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31 January 2006 @ 11:59 am
Ōban Star-Racers  
http://www.savtheworld.com/eng/oban_trailer.php3 (requires Real Alternative)

I've been following Ōban Star-Racers (or Molly, Star-Racer) for 5 years now, and it's finally getting here... the only major change is that the characters aren't cel-shaded anymore! Pretty fascinating that they'd do away with that plan. That's probably why it took 8 years to make it, since they probably needed to start over somewhere along the lines.

The show still looks like it'll be awesome - the characters are well-designed, the style is much more fleshed-out - but I was looking forward to a completely 3D CG show. I guess having all the backdrops and mobiles rendered is still nice.

The music's fitting, too. Still got an anime feel, but a lot nicer than licensed J-Pop.

edit I guess you couldn't say I've been actually "following" it since it seems they made this jump from 3D French animation to 2D Japanese animation back in 2002. Oh well!
Jamessamuraitiki on February 1st, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
that looks cool. do you know where i could find a fan sub of it? i'm interested in watching it.
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on February 1st, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
1) It's not even out
2) I'm pretty damn sure it's coming out in English, but probably French first. I don't know if there are any plans for Japanese release as of now.
Jamessamuraitiki on February 1st, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
i was confused. i thought cell shaded version was being remade.
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on February 2nd, 2006 12:07 am (UTC)
Nope the cel-shaded version doesn't exist, it was only a small trailer, something like an extended intro sequece.