Promoting Kemono no Souja Erin
January 25, 2009
Some of you may already know of a fantasy anime titled Kemono no Souja Erin of winter season. I haven’t checked this out yet, and had no interest in this series until I ran into a bunch of really interesting screenshots compiled by a certain blog here. Assuming that the blogger is a really cool person and doesn’t mind a harmless person like me using it for the purpose of promoting an underlooked series (as long as I’m giving him the credit…which I am), here’s several shamelessly stolen carefully selected screenshots ^___^/
What grabbed my attention initially was the way these masonry structure seems to ‘meld’ into its surrounding landscape. Without rambling on, their choice of materials and the structure’s form highlights the harmony that exists between the nature and village people. It really shows the kind of creative efforts they’re putting into constructing this fantasy setting.
Interior is not too shabby as well.
No idea why they’re living underground like ants but it looks interesting nonetheless!
Also intriguing is the way they’re working with colour, form and texture in these drawings. Very pretty. Seems to be a re-telling of their legends, who knows.
Needless to say I’m very intrigued. Unlike Seirei no Moribito, this title seems to be more geared towards children. Which is not a problem for me! The artwork is obviously not rendered as detailed and polished as Seirei, but I think it’s charming in its simplicity. However, it is a long series. 50 episodes is not Legend of Galactic Heroes long, but still long. I may catch the first epiosode, but doesn’t sound like the kind of adventure I want to follow weekly. In any case, if you’ve ran out good series to follow this season (I know most of you’ve already chosen what to follow but what the hell), why not try this! And be my guinea pig kwahwahwa mwahahaha, tell me if you like it or not later.