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Echo Force Zero: Vol1

**Thanks for Daily First and FP !! CHEERS **

**also, if you don't like anime-inspired stuff or character archetypes, you probably wont care much for this've been warned**

Well, i am Very happy to be getting this thing up! I worked very hard on this and am very happy with the results - - I have decided to classify it as an "Adventure Drama" as far as genre so keep that in mind
i want to thank all the incredible voice actors who really helped me bring this thing to life. and thanks to monoflauta for helping me code it all together

**Don't forget to find the hidden Scene! There will be one in each episode and it will be adding extra canon plot points - -HINT -- you dont have to click anywhere**

Check it out on youtube here: tch?v=HD5YKEEQlPs
Later guys!



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Entertaining, not precisely excellent.

Okay, first off, I'm giving you an 8 because I think this is good work, lots of people working on it and apparently a lot of thought put into its story and execution.

Since making suggestions and critics will make a very long and confusive paragraph I'll just evaluate each area separately.

Direction: It is a well directed movie, you change cutscenes well, "film" from interesting angles and make every character express itself the appropriate amount of time with well tought expressions. If there is anything that the direction part should be worked on is on making it develop faster at some points and making fights more dramatic or at least more coreographed.

Music & Voice Acting: The music is good, no weird or dramatically unfitting tunes whatsoever, everything kind of goes smoothly, but some of the tracks aren't even noticable, maybe using more dramatic or ear-captivating noises to make scenes have the feel you want them to, The voice acting is great, all your voice actors do an splendid job, but some voices are really similar and it becomes a bit monotonic if such characters dont even make unique expressions.

Animation & Drawing: Very well animated at some points, some movements look really smooth and the way the characters "stand" and interact with the creative and well colored. (the background's overall lighting and detailing need more work) But some of your character drawn expressions and tricky things like hands, proportions are just off, you also mention this is heavily anime inspired, the characters eyes, hair and overall body proportions need some work then, the colors are fine and the way they act is fine, but you need to have more detailed hair and eyes, and really smooth skinny and detailed bodies.

Story, Setting & presentation: It is well put together, some of the names are hard to remember and understand but it all sounds well, your characters seem to be fitting in the story both wardrobe-wise and attitude-wise. The way you present scenes, the title screen and the credits its all very proffesional and well constructed, if anything I'd suggest checking subtitles again since I could spot a few types like "we're already for your training" I think it should be: "we're ALL READY for your training"

Anyways, good animation, terrific voice acting but your drawing skills need some work, other than that you will improve naturally I'm sure.

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LewToons responds:

in addition to anime its also heavily inspired by many western style cartoons so i think alot of my drawing style comes from that as well - - thanks for the review.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

not bad

Not bad, although a bit slow moving. Fair enough for a first episode though.

Good thing Omahdon had plenty of practice for this movie from doing the exact same character for Wonders of the Universe.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Really impressive

You've got great imagination AND voice actors. If I could give a tip, it would be to work on the anatomy, but practice is the cure, and I'd like to see many more volumes!

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

great animation!

great job on doing this!

I dont know if it's my computer or its the game, but it was loading slow :-/

might be me xD

LewToons responds:

sorry about that! - i tried to keep the file size low as possible - thanks for stickin with it though


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Anime Inspired and Stuff!

Dunno if it was intentional or not but I was feeling some Naruto Shippuden (did I spell it right?) vibes throughout the entire animation (character attire, models, behavior, story, etc.) So is that the "anime-inspired" stuff? :P Its fine though, this series has some great potential!

First off, I admire an animator that posts something that is longer than 2-4 minutes, with decent animation nonetheless. And it is only going to get better from here! Music was great as well, especially the credit music.

Also, another plus, the menu. Scene selection, replay button, great additions to an animation if ya' wanna see your favorite scenes again, instead of watching it ALL over again (especially long flashes like this) You get brownie points for easter eggs and character bios! :D

However, with the good comes the bad. Animation was decent yet choppy in certain scenes, especially the more action-oriented ones. Personally, I felt the characters were rather cliche (distant protaganist, energetic support character, power-hungry villian, etc.) But, it would be unfair to entirely judge the characters in only one animation, your characters have room to develop and separate themselves from the carbon-copies out there.

All in all, this animation has proven it can be something more. You have worked hard on this and I hope you work even harder on the next one, and the next one, and the next one... you get the point. It has been a while since I've seen a good series on Newgrounds, you can definitly pull it off. We, as viewers, will have to wait and see what you have to offer.

As always, I am thankful you took the time and effort to animate this for us viewers. Some people don't appreciate all the hard work that goes into making an animation (its hard stuff brah!) I wish you the best of luck!

A possible fan, - Chaos

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