Hey Oxob3000 :)
Overall, this was good. It could be better, but that doesn't mean I think it's bad at all. I understand why people are saying you used the Dragonball sound clips too much. But personally I didn't mind that aspect of it. I fucking love DBZ and Dragonball. (what the heck is a GT?) Anyway, I haven't seen the two original animations you used for this, so I'm basing my review only on what you created.
The music is nice. Is it from DBZ as well? It kind of sounds like it. I would like for it to have been something a little heavier, grittier maybe. But the music you used blends pretty smoothly with the animation. Speaking of the animation, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice colors, great fire and lightning effects, and above average camera movement. Sometimes you'll see animations where the camera just pans around seemingly at random, and it makes you feel nauseous. But you did a good job.
One thing I'm curious about is why you didn't finish the fight between FoxnQ and Oxobmaru. Does that fight reach it's conclusion in another animation somewhere? Does it have something to do with the two original animations? The fact that their fight didn't finish makes it seem out of place in the bigger picture. It was cool, though.
The only real complaint I have is about the plot. The main fight between the red guy and the black/white guy. Sure, it's cliche. But honestly who cares? There's nothing wrong with cliche. The problem I had was that you rushed it. I know you understand good story telling. It's apparent in the way you told the story, even if it was cliche. Maybe you were on a deadline when you made this for stickpage, I don't know. Maybe you were just focused on the fast paced action of the battle, and didn't realize you were keeping up that fast pace during the 'it's no use' scene, where he finds his true power.
Even in what some would consider "just a silly stick animation", a scene like that is supposed to draw you in, and make you resonate with the characters' emotions. You have to be more effective at setting the mood. Whether that means using different music, or changing the animation style, or whatever it is you have to do to get the feeling across. You got the point across just fine, just not the feeling. It made sense, but lacked emotion. Mostly because that particular scene felt like you were trying to get through it as fast as possible.
Again, overall I found this to be worth watching. I would not consider it a waste of anyone's time. It isn't perfect, but it is entertaining, and shows potential.
I agree on every point. And yes, I was on a time limit. I was planning on having the emotional moment happen later in the animation for it to synch better with the music, and also to add alot more special effects. But even with what I managed to make, I had to work to the very last day of the deadline to get this finished.
As for the FoxnQ vs Oxobmaru fight, it was animated by Kidkei who made a guest appearence. He had free hands to make what ever he wanted and it was pretty much just to add to the length of the animation. (And also, these two characters do fight eachother in another animation I made a few years back ;) )
Thanks for the review! <3
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