I try so hard and got so far
You just gotta admire shoestring budget animes, not only animation is ridiculously difficult but when you barely have the resources to put something together it takes a passionate and dedicated team to sit down and see it through, case in point the 97 Berserk adaption is mostly just stills slowly panned and conversations in 3 frames but you can feel the love, they could not show a lot but whatever was on screen they made sure to look as good as possible. Shame it's the only adaptation though, i wonder what wonderful animation we could get with the wonders of modern technology.
The 97 Berserk anime was also helped with a fantastic sountrack. The music and atmosphere made up for the lack of frames. Not the only adaptation though, the golden age arc has 3 movies by Madhouse which are pretty good and the 2016 anime which is fully cg and might possibly be the worst looking anime ever made so that one is better to skip.
Lots of newer shows have great animation and production value, theres still a lot of good sakuga but i still liked the old anime aesthetically, i like the boldness and contrast of the character designs. I think theres also the low fi effect, same thing that happened with nes and snes game sprites, they used to look a lot smother on low res blurry crts and the color paletes were more washed out but the same thing in full hd doesn't translate as well and looks kind of uncanny and weird.
i could take it or leave it but is a catchy tuneUgh, nothing kills my nostalgia quicker than a Modern Talking song.
That would be impossible as it would mean animation as a whole dying as the principles and technique are mostly the same despite the medium, even 3d movies start as 2d animation but things like digital coloring, post production on after fx and cgi included does affect the overall feel of the final product but as far as the actual animation goes , how things move, theres still a lot of really good quality. In early 00s still was a bit akward when technology wasn't as intuitive and pcs were not as good they did cut a lot of corners in design and lines became thicker with less weight variation, they used more tweens , characters became less expressive and stuff like that, i think they figure the digital drawing part a lot better although cgi still looks wonky most of the times. ut even well animated recent shows draw me less than that specific era of anime, just a personal style preferenceand as time goes on the skills for traditional animation will be lost entirely. that's actually why the simpsons went digital, the schools weren't producing new animators with the necessary skills for that anymore.
In the case of the simpsons i believe is animated in South Korea, lots of anime is outsourced there too as well as ton of other western shows, they have plenty of talent in that area. The studio probably figure out it was easier and cheaper to streamline the animation process and make more like hannah barbera style, better for production lines in the long run and reduces possible inconvenients at the expense of spontaneity . The first couple seasons of the simpsons are a blast though, lots of really funny smears and weird still frames, apparently they suffered a lot with communication across continents and thats why its such a mess with saturated colors and inconsistencies.
Btw, if you google you can find the King of the hill "bible", the manual they use to tell south koreans what they can and can`t do and is soul crushingly autistic lol. Mike Judge basically told them it can't possibly look like a cartoon ever.
GT is not the most beloved saga but production wise it was awesome, i really loved the designs and how dynamic the animation felt in that show. I will also love all those grungy movies from that time, even the same ones that used to scare the crap out of me as a kid.GT was the most strikingly-different Dragon Ball had ever looked at the time until digital animation kicked in, and that's why Super looks as modern as it does. There's still a bit of a '90s appearance to it, but it's been overtaken by the look of the 2010s that if it wasn't for the iconic character designs, you might not've been able to realize you're watching a Dragon Ball production at first.
Back then even shoujo looked bold and dynamic, but now even shonen styles look like k-on, all rounded and cutesy, just trends of the times i guess but at least we will always have Escaflowne *sips monster* .