Disk Wars: Avengers Episode #49 - Animator's Corner
The presence of such a twenty-seven key animators and three sub-contracting studios leads me to think each of the three animation supervisors are from said sub-contracting studios. I can't tell if the heightened number of key animators is because this episode is hideously rushed or if because Series Director Komura Toshi'aki was able to wrangled up a higher number of staff than usual to increase the quality of the usual episode.Episode 49 information (2015-03-11)
Saito Atsuko Matsumoto Masayo Kim Myoung-sim
Yoshida Kosuke Yamada Shinya Sato Michio Iida Hiroyoshi Ishii Kazuhiko Saito Atsuko Takeuchi Kazumasa Taniguchi Shigenori Tamai Shiho Masuda Yuichiro Yagi Genki Yokote Hiroto Yoshida Hajime Wada Shinichi Jang Jae-yong Kim Soo-ho Park Sun-kyung Kim Myoung-sim Fujita Kazuyuki Okumura Shiro Kohara Kazuhiro Morishima Koichi Imamaki Chiyo Takarai Shunsuke Matsuo Nobuyuki Tomiyoshi Koki Takahashi Sanae Namu Animation Seigasha Nakamura Production
The storyboard from Episode Director Iwamoto Yasuo was...really nothing special. Those layouts during the scenes of Dormmamu speaking to the citizens of Earth were simply atrocious. Perhaps that was to make things easy for bad animators?
Doctor Strange gives the lowdown on Dormmamu to the Avengers and Fury. Doctor Akatsuki arrives on the scene and hooks Fury up to a machine. Fury has a bio-code installed in him that allows him to D-Smash, too. This is a special D-Smash that releases the Avengers and the second heroes from the DISKs completely!
Doctor Akatsuki tells Akira and the others they can't go out to fight. Captain American tries to defend their rights, but the good doctor sticks firm. The kids are forced to return to their normal lives while the Avengers return to their usual activities as heroes. During lunch the Chris and the others overhear other students talking smack about Cap and Tony. Hikaru holds Chris back before he can instigate a fight. Akira picks the fight himself.
Later, Akira watches Tony on a news program on his phone, alone at their usual sunset-watching spot. Tony shows up in his casual gear and the two go on a date. No, no, it's not like that, you letches. Doctor Akatsuki explains the situation with the bio-codes to Chris and the others in narration. Chris is fed up with Akatsuki not understanding their feelings. After all, they spent all this time risking their lives alongside the others. Now they're just being asked to return to their normal lives. It's the ultimate wound to their pride.
The kids finally accept their fate and allow the bio-codes to be removed. SHIELD soldiers try to arrest the Avengers in public by order of the World Security Council. The kids see this on TV an go to them to support them. Fury calls off the arrest after Maria Hill refuses to arrest him and remove him from power, too. Together, the Avengers and Akira and the others decide to face Dormammu and Loki in the Dark Dimension.
Episode #49 screen captures.
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