Adult Swim's Jason DeMarco Comments on Quality of Recent Dragon Ball Super Episodes
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Jason DeMarco, senior vice-president and creative director for Adult Swim, posted a thread on Twitter on Friday commenting on "slowdown" in last week's episode of the Dragon Ball Super anime on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block.
According to DeMarco, this happened because of edits made to scenes that failed the Harding Test. The Harding Test tests all content aired on television to make sure it does not have flashing frames that could trigger people who have epilepsy.
DeMarco added the people who perform the program edits on the show slow down the cuts that failed the test to about four frames per second, which, according to DeMarco, made the fight scenes "look insanely slow." DeMarco stated that thanks to fans informing him of the issue, he talked to the people in charge of program editing and asked them to slow the scenes down less. He added that after testing, the slowed scenes going forward will now look better.
Dragon Ball Super airs on Toonami on Saturday evenings at 11:00 p.m.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.