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Which anime have the best "pacing"?

Every time I hear about an anime having shit or decent pacing, but never above that.
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Because then it's not noteworthy to whomever is not posting.
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Eden of the East had fantastic pacing. And cinematic timing. Shame about the movies though.
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>>100864019
I thought Dennou Coil had really excellent pacing for a series. Also Disappearance felt incredibly well paced.
It's hard to place what the "best" paced anime is, since it feels wrong to include episodic shows.
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>>100864019
It's all opinion. I thought Serial Experiment Lain had excellent pacing, but for a lot of people it was way too slow. I think I just prefer slower pacing, Anathem and the Baroque Cycle were perfect in my eyes.
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Because it's /a/.
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>>100864019
Haruhi 2009, dbz,
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Berserk
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Nagi is airing right now and has great pacing.
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>>100864019
Generally shit that was actually planned out before they started.
In my opinion Katanagatari had pretty good pacing, but it's pretty episodic.
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Because /a/ is full of retards using buzzwords, most have no idea about pacing and think there's only one pace that has to fit all. It's rather complex, but it's tempting to just throw some such words out there when you wanna seem more knowledgeable than when only writing "the show is shit!"
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>>100865495
this is what I was going to say, NNA has great pacing

maybe okada can write
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>>100864019
Pacing is a non-issue when it's done right, but a big issue when it's done wrong. Each viewer has their own idea of how fast or slow things in an anime should play out, meaning that good and bad pacing are relative.

It's also a bigger issue for some than others. The same way /a/nons have tolerances for moe, fanservice, plot holes, and asspulls. An anime with less than desired pacing will bug some anons more than others.

Not giving recommendations because you have to make up your own mind if you like an anime's pace or not.
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LoGH manages to be interesting every episode, for 110 episodes. That's a huge feat.
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Nanoha A's
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I never understand when people whine about bad pacing. Take S;G for an example. Whenever someone here is dissing it, they always mention the "horrible pacing". So, it doesn't have a steady suspense curve so you can always know what to expect? Well buckle up son, because here's ten or so episodes of their calm, happy lives that are absolutely laden with foreshadowing, for the purpose of creating emotional investment in the characters and to build up a shock when shit finally hits the fan.

I don't think I've ever had a problem with a show that's something like "poor pacing". It's always about what the director wants you to experience, and if you can't handle that then I suggest you do something about that attention span.
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none because all anime has terrible writing

they are conceptually sound, but the minute they even try to thresh out the narrative everything goes to hell
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>>100865377
>dbz
Don't confuse good pacing with idiotically slow pacing.
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>>100867120
You can also say the same about Major for all it's 160 episodes.
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>>100867280
If what the directors offers doesn't fit the premise, theme, plot etc of the anime, I have the right to post complaining about it in /a/
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>>100867280
Why are people not allowed to prefer different things than you? Why is it that they have a "short attention span" instead?
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I remember Code Geass being pretty good for pacing.
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Psycho Pass is pretty good at pacing, especially after the Spooky Boogie arc.
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Tengen Toppa, FullMetal Brotherhood, Eureka Seven and Jojo Bizarre's Adventure.
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>>100867540
Because they drop shows that they deem boring before having seen it all, despite the obvious foreshadowing to that something big will happen. That means they have a short attention span. They picked it up for a reason.

What I said had admittedly much to do with the example I gave.
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>>100864019
Code Geass

That was a masterpiece.
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>>100867956
Maybe you have short attention span for differentiating people.
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>>100867956
No, a short attention span refers to how long someone can do something before getting distracted. Not finding something interesting isn't the same as "getting distracted". That the show might foreshadow at something bigger doesn't mean the person would be interested in that either, nor does it obligate them to continue with something they dislike in the event that they might. They can fully say that the portion they watched was too boring for them, and in doing so not indicate the length of their attention span whatsoever.
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Texhnolyze
>inb4 someone posts that obvious b8 comic

every episode marked the story moving one step closer to oblivion
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>>100868355
I like your taste. It's certainly one of the few anime where the narrative's constantly progressing, even with the early episodes that people disparage for being slow (but this just seems to be a complaint for there being little dialogue which doesn't necessarily equate to having slow/bad pacing) -- in fact, those episodes deliver quite a lot of information without having to resort to obnoxious infodumps.
I believe in that interview with ABe and Ueda, the latter kinda emphasizes the first half of the show being dedicated to giving us a feel for Lux and its characters, while the second half delves into the real 'meat' of the series.
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Honestly, Pacing is one of the most necessary elements of an enjoyable anime. Next to characterization and Setting/Backdrop, It's arguably the primary factor in determining whether or not an anime gets dropped. However, unlike Characters and Settings, you're less likely to know of its pacing before you pick it up, which you can tell nigh immediately with characters and settings.

Good pace leaves you wanting, but doesn't feel as though it NEEDED more time. Just, that more time would be acceptable with this cast, in this setting, doing this plot.

In this way, I feel most strongly about the Monogatari series, particularly Bakemonogatari and Monogatari Series Second Season. By the same coin, though acceptable, I felt Nisemonogatari and Nekomonogatari suffered due to pacing, as though I was expecting the pace from Bake- to carry into them, I felt let down that it was not happening as quickly, with as much development: the characters were already in place, at this point I was no longer having fast paced introductions. In fact, the pace had turned: I now had slower, less introduction and more exposition. As well, the action in Nisemonogatari especially suffered from this, because unlike the "2/3/4/5 episodes, with resolution", it felt like "lets take 5/6 episodes, and do nothing with them"

But your mileage may vary. It's a subjective thing and not everyone's Pacing tastes are the same, after all. I just feel Monogataris are an excellent example, due to their swift change
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>>100864019
It's just a word people throw to justify calling something they don't like bad or shit. Most people don't actually care about it.
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>>100864019
What do people think of the Bog Arc's pacing?
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>>100869302
They hate it
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>>100864019
After watching Bakemonogatari, everything became too fast paced. It's actually hard for me to choose which anime is enjoyable for me right now because of that.

Like "Date a live", holy fuck that first episode is too fucking fast. dropped
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Madoka hit everything perfectly in terms of pacing. Episodes 1 and 2 included, even if they are less popular.
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Madoka.
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well i think gurren lagann has good pacing for an action show.

what made the pacing good to me was how the show was based around escalation and how it steadily creeped from "huh they're fighting in faces" to "holy shit they're pushing the moon"

most of the in-between fight dialogs gave good backstory and context to shit actually happening that these fights had more meaning towards them



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