Wonderful Days.


#1

New great korean animation.
They used 3D,2D(cel),miniature.
And THEY USED LW FOR 3D.
Proton you have to interview these guys.
Watch this trailer first.
http://wonderfuldays.co.kr/movie/eng_teaser_trailer_high.wmv

http://wonderfuldays.co.kr/


The 3D part`s done by Independence(korean post production).
http://www.independence.co.kr/korean/index.asp
They are known for their in-house project EggCola that you might have watched at the last years SIGGRAPH theater.

http://www.independence.co.kr/korean/featured/featured.asp


#2

Coincedence that i’m downloading the trailers, and the making of video right now… I have been trying to find more info on this awesome anime for awhile now…


#3

I hope this film is as good as it looks and goes on to be a roaring success!


#4

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems strange how there’s such a difference in style and level of detail between the 2d and 3d elements. It’s a thin rope to balance upon, I suppose. Nevertheless, I’ll be looking forward to checking this out once it’s released. Looks really interesting. :thumbsup:


#5

it looks ok… I think…

One thing about Korean animation work is that… it is heavily influenced by Japanese… I mean heavy… I am not trying to put down Korean animation… I am Korean myself, but I have genuine love for the Japanese CG work and anime and animation work. The work looks okay… but it still lacks something… it is missing something that are present in Japanese and US work.

In my opinion, Asian countries… with the exception of Japan is still trying very hard to climb to the top dominated by mostly US and Japan, and this piece of work is not an exception.

After watching some movies… and demoes… it made me wonder… because this work doesn’t have any uniqueness to it that would distinguish this piece as something that is done by Koreans… It just looks like another animation done by Japan. Let’s examine the work like Monster Inc, Toy Story, Treaure Planet, Shrek, Final Fantasy, and other CG movies or animation… You can tell that they are done by US…

You get what I am trying to get to? Korea has long long long way to go… Don’t get me wrong. I am just saying that it has no soul…


#6

Last I heard, the artists working on this film worked on a lot of anime outsourced to them from Japan. Maybe that’s why the artwork looks familiar…? :smiley:

Me, I’m in love with the beautiful drawings and ink-and-paint for the characters. Look at the beauty of this eye, for example. Gorgeous ink-and-paint, and it suggests ways to color-texture-map a celshaded characters’ eyes. Look at this elegant depiction of a character’s face, or the lovely setting of this stained-glass backdrop. I love anime, and I love Western animation, but I don’t think I’ve seen anything quite like Wonderful Days before.

I hope this film gets released in the United States.

:love:


#7

Originally posted by kukukiki74
[B]One thing about Korean animation work is that… it is heavily influenced by Japanese… I mean heavy… I am not trying to put down Korean animation… I am Korean myself, but I have genuine love for the Japanese CG work and anime and animation work. The work looks okay… but it still lacks something… it is missing something that are present in Japanese and US work.

In my opinion, Asian countries… with the exception of Japan is still trying very hard to climb to the top dominated by mostly US and Japan, and this piece of work is not an exception.

After watching some movies… and demoes… it made me wonder… because this work doesn’t have any uniqueness to it that would distinguish this piece as something that is done by Koreans… It just looks like another animation done by Japan. Let’s examine the work like Monster Inc, Toy Story, Treaure Planet, Shrek, Final Fantasy, and other CG movies or animation… You can tell that they are done by US…

You get what I am trying to get to? Korea has long long long way to go… Don’t get me wrong. I am just saying that it has no soul… [/B]
I’m also korean (well, half of my genes are) and I agree and disagree with you. It does carry the “anime” style that was created by the Japanese but it doesn’t suprise me since a great deal of Japanese animation is sent to Korea. I’m sure that most of the work that Korean animation studios complete is for Japanese clients. So it doesn’t surprise me at all that this is a Korean “anime” film and not a Korean “totally new style that no one has created” film. And I wouldn’t be so brash to say that something doesn’t have a soul just from watching a couple short clips of a full length film. I’ll save judgement till I’ve seen it.


#8

Takkun:

I wasn’t being brash by saying it didn’t have a soul… if Korean and Chinese are good at something is copying… It is true. I just want to see something different from everything out there. Koreans have lots of potential, and I am part of and owner of lightwave cafe in Daum Communications. Something different… something that would set us apart from the rest of the world… Something unique… something that has soul that sets apart from Japanese and American work. Something that people will recognize as made in Korea.

