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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 作画 (sakuga).

NounEdit

sakuga (uncountable)

  1. In Japanese animation (anime), a sequence of noticeably higher quality, used to highlight a particularly important scene.
    • 2013, Luke Halliday, Cowboy Bebop Remastered Sessions Collection 1 Review, Capsule Computers:
      The animation is superb, with high level fluid sakuga being prominent throughout.
    • 2015, Kevin Cirugeda, The Joy of Sakuga, Anime News Network:
      Series that usually have to make do with unimpressive visuals have some of the most incredible highlights in the whole industry, and that stark contrast has been the wakeup call for many sakuga fans out there.

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RomanizationEdit

sakuga

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さくが