Since ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’ was released, the constant when it comes to praising the anime has always been the spectacular animation of Ufotable. Because even if Tanjiro’s story doesn’t completely hook you, it cannot be denied that visually the series is a real joy.
The ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba: Infinite Train” movie raised the bar a bit more, and the studio has already gotten out of its skin with the start of the season… But maybe it’s been setting the bar too high for the fans .
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Meeting expectations is not easy
Although the third season of ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’ is looking spectacular, the most recent chapter It has given a lot to talk about in networks due to the “bad CGI” of a specific scene. During the chapter we can see a confrontation against a giant fish-demon, and many fans have not liked the finish.
“Holy bitch, this is worse than I imagined“, he reacted a fan on Twitter, with others commenting along the lines of “this is the first time I’ve seen Ufotable animate something so bad” or “this is why you should never use CGI in an anime”.
It’s not like it’s the first time the studio has used CGI either, and in fact it uses it quite often in settings like Muzan’s Infinite Dimensional Fortress. And the truth is that this fish-demon is not that different from other CGI characters we’ve seen either (like Enmu’s final form in the Infinity Train Arc), with the kind of shading and a matching filter that has already been used several times in the anime.
The problem, as other fans point out, is that the CGI looks out of place in a scene done in 2D animation… although it definitely looks better than other recent anime we’ve seen that don’t fare as well. “If you think this is bad CGI in a 2D anime, you’re dead,” another fan said to defend the studio.
Part of the complaints have also come because the rest of the chapter has been wonderful and Ufotable is showing off more and more with animation... so the regular parts unfortunately maybe more noticeable if we start to compare
Personally, I think the CGI is a bit out of place because it contrasts too much with the 2D style. But still, neither the CGI animation is bad, nor is it so disastrous that it ruins the sequence. Until now the consensus had always been that Ufotable’s animation was outstanding and the biggest driver of ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’ but maybe he has set the bar too high for his fansor that they have to sharpen everything when it comes to their favorite anime.
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