the latest chapter of ChainsawMan....wow.
What the fuck.
 
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Found out yesterday there was an OVA that came out in the early 90's all about a dog's love for the master's daughter that goes beyond simple petting!

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Would you believe it's on YouTube as we speak?
 
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Found out yesterday there was an OVA that came out in the early 90's all about a dog's love for the master's daughter that goes behind simple petting!

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Would you believe it's on YouTube as we speak?
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Lmao I saw this three years ago, then I "recommended" it to someone, and it broke them. It's bit of an in-joke between us.
 

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So, uh....that ending of the latest chapter of ChainsawMan....wow.
Never even heard of that manga before you comment. Checked out the first chapter, and I have to say I'm hooked. Thanks!

Found out yesterday there was an OVA that came out in the early 90's all about a dog's love for the master's daughter that goes behind simple petting!

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Would you believe it's on YouTube as we speak?
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Poor Rin Tin Tin deserves better than to have degeneracy like this named after him.

It's hard to say if the HxH anime will ever come back. We're getting closer to the 10th year anniversary for the 2011 anime which is crazy. Togashi said in an interview that fans can consider the place where the 2011 anime finished to be the ending of the series, what he is doing in the manga right now is more of an epilogue of sorts I suppose where he can explore more crazy ideas. I think it's for the best if we assume it won't return. It will be great if it does, but right now there's not that much incentive considering whenever new manga volumes release, they fairly consistently sell 1 million copies, I don't think anything else besides new One Piece volumes manage to achieve that at the moment.
Holy Hell, 2021 really is less than 2 years away, isn't it? That's crazy. But yeah, recent HXH really feels like a sand box of world building and political intrigue rather than a hero's journey type of tale. At the very least it was hinted that Gon might be able to find something on the dark continent that could restore his connection to his nen, so there's always a slight chance Togashi might put some more focus back on him in the future.
 
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Poor Rin Tin Tin deserves better that to have degeneracy like this named after him.
That is true. Yet there's a part of me that finds it funny such a thing exists at all, and came out at the right time and place for it (in Japan of course). The OVA boom seemed to had given the green light to any project big or small that didn't fit the normal channels at all based on demographics or content, and very often small manga titles like this managed to find producers ready to splurged where they felt necessary. Kennel Tokorozawa is a good example of that excess.
 

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That is true. Yet there's a part of me that finds it funny such a thing exists at all, and came out at the right time and place for it (in Japan of course). The OVA boom seemed to had given the green light to any project big or small that didn't fit the normal channels at all based on demographics or content, and very often small manga titles like this managed to find producers ready to splurged where they felt necessary. Kennel Tokorozawa is a good example of that excess.
Oh, certainly! It's really weird how tonally it feels like your typical teen-oriented, ecchi laden romantic comedy anime, like it almost feels like it would've been less weird if the creators would've owned up to it and went full hentai.

Come to think of it, when dealing with ecchi stuff in material aimed at teenagers, it can be tricky to make it so it feels like it was honestly made to entertain teens struggling with their hormones instead of it feeling like some creep's self-gratification disguised as teen fiction. I think early Dragon Ball and Ranma 1/2 are pretty great examples of doing it right. To my 10-12 year old self at least both shows felt like they were directly catering to me, without the creepy afterthought of "the sickos who had drawn these probably got off on it".
 
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