To everyone who’s been asking about when I’ll upload a post of the MSA redesigns with all the gifs in one post (and putting down what song they were animated to), I’m so sorry this took so long. :’D
I kept forgetting to upload this. That, and I wanted to go back to some of the gifs to clean them up, and re-animate them in Clip Studio Paint EX. I’ve tried by best to get them to follow the beat as close as I can, but some of them may still be a little off. Still, this was a fun attempt. I’ll be placing the song references under a “keep reading” thing if anyone is curious.
Manny keeps the same poker face for like 99% of the game, but I needed to find screenshots of certain expressions, for reference. …Then I wound up skimming through all the cutscenes trying to find the different expressions he makes–he gas a good range of expression, when he actually bothers to emote.
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I’d say he looks too happy given what he’s talking about here but nah.
Same expression from an earlier screencap–I just needed to have this screenshot of him and Glottis.
“Yo, what is going on guys, Manny here and today I am joined by none other than my very best friend Y/N!” Manny says excitedly while putting his arm around your shoulders and pulling you into his body abruptly. “Oh yeah, and also, Tobi’s here too,” Manny gestures to his brother standing on the opposite side of him, causing a chuckle to come from you and a unimpressed huff from Tobi. You enthusiastically wave and smile while Tobi sends a large grin to the camera as Manny removes his arm from around you to clasp his hands together in front of his body.
“So today we’re doing the crossbar challenge” “again” you interrupt, “shut up, ok so we’re doing the crossbar challenge but this time Y/N’s actually participating and she sucks so let’s go!” Manny got out quickly and before you could even register what he said, he had already turned around and kicked the football, missing the crossbar entirely.
“Hey!” you screech, turning around and playfully shoving Manny in the chest as he laughs at you. “Oh and I forgot to mention, as it’s close to Valentine’s Day we have these love heart shaped chocolates I got sent the other day, so if you hit the crossbar you get a chocolate, whoever has the most chocolates at the end wins.” Manny explains to the camera. “and Y/N, just because you’re semi decent at FIFA doesn’t mean you’re any good on the field” Manny says as he places the ball he had in his hands down. “Y/N, have you even hit the crossbar before?” Tobi interjects with a teasing tone. “Stop ganging up on me! You’re both unfriended after we finish the video” you huff playfully while picking up your own ball.
“I’ll go first, just to show you how its done” Tobi turned around to grin and point at the camera. Turning back around he did his run up and kicked the ball straight into the net, “would’ve been a sick pen though” he mumbled to himself.
“Ok let the master show you how it’s really done” Manny laughs at his brother and places his ball down. After an over exaggerated hype up he kicked the ball, sending it straight over the goal and into the back fence. “I’m editing that out, that never happened” he walked over and put his hand over the camera lens.
“Master my ass” you laughed as you placed the ball down and walked back towards the camera and gave a quick thumbs up. After looking from the ball to the crossbar a few times you took deep breath and ran up and kicked the ball with all of the force you could manage, watching it fly through the air as it hits the middle of the crossbar with a reassuring ding, carrying out the cleanest crossbar hit anyone had seen in a while.
With wide eyes and mouth agape you turn to face the boys behind you, Tobi was hooting and running around with his arms out to his sides and Manny was barrelling at full speed towards you. With a yelp at the collision of Manny’s body into yours, he managed to pick you up and spin you around while screaming ‘That was mad!’ and ‘What a sick hit!’. Still laughing when he placed you down you had almost missed it. “I could kiss you right now!” he exclaimed, still laughing in disbelief. His eyes went wide when he realised what he had said and the noise from Tobi had come to an abrupt halt.
“Um I- I- uh-” Manny stuttered bringing his hand up to the back of his neck as he avoided your eyes. After overcoming the initial shock of his sudden proclamation, you replied. “Well, don’t let me stop you” you smirked at him as his head snapped back suddenly to look you in the eyes, after he searched your eyes for a couple seconds he muttered a small ‘fuck it’ and placed his lips on yours.
“That’s gonna need editing” Tobi laughed as he threw a chocolate heart towards both you and Manny.