Thread dedicated to the great Osamu Dezaki. Starting his career notably as an animator for Astro Boy, Dezaki made his claim after directing the Ashita no Joe anime. In it he defined much of what would become his signature style, which he would continue to develop throughout his future works. Many aspects of his style became defining tropes of anime. For example, his famous freeze frame technique, known as a postcard memory (pics related) has become a staple of anime. If you want more examples of tropes he started I recommend watching Ashita no Joe. IPs he has directed include: Golgo 13, Black Jack, Space Cobra, Lupin III, Aim for the Ace, Moomin, The Roses of Versailles, and more. Without Dezaki the golden age of anime, that this board relates to, would not have existed as it did.14 posts omitted. Click reply to view.
Oh, I see. That makes it simple then.I really digged the artstyle
Just finished Black Jack fucking amazing. To be honest I will always pegged Dezaki as a hack fraud (maybe too strong a word) who we pretend it was good despite some very obvious amateurish qualities to his work. For example the sound design where he would just play the main theme at random intervals in the episode and it gets really annoying after a while, or the awkward dramatic timings with an episode having multiple climaxes and awkawrd cuts and scenes not flowing together well.I tolerated it in Joe because of the source material and Cobra is light hearted fun, but it was hard to stomach on shows that tried to be serious. But I am glad to report that there's none of that in Black Jack, this is Dezaki perfected, everything at the utmost professional standard, excellent drama with a great sense of pacing and every scene plays together well, all accompanied by some of the best art you'll see in anime. Highly recommend for all Dezaki fans
I figure this is a decent thread for this. I finished Joe 2 the other day, and I've been thinking about it a bit. What do you think of the ending? At first I was a bit disappointed, but after thinking about it, it's probably the best possible ending.
It's the only way it could've ended for me. Hey hey hey blues....
Was hoping to see Joe find completion, but honestly I think it was the only completion a character like him could get. It's kind of sad I think after Rikishi's death he was suicidal and remained that way.