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4°C/Toyota's 3rd PES Anime 'Making Of' Video Posted

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Latest behind-the-scenes video looks at in-between animation

Studio 4°C and the Toyota Motor Corporation are streaming several "Making Of" videos for their promotional anime series PES: Peace Eco Smile, detailing the behind the scenes action of anime production. Their latest video puts the spotlight on in-between animation (dōga), the essential yet often unsung step which helps create the illusion of seamless motion onscreen. Previous "Making Of" videos examined background art and key animation.

The comical shorts center around PES, a traveler from space, and NaSuBi, a mysterious life-form who is enamored by the charm of Earth. They immerse themselves in the Tokyo neighborhood of Kichijōji and learn about kindness to people, the value of loving, and the importance of the little happinesses in life.

Yuichiro Hayashi (Batman: Gotham Knight) is directing the project, and Akiko Yajima (Crayon Shin-chan's title character) is voicing NaSuBi. The musical artists Halfby, Yuri Miyauchi, Hiroko Sebu, Seiichi Yamamoto, Yuya Matsumura (white white sisters), and Spangle call Lilli line are all collaborating on the soundtrack.

Studio 4°C and Toyota will post the seventh episode in the series, "Drive your Smile," on August 17. Crunchyroll announced last month that it is also streaming the shorts.

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