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Old 2012-10-06, 23:07   Link #88
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Originally Posted by Marcus H. View Post
A-1 is the main studio, am I right, so this shift to the "stronger" studio should improve the quality of the second season, especially with Aniplex's more direct involvement in the project (accdg to relentlessflame's analysis).
Well, I don't know if it's stronger or weaker necessarily. The way an anime turns out has as much (if not more) to do with the key staff than it does just strictly with the studio on the label, particularly with a studio like A-1 that outsources a lot of its work.

People sometimes think that the company with the "Animation Production" credit means that all the show's animators are inside their offices in like one giant room doing all the drawings week after week or something, but really it just means that the planning meetings happen at their boardroom table, and that they manage the contracts and the funds. The actual work could be done by anyone, anywhere. (When you look at the credits, you'll usually see tons of names that don't actually work for the company with the production credits.) So it could very well be that the same teams that animated the first season will animate the second season, just that the budget, contracts, and coordination will all be handled by Aniplex at A-1.

In other words, we really don't know what sort of impact this will have yet. Time will tell.
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