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When I was reading SBR about a month ago I noticed the shift in coloring style between early volumes compared to the rest of the part and the series overall, has anybody found why this is?

Posted by SpoonGuy on 8 October 2021 at 12:39.
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My guess is: They probably have different colorists doing each part or a section of that part.

Posted by StationSquare on 8 October 2021 at 12:45.
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I don't know if there's an actual official statement on it, but from what I've been told, both early SBR and Phantom Blood were colored around the same time which have the airbrush-y look. Shueisha was still trying to find their ground on how to color the panels, trying a gradient style at first (which I personally think didn't work out to well considering they did it digitally lol), before deciding on the Araki-style of coloring that we see in later SBR and in the rest of the JoJo parts.

Do take this with a grain of salt because I only relayed what I read from other fans.

Posted by FrizzleLamb on 11 October 2021 at 07:41.
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Posted by FrizzleLamb on 11 October 2021 at 07:41.

»I don't know if there's an actual official statement on it, but from what I've been told, both early SBR and Phantom Blood were colored around the same time which have the airbrush-y look. Shueisha was still trying to find their ground on how to color the panels, trying a gradient style at first (which I personally think didn't work out to well considering they did it digitally lol), before deciding on the Araki-style of coloring that we see in later SBR and in the rest of the JoJo parts.

Do take this with a grain of salt because I only relayed what I read from other fans.«

If that’s true, I wish they went back and recolored SBR & PB. I wonder what they could look like in color without the airbrushed look.

Posted by StationSquare on 11 October 2021 at 13:36.
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Posted by StationSquare on 11 October 2021 at 13:36.

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Posted by FrizzleLamb on 11 October 2021 at 07:41.

»I don't know if there's an actual official statement on it, but from what I've been told, both early SBR and Phantom Blood were colored around the same time which have the airbrush-y look. Shueisha was still trying to find their ground on how to color the panels, trying a gradient style at first (which I personally think didn't work out to well considering they did it digitally lol), before deciding on the Araki-style of coloring that we see in later SBR and in the rest of the JoJo parts.

Do take this with a grain of salt because I only relayed what I read from other fans.«

If that’s true, I wish they went back and recolored SBR & PB. I wonder what they could look like in color without the airbrushed look.«

Call me weird but I kinda liked the airbrushy style that early SBR had, it kinda fit the vibe in a strange way.

Posted by SpoonGuy on 11 October 2021 at 16:30.
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Posted by SpoonGuy on 8 October 2021 at 12:39.

»When I was reading SBR about a month ago I noticed the shift in coloring style between early volumes compared to the rest of the part and the series overall, has anybody found why this is?«
Because Phantom Blood and the first couple of volumes of Steel Ball Run were coloured in 2006. While the rest of the series was coloured in 2011.

Posted by Morganstedmanms on 11 October 2021 at 21:33.