Okay, Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 Week has come and gone, and as promised, we got ourselves a sneak peek of the new addition to the Ben 10 franchise with Ben 10: Omniverse. It’s cool and all, with our resident galactic protector teaming up with his younger self (or is it the other way around? Time Travel discussion has always blown my mind!) for twice the action, but it seems that a lot of fans are disappointed with the new art style, which seems slightly deformed compared to the previous shows’.
Personally, the new art style didn’t bother me. I loved The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker even though its art style faced similar complaints for being too “kiddie”. And if we’re going to pick bones here, Batman: The Animated Series features one of the most serious depictions of the world’s greatest detective and you’ll be hardpressed to find anyone complaining about the show even though its art style contains certain caricatured elements, such as ridiculously large and angular jaws that are remniscent of old golden age comic strips, which looked shoddy because they need to be produced fast due to a newspaper’s tight deadlines.
What about you? Did you like the new Ben 10: Omniverse art style or not? Feel free to discuss it in the comments or in the Toonbarn forums.