CGI in Anime

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Will there ever be an anime that achieves the suc­cess and wide­spread ac­claim of Toy Story? Over the past two decades, there have been reg­u­lar at­tempts to make all-CG anime, of­ten (though not al­ways) aimed at the world mar­ket. Some are en­joy­able – we rec­om­mend the sci-fi ac­tion film Ap­ple­seed Ex Machina – and some woe­ful, such as Ap­ple­seed XIII, an­other version of the same property. The 2013 CG film Stand By Me Do­rae­mon re­made a beloved trad toon about a friendly robot cat; it was suc­cess­ful in Ja­pan, but isn’t likely to chal­lenge Pixar in for­eign mar­kets.

The CG stu­dio Poly­gon Pic­tures has made some am­bi­tious re­cent pro­duc­tions, in­clud­ing Ronja the Rob­ber’s Daugh­ter (a chil­dren’s show co-pro­duced with Stu­dio Ghi­bli) and the hor­ror-themed Ajin: Demi-Hu­man. Poly­gon’s space opera se­rial Knights of Si­do­nia is avail­able in Bri­tain.

In Knights of Si­do­nia, the young he­roes de­fend a gi­ant space­ship car­ry­ing the last hu­mans.


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