Ōban Star-Racers

http://www.savtheworld.com/eng/oban_trailer.php3 (requires Real Alternative)

I’ve been following Ōban Star-Racers (or Molly, Star-Racer) for 5 years now, and it’s finally getting here… the only major change is that the characters aren’t cel-shaded anymore! Pretty fascinating that they’d do away with that plan. That’s probably why it took 8 years to make it, since they probably needed to start over somewhere along the lines.

The show still looks like it’ll be awesome – the characters are well-designed, the style is much more fleshed-out – but I was looking forward to a completely 3D CG show. I guess having all the backdrops and mobiles rendered is still nice.

The music’s fitting, too. Still got an anime feel, but a lot nicer than licensed J-Pop.

edit I guess you couldn’t say I’ve been actually “following” it since it seems they made this jump from 3D French animation to 2D Japanese animation back in 2002. Oh well!

5 thoughts on “Ōban Star-Racers”

    1. 1) It’s not even out
      2) I’m pretty damn sure it’s coming out in English, but probably French first. I don’t know if there are any plans for Japanese release as of now.

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