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There Is Literally No Difference Between 720p and 1080p Anime

February 21, 2015 TritiumXL 15 Comments

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Alright, it’s time for the elitists to stop spreading lies around and put finally this misconception to rest. There is no difference at all between 1080p and 720p anime. Honestly, there isn’t!

I know, I know. It sounds strange to believe since there’s clearly a difference in numbers. But even so, in the case of anime there is absolutely no distinguishing qualities when you put the two together. And if you were to look at the following comparisons of 720p and 1080p anime screenshots below, I’d bet even you wouldn’t be able to tell which one is which.



Rolling☆Girls (Winter ’14) – Episode 1

Nope, your eyes are not being fooled. These screenshots are from two completely different sources.



Death Parade (Winter ’14) – Episode 1

Can you tell the 720p source apart from the 1080p? Even I’m confused!



Koufuku Graffiti [i.e. Gourmet Girl Graffiti] (Winter ’14) – Episode 1

Don’t be fooled by the placebo effect in this picture, there is ZERO difference between the two.

Let’s face it, watching anime in 1080p is just not going to make that much of a difference. And with huge amounts of data pollution in recent times, we should pitch in and do our part for the environment by conserving data. It’s pretty tough these days, even I can only get 5 GB of data usage on my phone monthly. And if 1080p is going to waste a huge chunk of it for no reason, then I don’t see why anyone should consider using it.

Now that you know the truth, do the right thing and help spread this message to everyone! Too many people are wasting their time with 1080p anime and it’s time for them to realize the truth!

aka TritiumXL, is the CEO and founder of Top Anime LLC. His vision for the future is a more kawaii world than the one we currently inhabit. Besides his work on Top Anime, Demetrius is hard at work on a side project that will completely eradicate the 3rd dimension, which will usher in a new era of 2D moe to this fucked up world.


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  1. Anonymous
    August 12, 2015 - 8:59 am

    You mean the is no difference while watching in with a mobile device?

  2. Anonymous
    August 19, 2015 - 11:46 pm

    Rolling Girls – Right side is blurry
    Death Parade – Left side is blurry
    Koufuku Graffiti – Right side is extremely blurry

    Am I missing some extreme form of sarcasm here? Don’t know which is labeled which but even with the small image sizes one side is much more pixelated than the other.

  3. krillerdk123321
    November 24, 2016 - 1:12 am

    You fucking idiot, when you’re comparing two picture qualities you can’t have them in the same file… your file isnt even close to either one of the qualities you’re comparing, you’ve got 1280×720… fuck off..
    As the guy over says, even now there is difference.
    1. get some technical knowledge/experience.
    2. Get a proper screen, at least 1920X1080
    3. If 2 has already been fullfilled, make sure that either A: you are actually watching 1920X1080 or 1920×720 and not 1280×720… 1280×720 is only 2/3(66.67%) of the quality of 1920×720 and 44.44% of 1920×1080…
    4. if the two above are already fulfilled, get glasses or contact lenses. Go out more, if you’re watching the screen all day your eyesight suffers.

    • TritiumXL
      November 25, 2016 - 7:42 pm

      I think you’re the one who needs glasses.

      1. Same file? My comparisons all have THREE separate images each, one for left, one for right, and one side-by-side. And you can clearly see there is zero difference in any of the files.

      2. 1920×720? That isn’t even an actual resolution. You’re obviously trolling me.

      3. Proper screen? I use a 4K monitor (Dell UP3216Q) that has the highest percentile RGB color reproduction available in a consumer-grade display, so I actually know what I am talking about unlike you. Nevertheless, to further dispute your claims I should mention that for these comparison tests I also ran additional tests with separate 1280×720 and 1920×1080 displays. That’s a total of 3 separate monitor tests per comparison, and all show a lack of difference in quality.

      Nice try, but you’re wrong about everything.

  4. Maurice Greer
    April 23, 2017 - 5:04 pm

    You must be trolling. I watch 720 anime all the time… but at least in your pictures here, the differences are glaring….

  5. zaggernut
    August 29, 2017 - 6:39 am

    I tried using an electron microscope and, nope, I couldn’t see a single difference.
    btw, if there is no difference between 720p and 1080p, there should also be no difference between 480p and 720p, and between 360p and 480p, and also between 240p and 360.
    ok, i’ll watch all my anime in 240p from now on.

  6. kkk jjj
    January 8, 2018 - 6:16 am

    There is
    this isn’t about quality
    it’s about your screen
    like if you’re watching anime in your mobile you’ll use 420 or 360 depends on your screen
    Try watching anime on your PC in 360p you will say ” bad quality ” but when you watch it on mobile it’s good
    because of the screen
    PS4 use 1080p

  7. kkk jjj
    January 8, 2018 - 6:19 am

    & I can see the different i’m using laptop

  8. aayush222
    April 18, 2018 - 6:14 am

    Is this a fuckin joke?

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  11. Fierce Vinegar
    October 14, 2019 - 1:34 pm

    what the fuck is this post, both images are 720p and one is compressed to shit why the fuck are you talking about 1080p????

  12. Anon
    June 23, 2020 - 1:28 am

    I can literally see the difference between each 2 pictures, what do you mean you don’t see the difference, one picture is blurry and we can’t see the small lines and one is really clear and we see the lines.

  13. psybersenpai
    February 17, 2021 - 1:08 pm

    top 10 questions science still cannot answer

  14. Anon
    August 10, 2023 - 1:50 pm

    …i cannot even begin to describe how wrong this “article” is…

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