Unsurprisingly, different styles or techniques can help communicate different messages to viewers. The simplistic but colorful art style of “Castle in The Sky” was a conscious decision by Hayao Miyazaki, the director of the film, to shift the focus of the viewer onto the feeling conveyed by the actions of the characters and the plot. The faded colors in some scenes carry the doom and gloom feeling.
A direct contrast to newer action anime style, where much of the emphasis is on the movement of the character. Accentuation on every punch, kick, and movement conveys the force behind the action. The fluidity of the characters movement communicates the speed of the characters. Pauses and slow-motion shots during the movements, give time to the viewer to appreciate the action. Every frame drawn to mastery. A prime example would be the newer action-packed anime series “One Punch Man.”