Why the redesign of characters in AoStH?
Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:23 AM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:46 AM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:51 AM
Anyway, I always wondered about Robotnik myself. I thought he looked really stupid ...but once I saw the OVA, I was like 'there he is!', it's the only model-correct cartoon to my knowledge.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:35 AM
Ah, sorry about that. I'm pretty sleep deprived at the moment, and I thought that because it had to do with the show and not the games that I should post it here.
I find it kind of weird that they tried really hard to westernize the Sonic universe, when it was already designed with westerners in mind when Sega made it.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:12 AM
It's not a case of "here's Sonic, and a set of rules of how to use him", it's more like "here's Sonic, do whatever you think will make him sell in your region". These days you'd get your teams on skype and create something that's universal.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:19 AM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:01 PM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:04 PM
In retrospect, I think Milton Knight's redesign works really good as a comical cartoon villiain, but it just wasn't what I was expecting as a kid after playing the games (when I was first told about the series I thought it was going to be like that old Sonic manga I have at my site, go figure...).
No need to say that I would have loved a complete series featuring on-model "Segasonic" classic characters, but at least there's the anime movie and the "Man of the Year" cartoon short...
Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:05 PM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:20 PM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:33 PM
I dunno, man, even the modern design is preferable to AoStH's design, in my opinion. At least he looks less fruity. Though the SatAM redesign was similar to AoStH's, it wasn't totally fruity like the latter's, and actually had a much more sinister overtone.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:00 AM
So I'm guessing they changed him up to better suit the tone of the American cartoons. Said cartoons also took extensive liberties with other characters so it isn't so surprising.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:15 AM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:09 PM
This is just like the "Classic Sonic design doesn't work in 3D" discussion. Sonic and co had design changes just for the usual "westernization" bull going on in the 80s and 90s. It only gets funnier when Classic Eggman was designed intentionally to be easy for kids to draw. What's easy for a kid to draw is apparently too hard for professional adult artists to animate. Thank God for the OVA.