Originally Posted by jlazar
With a lot of 4-panel manga being turned into anime lately, a thought crossed my mind:
Do you think that during early production of the anime, they cut up the original manga strips and then lay them out on a bulletin board like storyboards?
It would seem (to me) this would be a good way to see what gags from each strip would go together into a single episode and how to pace the available strips out over the planned number of episodes.
Many parts of the Hetalia
manga are drawn in the 4-koma or so-called story 4-koma style. I have seen and read the e-conte
=drawing+continuity.) for the Hetalia
anime. The storyboards for Hetalia
are not the original manga strips which were cut up. They are drawings drawn by the director. It seems that the director consulted the Hetalia
manga for mise en scène, though. In fact, he said that he brought the flavour of the storyboards close to that of the Hetalia
Speaking of manga and storyboards, as to a manga artist's having trouble with drawing storyboards for an anime, Shirow Masamune, who co-directed Black Magic M-66
, wrote an article about it.
Shirow Masamune wrote:
今後若干は現れるであろう僕同様の「ド素人であるにもかかわらずコンテを描きたい誰かさん」の為に書いて おく。まったく手を出さないで観客の１人になるか、あるいは最低限原画をこなせる能力を十分身につけてから 手を出すか、２ツに１ツをお推めする。