Finally got a chance to watch the second half of season 1 from Netflix's Saint Seiya.
The 3D is fine, the animation is okay enough (well, for the characters' movements, anyway), and the Silver Saints fights are a step up from the first half, but man, the entire sound department just decided to fuck off from the entire series. Only the opening and ending are good (opening is great), and everything else is ultra generic and has zero tension, rhythm, or impact. Garbage music, garbage sound effects.
The complete lack of visual effects around the characters (beside the fireballs) is just the last nail in the coffin. Moses' Kaitos Spouting Bomber is literally one still frame with generic music in the back and a balloon pop. Jamian's black wing coffin thing is literally one still frame of a pack of feathers on everybody's legs, the camera looks at something else for a second, and then another still shot of everyone completely engulfed in black feathers, with zero movement. It's one solid object, not a bunch of feathers gathering on the target.
edit- oh wait, the tension in the music gets better in the very last fight against Graad. Okay, that's better, but that's really late.
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Last Edit: February 08, 2020, 05:09:12 PM