Sep 24, 2021Liked by Animation Obsessive Staff

Fascinating! It’s hard to believe that these polished storyboards are first drafts. Are they?? Many also look like they’re in ink…quite humbling in any case.

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It really is wild! Not sure exactly how often Otomo did a rough pass on his boards before doing the final lines. On a few of these (especially Cannon Fodder) it seems impossible that he didn't! But most of the boards are a lot looser than the ones you see in Satoshi Kon's later work, where he'd draw roughs and then trace over them with final inks. So, it's a tough call.

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