In the land of manga and anime, those who create are often under an intense amount of pressure to meet deadlines.
As such, a badly drawn picture or concept is bound to happen with the somewhat unrealistic time constraints.
In the case of “Gonna Be the Twin-Tail” however, the animation was so poor that fans could not let it pass.
According to a report from Kotaku, fans on the popular Japanese net forum 2ch shamed the anime series for releasing poorly animated scenes.
After the very public fan shaming, the studio went back and cleaned up the scenes for the “Gonna Be the Twin-Tail” DVD/Blu-ray release.
Although fans in Japan may have thought the poor animation to be completely unacceptable, some fans in the U.S.
felt a bit more sympathetic for the animators’ grueling schedule.
“I am glad stuff gets fixed for the home release, but it makes you wish animators had a little more time to get everything just so for the original broadcast.
But with their gruelling schedules and paltry pay, that might not be possible,” explained Brian Ashcroft on Kotaku .
“Shirobako should be mandatory viewing for today’s anime fans.
I know that after I watched it, I find myself being much more sympathetic to TV-broadcast anime, just because of how absolutely grueling it can be to complete an episode and push it out on time,” added Wohdin.
For those interested in checking out side by side examples of how much of “Gonna be the Twin-Tail” improved between the airing and the DVD/Blu-ray release, they can check out the following tweet by Erina Shindo.
“Gonna be the Twin-Tail” was streamed to fans outside of the U.S.
The streaming service describes the anime series as follows: “Soji is an average high school boy and devoted lover of pigtails.
But when monsters with a thirst for human spirit energy invade earth, Soji (along with the help of a mysterious pig-tailed stranger) must transform into a pigtailed girl to defeat them.”