Ultimate Shonen Training: Talk the Talk

This happens even in manga I love. The most egregious example I can think of is Eyeshield 21. It’s probably more apparent since you can realistically imagine how much time it takes for these actions, like catching a football, jumping, or throwing. Yet they throw in dialogue that would take 30 seconds and fit it into a moment that should take no less than a second at best. Most other times they get around this by pausing the fight or action, or someone on the sidelines is giving the exposition. It’s not something that I dislike, I mean Eyeshield 21 is one of my personal favorite manga, and it’s built entirely on that kind of ridiculousness. I just wonder what happens in real time or whether this is some special skill these characters learn for coolness sake. In manga space time can be ambiguous, but in anime since the audience experiences the passage of time it’s way more noticeable.

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