Here’s a short video I put together comparing animation directors for two very similar scenes from sequential episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh!.

The first one is by an animation director widely considered one of the best, and you can see just how much detail and atmosphere he puts into every scene. Every episode by this guy is incredible to watch!

The second animation director isn’t bad, but it’s easy to see that his styling and character expressions are just flat.

Ren held his lightsaber, poised to strike. “I could kill you right now. But there is another way.” Breathing hard, Rey looked up in disgust at the man looming above her. “You’re a monster.” “No. You need a teacher.” He was beseeching and insistent all at once. “I can show you the ways of the Force!” Slowly she shook her head. “The Force?” […]  A long moment passed, in which Ren sensed a change in the air, a change in her.

Then she opened her eyes and attacked, viciously.