A mysterious and beautiful anime series, Land of the Lustrous (Houseki no Kuni) is now on air.
Director: Takahiko Kyogoku (京極 尚彦)
The Orange is a CG animation studio and has supported to produce many titles.
Land of the Lustrous is the first title for their own prime production.
And they aired the making of Land of the Lustrous by Niconico douga on 30 October 2017.
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They are the members of the Orange !
Yes, otaku must wear glasses.
They have developed their original 3D graphic drawing system.
Show you their works.
At first, pictures of development of Phosphophyllite (main character)
Adjustment of facial expressions
Prototype of Bort (Black diamond)
Prototype of Euclase
Prototype of Morganite
Development of Diamond
Shinning too much
Present model of Diamond
Development of Cinnabar (Mercury)
Mercury splash around Cinnabar
Rutile and her original jewel
Rutile is called as needles-in-crystal in Japan. Exactly.
And the Orange has bought their original jewels!
Not so big one, haha!
And Snail in episode3, who eats Phosphophyllite
These green colored points turn to be Phosphophyllite
Plants also are drawn by CG and move automatically.
All characters are drawn by CG with using motion capture.
A few scene is drawn by hand.
Background arts are mainly drawn by hand.
In producing Japan’s anime, they create pictures and record the voice acts. But this title recorded voice at first and the system recognizes it to let character’s mouth moving automatically!
Adjustment of mouth moving
The Orange has harmonized technology and art.
Thanks, otaku guys with glasses!
You must watch all series of ” Land of the Lustrous” !!