Cassette Girl

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Cassette Girl

Postby mbanu » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:45 pm

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(http://animatorexpo.com/cassettegirl/)
(PV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW6zL9n9z78)

Did anyone see this when it was streaming? A little fan-servicey, but I think the premise is one that old school fans could appreciate. (^_^) it's about a girl who pilots a mecha that can play Betamax tapes, providing powers to the pilot based on the content of the tape. She travels a post-apocalyptic wasteland looking for old video stores to increase her supply, while being hunted by the Media Police, who have made possession of old forms of media illegal.

It was just a one-shot short, but I'd love to see a series made out of it. (^_^) Not sure if it will happen though, as it was made using an experimental 2D/3DCG hybrid that many folks don't think would scale up well for a full show.
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Re: Cassette Girl

Postby usamimi » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:32 am

Yes! I really enjoyed this short, it was so fun. I also loved that it starred Megumi Hayashibara & Koichi Yamadera, both great seiyuu we know from tons of old stuff. :D
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Re: Cassette Girl

Postby usamimi » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:21 am

Head's up: they put Cassette Girl back online for a limited time if you missed seeing it the first time!
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Re: Cassette Girl

Postby zimmerit » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:54 pm

usamimi wrote:Head's up: they put Cassette Girl back online for a limited time if you missed seeing it the first time!


They just announced an artbook for it as well, due in May: https://animatorexpo.com/news/179
Preorders are up on Amazon.jp, too: http://amzn.asia/drmj5tt

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Re: Cassette Girl

Postby usamimi » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:41 am

Very nice! I wouldn't mind getting a copy of that. Thanks for the link!
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Re: Cassette Girl

Postby Char Aznable » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:03 pm

Wow, everything about this is amazing! They really nailed that energetic old school anime feel with it. And there's a definite Project A-KO or Burn Up vibe from this, especially with the fanservice, mechs, and frenetic art style. All of the '80s references are great too, with the G1 Optimus Prime robot being the most obvious. Also, when she's in the video store, the gun she's holding is clearly the same gun Robocop uses in the '87 film.

I hope they end up doing something more with the concept. Personally, I think Cassette Girl would translate better to a feature-length anime, instead of a series. But maybe that's just me...I've been having a difficult go of watching recent anime shows...mostly due to so much muddled plotting (slow starts and weak endings). I wish we'd see a return to more original concept sci-fi anime films, like in the '80s/'90s. I had hoped Expelled From Paradise would've jumpstarted that trend, but no such luck.


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