Ultimate_Nova_X wrote: vampko wrote:
You could give some sort of something to your post instead of relying on others to google stuff for you.Offical site
Not my thing at all...
It's claymation.... ._.
Hands were a bit full at the time(and I couldn't find a good English site besides the official site -_-)
Claymation? No, not even close.
It's actually hand-puppetry, here's another link: http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/02/08/a ... %E3%80%91/
well, this is going to be one cheap anime to make at the least. So, even if it doesn't do the best, they'll still make good money.
Hmm, cheap anime? Not sure what you mean by that. In terms of money, each puppet is worth of upwards of 5 digits in Taiwanese currency, which is a couple hundred in CAD and USD, as they're crafted in a very detailed form.
In terms of filming, in an insider interview once, they said they could only use about 20 mins of film per day, if they're lucky, given the high standards of angle, position, and art and getting them just right. While Thunderbolt Fantasy will (probably) be only 22 mins/ep, the series us Taiwanese are familiar with is actually about 70 mins/ep, with an ep or two every week depending on the series (yes, there's more than one series, with 2 that stands out in terms of popularity, one of them being the PILI series).
If you're thinking there's no animation
in the technical sense, they always add special effects (in terms of flashy moves), so there's that.
Will it make good money? Eh I'm not sure. I hope so, but the past indicates that pushing this sort of entertainment (due to massive cultural integration) to outside of Taiwan has limited success, though it has gained a following in China and even has a Mandarin dub (the language traditionally spoken in this series is Taiwanese, close relative of the Hokkien dialect). Though in all honesty, asking me to listen to puppets speaking in Mandarin is like asking me to watch anime in English, it's just......feels wrong.
And while it is made by PILI, it's not part of their main series and still an original series, so that's always a gamble.
Thunderbolt Fantasy will have a Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Japanese voiceovers, I'll only be checking out the latter 2.
Actually, about a decade ago, PILI, the same company that's co-creating this, tried to bring their own series to the US, dubbed Wulin Warriors, and it sucked and was canceled after 2 eps.
Sorry about the wall of text, you can tell I'm pretty passionate about this.