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I've always liked this quirky anime technique, which was used in several anime around the 1990s and 2000s, but not THAT often. What is it called and how does it work?

How do you animate it and when does it get used?

magic knight rayearth - chibi

I also found other examples

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  • Are you referring to the Chibi style of drawing the characters smaller, or to the short clips which usually feature this style? The clips generally come during the middle (before and after ad breaks) or "In the next episode" segments of an episode. – TheGamer007 Jun 17 '19 at 17:50
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    @TheGamer007 as his title mentions "run" I assume he is talking about the feet turning into what seems like cloudy circles instead – Dimitri mx Jun 17 '19 at 18:17
  • @Dimitrimx ah, I completely misinterpreted that. Thanks. – TheGamer007 Jun 17 '19 at 18:28
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    is there a name for it? – Kenny M. Jun 17 '19 at 19:58
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    you might want to also add what do you mean by "how does it work?" you mean how does it work being animated or how does the run work in real life? – Memor-X Jun 17 '19 at 23:48
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It's most likely a mix of,

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  • Is there any more info – Kenny M. Aug 31 at 21:05
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I doubt there is an actual name for this but it's likely a trope that derived from older manga works., most notably that of Fujio Akatsuka. It's best described as an "afterimage" of movement.

afterimages of Fujio Akatsuka 1

afterimages of Fujio Akatsuka 2

There are many names for such, like "ghost feet", but there's not any real agree upon terms for this trope.

ghost feet

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  • WOW. Is that page online – Kenny M. Oct 11 at 22:06
  • What page are you referring to? – кяαzєя Oct 14 at 3:04
  • The one about that super-deformed run, can I find it anywhere? – Kenny M. Oct 16 at 22:39
  • To download, not really. – кяαzєя Oct 17 at 17:30
  • That's ok, I'll set up another bounty – Kenny M. Oct 18 at 19:20

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