I just finished watching the blu-ray discs for an interesting series called Kokoro Connect. The series is based on the light novel series Sadanatsu Anda. The TV series covers the 1st 3 novels while the OVA is just novel#4.
The story involves 5 members of a school club that suddenly find themselves in the middle of experiments by an unknown alien race. The start out having their minds randomly switch bodies (the club has 3 girls and 2 boys). That is followed with them having the control their base emotions removed then random time shifts to when they were children. The Ova deals with having private thought broadcast to random club members.
It is a great story with interesting well developed characters and intertwines sci-fi and pychological stories with some added humor.
Well worth checking out.
More at the link.
Schedule - Adult Swim
New? Robot Chicken Xmas special tomorrow...12am
Not sure I understand what they were trying to do. Seemed and still does unecessarily cruel and horribly out of tune. End result...I'm glad he's back
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Disney Animation Studios Sets MOANA for 2018; Will Use New Style of CGI Similar to PAPERMAN | Collider
Animation takes a long time, and studios look ahead years in advance. Disney Animation Studios, which recently released the amazing Frozen, already has their eye on 2018. According to io9, the studio plans to release Moana (pronounced Mo-AH-na) in five years, and it sounds like it will be another interesting spin on a princess film, although a source tells Bleeding Cool that this story “is fresh and original, not a fairytale movie”. Here’s the logline:
“The main character will be Moana Waialiki, a sea voyaging enthusiast, and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her family needs her help, she sets off on an epic journey. The film will also include demi-gods and spirits taken from real mythology.”
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As you can probably guess from the title character’s name, John Musker and Ron Clement (Aladdin, The Princess and the Frog) will be taking their story “across a series of islands in the South Pacific”. io9 also reports that the story will be set around 2,000 years ago. Bleeding Cool adds there might also be “a Tiki carving as a character.”
The plot sounds interesting, but what’s even more exciting is how it might be animated. According to Bleeding Cool, the studio is also developing “a new style of CG that’s somewhat like but certainly not identical to the techniques used on Paperman.” It will be interesting to see what this means exactly, but it’s important to remember 2018 is far away. So much can change in that time span, and perhaps by the time Moana is released (assuming it isn’t canceled), it will be completely different than even the vague information we have right now.
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