Link to Episodes: http://www.lifepoint1.com/change/surface/index.php
Surface by Lifepoint1 is one of my favorite fanime. I find myself watching it every once in a while to marvel at how it makes me think and how rare that is for a fanime. It’s about a group of seemingly random people that are transported to a strange place that defies reality and challenges them with riddle-like scenarios.
Surface has only two episodes so far but the second episode is split into two parts. Also the art and animation in the second episode shows a lot of improvement from the first. I highly recommend checking it out!
Link to Website: http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/animator
Crazy Talk Animator is very good at 2D cut-out like animation, animation that involves less drawing. It quite advanced “puppeteering” tools and features and comes with a lot of art content like characters and props but allows you to import and manipulate your own art as well. Watch the YouTube video if you want a better idea of what the program can offer.
Crazy Talk Animator Standard costs $49.95 while Crazy Talk Animator Pro with more advanced tools costs $179.95.
Link to Website: http://www.studioartfx.com
This is a website created by Terrence Walker that hold his Anigen video tutorials. In these videos, he talks about methods you can use to create your own anime series or stand-alone movie. Most notable is his expertise at integrating 3d into anime-style animation. His tutorials discuss these kinds of 3D methods that can reduce the amount of work for creating a fanime greatly.
He has a few free videos and charges for the rest of his videos. If you are looking for instruction from a real fanime professional, this is where you can find it.
What kind of fanime blog would I be running here if I never mention Anime Studio? Even though it has anime in it’s name, Anime Studio is not limited to just creating anime-style animations. You can create South Park-style cutout animations very easily. Anime Studio has a lot of rigging, bone, and tweening tools to help you animate without having to draw a bunch of frames (pictures), though you can make frame-by-frame animating in Anime Studio if you want.
As of this blog post, Anime Studio Pro costs $299. Fortunately, Anime Studio has a cheaper version with less features called Anime Studio Debut for only $49.99. Both versions have a 30 day trial.
Link to Creator’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLydiaLlama?feature=watch
I titled this post “fan-animation” instead of “fanime” because the artist closely copied the Adventure Time style for these videos (which is not anime-style). However, I think I’ll put it in the fanime catagory anyway instead of “other cool fan-made stuff” so it’s easier for people to find.
These movies are quite adorable continuations of the gender-bender Ice King fan fiction episode in Adventure Time. Marshall Lee x Fiona shipping is apparently very popular even though they do not speak to each other in that episode.
Link to Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT_nvWreIhg
Hinari, is a reviewer on YouTube. Check out her channel, “Fanime Reviews” to watch in-depth review videos on various fanime. Her reviews are interesting and I’m one of her fans.
This blog is more like a list / gathering of fanime and related content, I will often give my personal option on the fanime I feature but I will never go into real detail on any of them and simply encourage you to check them out yourself.