listener wrote:Hey, this whole thread has degraded into a chat thread. The main focus is EFM, but anyone can contribute to it.
And thinking about what you said... Yeah, it does seem like an awesome idea.
Well, watching Bubblegum Crisis helped me think that '80s anime would be the best way to go about it. Macross is also a great example, though you'd want it looking like the movie "Macross: Do You Remember Love?" because of the shading and high-quality animation. Also, considering how ships are animated in anime, if you watch episode 5 of Bubblegum Crisis and the Macross TV series and Movie, and watch Legend of the Galactic Heroes, you'll see how hand-drawn animators can create a stunning illusion of 3D ships with pure hand-drawn animation. It's amazing! ^^
Though these are more inspirations in terms of the way the ships are handled through hand-drawn animation and level of detail, rather than plot styles that one would want to see Marathon in. If anything, though, '80s style is one of the best directions to go with anime if there were to ever be a Marathon anime, at least in terms of details and layers of shading needed to create a colorful, detailed, yet terrifying (and sometimes comedic) atmosphere.
Plus, voices for the AIs with dialogue straight from the game. I'd hope that the original designs of stuff would be stuck to for some things, while other things being redesigned to be more "realistic" in terms of how architecture and the like would be handled. Still, it would be nice if they kept to how the original was in terms of plot, and sequels. Granted, this is little more than a fantasy of what such an anime would be like, but it's a cool idea nonetheless.