[Picture Intensive] I was cruising on good vibes when I decided to try watching another magical girl anime show. Turned out its nothing like any other magical (kiddish) girl anime I’ve watched before. Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na koto ~ Natsu no Sora~ ( 魔法遣いに大切なこと ～夏のソラ～) is last year’s summer anime and I’m not trying to do a review here cos I’m just terrible at it. :P I’m only VERY infatuated with the production for this anime. (ヽ(・。・#)ﾉ
The moment it opened I was thinking if I’m watching a live action video instead of an animated film. True to my visionary sensors, it IS animated but heavily touched up using real life photographs. This kinda reminds me of my tv production days back in school. You know, script, storyboard, lights, camera, and the evil editing machine. Back then, we literally drew on white paper, now well, technology’s here for some reason! LOL.
Anyway, the series depicted Shimokitazawa and Nakano in the slice of life story. I remember Windbell and DarkMirage doing inspiring shoots about Byousoku 5cm and School Days after absorbing the anime into their think tank. So during my days of leisure back in Tokyo, I gleefully took a stroll down and here’s what I found.
I must say it wasn’t a hell lot of fun doing it in the blazing days of summer especially when the town’s so frickin big and you have absolutely no idea where to start. This reminds me, I have yet to finish watching the series and they’re already going to release the live action film! Horror horror, procrastinator number one!
I don’t know, I still find the anime a doll to adore maybe because it resembles the real thing so much and I really wanna go to the land of the rising sun again. Perhaps some unlike-minded people may find this production technique a bore and feel that some things should remain as 2D as it possibly can ( you know like in the case of the DragonBall movie LOL).
What do you think?