Friday, June 10, 2011

GOSICK: The Curious Case of Face Plant

Currently finished: Episode 19

Face planting is quite a common scene in animes and mangas. What intrigues me, is the fact people that ends up in face plant position almost always ends up with arms fully extended and hands way above their heads. 

In order to end up in that pose after a face plant, you either have to
  1. Run or walk with your hands and arms stuck fully extended straight above your head, or
  2. Run or walk normally, as you're about to fall, quickly raise your arms into a fully extended position...and fall flat on your face. 
In most cases this sort of face plant occurs, you can dismiss scenario no. 1, because even in anime, people don't run around like that. So that leaves us with scenario no. 2. However, if you bring forward your arms from a down position to a fully extended up, you would inadvertently catch the ground and stop short of a face plant. That means...the only feasible way for anybody to have a face plant and end up in a position like that, is to swing their arms half circle backwards in a fully extended upward position as he or she falls. Man, I think I just figured out how all anime characters have face plants. 


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Anonymous said...

lol I've this episode of go sick and I've always wondered why and how people face plant in animes ^~^