This random scene of Obake Chan shows several principles of animation. The Anticipation in this scene is very interesting.
Theres slight lack of Anticipation that occurs in the part where the man walks and his toupee flies away. Of course, it was unexpected. The movement of the object shows that it was blown away from the wind.
There was no Anticipation, however, when Obake Chan jumps to catch the toupee. She awkwardly floats up and catches it. She noticed the object in the air, but we never expected her to jump up and catch it. There’s anticipation when the baseball player winds his arms up to throw the ball, along with Secondary Action in the legs. This also gives a clue that he throws it to Obake Chan, who also with Anticipation, winds up and throws it onto the man’s head.
In my opinion, the lack of Anticipation makes the animation much humorous and random because the audience would never know that would happen.
Staging is used on the scenes more space for what’s to come. The businessman starts on the far right, and the toupee flies to the left where there’s more space. Obake Chan is placed mid left because the toupee is flying from the right. After she throws it to the left, the businessman is in the middle of the scene and the toupee comes from the right.
Squish & Squash is used on the baseball and the toupee to emphasize it’s intensity of speed when they were thrown.
The Timing principle on the baseball player is interesting. It looks like the artist used less frames when he winds up to throw the ball, making it appear slower, but a lot more when he throws the ball.
Arcs are used on the baseball player after he throws the ball. His body moves into a different position, making the action look more realistic.
Appeal is used to emphasize the characters. Obake Chan is drawn as a little girl in a simple ghost costume giving a cute vibe. The businessman is drawn slim with some wrinkles on his face giving the audience an idea on his age, along with him having a toupee. The baseball player was very detailed to show his professionalism. His design was simple, making it easy for the audience to indicate he is a baseball player.