I never said that the movie didn’t have a soul. Read it right takkun because I am little ticked off. The soul in human is what makes us unique… and different… I was merely referring to that… So… don’t be so brash in judging me dude.

Celshader:

Usally the purpose of outsourcing is for the cheap price… That still doesn’t mean that the studio cannot produce something different from their outsourced work. If this movie is similar to the ones that they worked for their Japanese clients… they would be mrerely mimicking…

I have seen better work done by many countless Japanese anime titles… and American titles… The quality of work done in this work would be almost equal to the cg movies done in the Final Fantasy 8… I am a gamer, game programmer and 3d enthusiast… I love anime… I have seen almost everything… and this movie failed to impress me. It is just simple as that… Compare this to Finaly Fantasty X or X2? This movie won’t survive… I think Korea is still several years behind…

For the matter… compare this movie to the cg movies in Warcraft III and Warcraft III Frozen Throne… American CG work rules… You want to talk about the beauty of the eye? Take a look at the crow’s beautiful reflecting eye in the opening sequence of the Warcraft3… You will know what I mean… Watch the hellscream lunch his axe at the demon…

No matter what… Korea and China will always be behind Japan and America… That’s the sad truth…


#9

Originally posted by kukukiki74
[B]I just want to see something different from everything out there…

…I have seen almost everything… and [Wonderful Days] failed to impress me.[/B]

Hm. :sad: Well, have you had a chance to see Tree of Palme…? If so, what did you think of it? If not…check it out if you get the chance. If you’re looking for something different, that film might fit the bill. Its story pulled genuine tears out of me when I saw it in the theater, plus it takes place in a richly imagined world.


#10

This looks great! Looking forward to seeing this some day.


#11

I hope this movie at least gets DVD released here in the states before too long. I would hate to wait 3 years to see it.
I love the look of those trailers!

fastfinger - where did you find those behind-the-scenes images?


#12

korean anime sure has its own style, often very HQ (like “my girl mari” and the pc games with the distinct korean style) :slight_smile:
nice to see it spread (but i sure hope it doesnt get popularitized :wink:

didnt know they used LW, but seeing as LW is the best tool for cel-shading and so on, its no wonder :thumbsup:

i mean, both “hoshi no koe” by makoto shinkai and the upcoming series Starracer Molly were made with LW. very successfully i might add.


#13

Wow!!..I’m really looking forward to seeing this one. Looks like another for the DVD collection.


#14

There’s a lot of amazing stuff coming out of korea, the girls are super cute as well. Memento Mori is one of my all time favorite movies. Can wait to see this one.


#15

I do agree with You 74… But it is hard to put down such an Epic amount of work from any country anyway. It looks real nice. Some of the 2d animation looks poorer than it’s 3d visuals though and it looks like it lacks animation consistency. (some scenes are amazing looking though). The fact that those guys used Lightwave is good news for us though… Right?


#16

Hey kukukiki74, take it down a notch man! Geez, some people are way too sensitive. It’s like you can’t disagree with anyone on this forum anymore! And I wouldn’t compare Wonderful Days to Final Fantasy X and X2 (which is outstanding work, the best from Square so far!). X and X2 is full-on CG while Wonderful Days is 2D characters with 2D/3D enviroments, a better comparison would be Voices from a Distant Star or Blue Submarine or Titan AE or Blood: The Last Vampire.


#17

Originally posted by RobinOberg
[B]didnt know they used LW, but seeing as LW is the best tool for cel-shading and so on, its no wonder :thumbsup:

i mean, both “hoshi no koe” by makoto shinkai and the upcoming series Starracer Molly were made with LW. very successfully i might add. [/B]

Makoto Shinkai did indeed use LightWave for Hoshi no Koe, but the Molly, Star-Racer pilot used Maya and a custom-built shader. Is the TV series itself getting done in LightWave? :curious:

Hey, for what it’s worth, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex used LightWave and a custom shader for celshaded mecha; 3DS MAX + Illustrate! was used for celshaded characters in the background.


#18

At the end, how well it does in mass market will depend on the story. Hell, it could look Simpson-ish 2D style if it’s got an engaging story. Otherwise, it would be another Final Fantasy in the making.


#19

can’t find the making of video … can someone post the link…
thanks


#20

Basically I don’t care what package it was made in. If it looks good, it looks good.
You’re right about the story element though Vorlon.